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BOOK: An innocent man and the woman he loved
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
EXONERATED: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom By Joyce King River Grove Books, $15.95 PB Falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend, James Woodard served more than 27 years in prison. In April 2008, Woodard became the 17th man exonerated by DNA evidence in Dallas County, Texas. The same day he was granted his freedom, he laid eyes on Joyce King, the
 
Lexus GS 350 F Sport
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
HOUSTON – After more than a week, it felt like we drove the Lexus GS 350 F Sport sedan through every one of the 600 square miles that comprise this city. And we only found a few irks to complain about. After 10 days and almost 1,000 miles, we came away with a healthy respect for the roadworthiness of the midsize luxury sedan. Except for going over
 
Full Frame announces lineups for tribute and thematic programming
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will present the 2015 Full Frame Tribute to filmmaker Marshall Curry. Curry’s films will be screened over the course of the four-day event, and will welcome a selection of his collaborators and subjects for Q&As. "Full Frame is where I had the first showing of my first film, Street
 
Black Arts Alliance presents NC Black Film Festival
Sunday, March 22, 2015
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Black Arts Alliance will host the 14th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival March 26-29 in Wilmington. The four-day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films at the Cameron Art Museum, UNC Wilmington, and
 
Car Review: 2015 Mazda CX-5
Thursday, March 19, 2015
DETROIT – Mazda gets little respect, and the Japanese automaker should get more. When the CX-5 crossover first came on the market, it was warmly accepted. It was spacious, functional and smartly styled. And over the years it has gotten even better, but automakers with much larger advertising and marketing budgets have gotten all the attention for
 
BOOK: Real life stories of mentors
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Magic of Mentoring: Pearls of Wisdom By Barbara A. Perkins Knowledge Power Books, $18.95 PB The Magic of Mentoring… is a collection of short stories written by 47 Pearls (contributors) who believe that mentoring is the key to success for young people today. “Every child deserves to be mentored,” Perkins said. “Every child
 
Issa Rae, making the black experience relatable
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The world is full of black girls who have little rhythm, tend to be unsure of themselves in social situations, and who consider themselves awkward. However, unlike those who grew up in the 1980s who turned introvert and found solace in mountains of books, today’s awkward black girls need look no further than writer-actress Issa Rae. Born in America
 
A comic book dripping with racial indecency
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Although Hollywood has become saturated with a preponderance of superhero films — namely those licensed by the Marvel Comics franchise — these projects rarely, if ever, feature an African-American lead. In the comic-book realm, a sweeping wave of cultural diversity has inspired the browning of numerous formerly European characters, including
 
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