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Columbus Short fired from ‘Scandal’

Columbus Short fired from ‘Scandal’

Columbus Short will not be returning to Scandal in season 4.

ALL THE WELPS THAT EVER WELPED IN WELPCHESTER! It shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone though. Miss Cleo could have seen that coming.

His recent uncouth behavior and run-ins with the law had folks more nervous than Coolio's hair braider. We knew he was risking his job. I even wrote about it last week when I talked about how he needs to get some behavior before he ends up unemployed and unemployable in the future.

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  • Written by Luvvie/theGrio

You Gotta see Taraji!

You Gotta see Taraji!

Taraji P. Henson talks about her new film, "From The Rough," an inspirational biopic where she portrays Catana Starks, the African-American trailblazer who became the first female to coach an NCAA Division-1 men's team when she accepted the reins of the golf squad at Tennessee State University.

Kam Williams: Hi Taraji, thanks for the interview.
Taraji P. Henson: Oh, no worries, Kam.

KW: What interested you in this film?
TPH: Well, first of all, I'd never seen a movie about a female coach before, outside of that Goldie Hawn comedy from years ago, "Wildcats." And I had certainly never seen an African-American woman portrayed this way in a drama. That was the first thing that interested me. Then, when I read the script, I went, "Wow! What an amazing story!" She had all the odds stacked against her, yet she and her team won. And it was all because of the tenacity and belief and passion that she instilled in her players.

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Hip Hop Union and The Black Press of America build on bond

Hip Hop Union and The Black Press of America build on bond

The National Newspaper Publishers Association – The Black Press of America – and the Hip Hop Union have joined forces to eliminate the communication barriers that have plagued Black America for years.

The collaboration underpins the countdown to "The Greatest Mix" celebrating the Core DJ's 10th Anniversary Conference on May 3rd at the Holiday Inn Miami Beach, Fla.

The NNPA is a federation of approximately 200 African-American newspapers. The Hip Hop Union is a governing body of businesses and entrepreneurs and the largest DJ coalition in the world.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

For movies opening April 25, 2014

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Brick Mansions" (PG-13 for profanity, sexual menacing, gunplay, drug use and pervasive violence) Remake of the French action-thriller District B-13, now set in a dystopian, walled-in Detroit, and starring the late Paul Walker as a detective determined to rid the city of a drug kingpin (RZA) in league with corrupt cops. With David Belle, Carlo Rota, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa and Gouchy Boy.

"The Other Woman" (PG-13 for profanity, sexual references and mature themes) Romantic comedy revolving around the wife (Leslie Mann) of a shameless womanizer (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who befriends his two mistresses (Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton) before hatching a plan with them to even the score. With Nicki Minaj, Don Johnson and Tatlor Kinney.

 

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The inspiration for ‘From The Rough’

The inspiration for ‘From The Rough’

NASHVILLE – Former Tennessee State University golf coach Catana Starks' story will be featured in the movie "From The Rough" starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson.

The film is inspired by the life of Dr. Starks, who became the first African-American woman to coach an all-men's team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice to guide a group of golfers to a championship season.

According to BVonMovies.com , Henson will play a fictionalized version of Starks named Cassandra Turner, who parlays a successful stint as coach of the women's swim team at a historically black college into a shot at building the men's golf team. With available black players scarce, Turner scours Europe, Australia and Asia for hidden talents and constructs a uniquely multi-racial team.

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  • Written by TSU News Service

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