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Have African Americans forgiven Justin Timberlake?

Have African Americans forgiven Justin Timberlake?

With his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Justin Timberlake joined an elite club. Only a handful of others have hosted the legendary sketch-comedy program five times, among them such Hollywood icons such as Tom Hanks and Steve Martin.

Of course, unlike most of them, Timberlake served as that evening's musical guest as well, performing his new single "Suit and Tie" with special guest Jay-Z. Unfortunately for Timberlake, his musical comeback has not been as well received in some corners as his comedic skills.

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  • Written by Keli Goff/The Root

Why Crackle is the best ‘TV’ you’re not watching

Why Crackle is the best ‘TV’ you’re not watching

TV just isn't what it used to be, and that's a good thing. With a wide variety of choices from on demand programming to Hulu and Netflix, it's easy to stay entertained.

From Sony Pictures Entertainment, Crackle was launched in 2007, and according to former Crackle president Josh Felser in a Wall Street Journal article, "Unlike YouTube we're not going to have millions of people sharing on our site. We're going to take the best people and promote them and syndicate them."

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  • Written by Cornelius A. Fortune/Real Times News Service

This Is the Day: The March on Washington

This Is the Day: The March on Washington

"There have been many marches since, and several before, but no other march to the nation's capital captured our collective imagination like the March on Washington of August 28, 1963... The momentous pilgrimage showcased an inspired... Martin Luther King, Jr., the celebrated leader of black America who hadn't yet delivered an entire speech that the nation had listened to...

"Gospel legend Mahalia Jackson... encouraged her friend to depart from paper... "Tell 'em about the dream, Martin," she bellowed from the background. And respond to her call King did... King cast aside his prepared speech... to weave the dream metaphor into the tapestry of the nation's self-image, and in the process he grafted black folk to the heart of American democracy."

– Excerpted from the Essay by Michael Eric Dyson (pgs. 1-5)

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 03/14/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 03/14/2013

For movies opening March 15, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Call" (R for violence, profanity and disturbing content) Crime thriller about a veteran 911 operator (Halle Berry) who gets a shot at redemption when she's forced to confront a killer from her past after taking a call from a desperate kidnap victim (Abigail Breslin). With Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli, David Otunga and Michael Eklund.

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We Want Marvin!

We Want Marvin!

Just when we thought we were gonna get a Marvin Gaye movie, it might be snatched away from us...again!

Remember when news of the movie first came out and Jessie L. Martin of NBC's "Law & Order" was attached to it?

Then for some reason it didn't happen. Maybe it's just me, but I don't believe that Martin was actually officially cast in the project. It sure seemed like the sensible thing since he looks so much like Marvin Gaye. The producers saw it differently and decided to cast Lenny Kravitz in the role.

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5 things we learned at SXSW 2013

5 things we learned at SXSW 2013

 

The techie fest known as South by Southwest Interactive has gotten so big that trends are hard to quantify. But it can be done. Here are five takeaways from the past five days.

 

Austin, Texas (CNN) -- Hoopla surrounding South by Southwest Interactive, the techie festival that wrapped up here Tuesday, has exploded in recent years.

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  • Written by CNN

ProfessU.com spotlights hip hop and pop culture positives

ProfessU.com spotlights hip hop and pop culture positives

ProfessU.com is where hip hop and pop culture meet education. The web site was created by educators Dr. John P. Hamilton and Dr. John Spruill III, and their goal is to capture the positive essences of hip hop and pop culture in trending news, and create original content in the same vein.

ProfessU "flips the script" to give the world a glimpse of conversations with high profile individuals, allowing those interviewed to discuss their lives, dreams, and perspectives on the industry or world events.

ProfessU wants visitors to experience these individuals' "humble beginnings," and become a witness to how many have tapped into the academy as an option for opportunity, or used their newfound wealth to assist others.

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  • Written by BlackNews.com

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