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If Dr. King were a man, oh, he was!

If Dr. King were a man, oh, he was!

Servant. Leader. Activist. Saint. If one were to ask 1,000 different people how they would describe the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is certain that 1,000 different replies would be received.

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  • Written by Nicole R. Harris/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/29/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/29/2013

For movies opening Feb. 1, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Bullet to the Head" (R for profanity, nudity, drug use, graphic violence and bloody images) Grisly revenge thriller, set in New Orleans, about a hit man (Sly Stallone) and a detective (Sung Kang) who form an unlikely alliance to track down the killers of their respective partners. Featuring Christian Slater, Jason Momoa and Jon Seda.

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‘Blue Caprice’ star back on his own terms

‘Blue Caprice’ star back on his own terms

Isaiah Washington wants everyone to know he's back – not just as a "hired hand," as he made clear to The Root, but as an executive producer. His new movie, "Blue Caprice" in which he also stars, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house and a round of applause.

The title refers to the car used by John Allen Muhammad and his young accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, who participated in a deadly shooting spree for three weeks in October 2002 that resulted in the killing of 10 people in the Washington, D.C., area. Washington expertly plays Muhammad, the man who took the impressionable teenager, played by rising star Tequan Richmond, under his wing and turned him into a killer.

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  • Written by Julie Walker/The Root

Isaac Hayes is ‘Unsung’

Isaac Hayes is ‘Unsung’

A cold winter night in January, check!

One mid-calf long, burgundy, vintage-leather trench coat, check!

Two VIP, TV One "Unsung" Isaac Hayes private screening passes, check!

Viewing the private screening Tuesday night at the Stax Museum where it all began, priceless!

The only thing missing was the red carpet and paparazzi following me.

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  • Written by Nyah Nile

Priceless reflections on female empowerment

Priceless reflections on female empowerment

"About 10 years ago, I was hanging out with some old high school classmates... drinking wine... and wondering what fresh hell lay ahead for us as we approached menopause and all the other absurdities that come along with aging... [Their] obsession with maintaining their youth made me sad.

Why couldn't they just accept themselves as the smart, wonderful and beautiful women that they are? A few wrinkles should not affect one's self-esteem. That conversation was the genesis for this book. I needed to know at what point did women fall in love with themselves."

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Did Beyoncé sing the National Anthem?

Did Beyoncé sing the National Anthem?

WASHINGTON – Pop star Beyoncé opted to use a "pre-recording" of her rendition of the National Anthem during inaugural ceremonies in Washington Monday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told CNN Tuesday.

U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman Kristen DuBois said early Tuesday that "we know why the decision was made," adding that the pop star "did not actually sing," but instead lip-synched her own voice.

Later in the day, however, the Marine Corps said in a statement that no one in their organization "is in a position to assess whether (Beyoncé's vocal performance) was live or pre-recorded."

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  • Written by Jim Acosta/CNN

DJ 007 – on the radio & more!

DJ 007 – on the radio & more!

Ever listened to the radio and heard a song for the first time – one that didn't really reach out and grab you. But then the radio station kept playing the song until it grew on you. Before you knew it, you were singing the words, humming the tune and had purchased it (hopefully) on Itunes, or at a record store if you could find one.

Such is the power of radio.

For true commercial success, radio is an almost "must have." For this week's On Our Way To Wealthy column, we sought out DJ 007 of K97 to get a handle on the importance of radio and of the club in introducing a song to the market.

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