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Rapper Ja Rule puts book, GED on prison plan list

Platinum selling rap star Ja Rule, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, has begun serving a two-year prison sentence on gun charges.

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Modern allegory puts face on AIDS epidemic in Africa

 

Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic first rattled the world, it still rages in sub-Sahara Africa. Few films have captured the plague’s fury on the motherland, until now.

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The latest data on Jada

 

Jada Pinkett Smith stars as James River Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Christina Hawthorne in TNT’s hit medical drama series “HawthoRNe.”

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The Sisterhood Showcase: Even better at 16

 

“This was our greatest year ever as we tried to make it more of a regional destination,” said Tina Birchett, founder of the Sisterhood Showcase.

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Puttin’ in the work yields big-time payday

Broadcast giant Viacom has teamed with the Get Schooled Foundation and the White House to present the “Top Commencement Challenge Special.”

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/09/2011

 

“Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer,” “Super 8” and a number of independent and foreign films

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‘Wizz Dumb’ on track for more success

 

Brandon “Wizz Dumb” Deener has worked in the studio on projects for some of the music industry’s elite artist, including Jamie Foxx, Diddy, Missy Elliot, Lil Wayne, Timbaland and more. 

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Still investigating unsolved lynchings

Filmmaker, Keith Beauchamp found his calling while making his first documentary about Emmett Louis Till, the black boy who was tortured to death in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

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‘Fast & Furious 5’ star says, ‘Get out of your own way’

You’re wondering if the economy is to blame for your woes. In the new book “How to Get Out of Your Own Way” by Tyrese Gibson, you’ll see that your problems may be attributed to something much closer.

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Bow Wow’s right back at it

 

Here, Shad “Bow Wow” Moss talks about playing Byron in “Madea’s Big Happy Family.”

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Bar-Kays roll on toward new album

 Bar-Kay's on stage

After 40 years of performing, the Bar-Kays are still coming to the stage with fire, snakes and various changes of clothes.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/02/2011

 

“Beginners,” “X-Men: First Class” and a number of independent and foreign films 

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The Sunset Symphony & The Bar-Kays

It was another great night on the river as this year’s Memphis in May festivities came to an end.

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