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Sanaa Lathan to exec produce ‘Flyy Girl’ trilogy

When the casting news broke that CodeBlack Films, a Lionsgate company, had partnered with Sanaa Lathan to executive produce and star in the feature film adaptation of the “Flyy Girl” book trilogy, written by New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree, I was confirming my meeting with the Quincy Newell, the executive vice president and general manager of CodeBlack.

The best of LAFF

Choosing the best of the best from the Los Angeles Film Festival to highlight was tremendously challenging.

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Road trip: LAFF

LA Film Fest Director Stephanie Allain gives credit where credit is due, fully acknowledging the strength of her programming team Roya Rastegar and Jennifer Cochis, who curated an “energetic slate of films from around the world,” which includes 45 world premieres and over 55 first-time directors

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A father’s love creates a world of magic

Imagine that your little girl enters kindergarten bright eyed and full of self-confidence.

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Road trip: The LA Film Fest

While covering the Oscars in February, my colleague and I had the opportunity to kick it with Los Angeles Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain at the hip coffee joint Aroma, which she affectionally calls “my back kitchen because I am here so much.”

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‘Power’ cast lets loose on loyalty

The second season of “Power,” created by executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will premiere June 6.

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It’s the season of Kanan: Season 2 of ‘Power’

Since the launch of Starz’s “Power,” which is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and features show creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), the media chatter about “can the market place maintain interest in following the lives of complex African-American characters?

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Codeblack and conversations on diversity in Hollywood

The issues swirling around the lack of diversity in Hollywood is still a hot-button topic despite the fact that corporations have concluded that inclusion—across the board—is excellent for the bottom line. 

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Binge Watching: ‘Sense8’

It’s perfectly acceptable to admit to being a “binge watcher,” and I openly blame Netflix, or applaud Netflix, depending on which side of the coin you wish to view this new global obsession.

Omo Misha Jewelry comes out for Mother’s Day and all of May

Just in time for Mother’s Day, designer and curator Omo Misha, of Omo Misha Jewelry, is bringing out some of her vintage pieces as part of “Harlem Days Harlem Nights” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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