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Netflix’s unevenly textured ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of C.J. Walker’

Now streaming on Netflix is “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker,” a look at the pioneering entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. It’s an inspiring story that needed to be told.

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Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter talks H&M and her love of movies.

Here’s the real deal: Oscar winner Ruth E. Carter is, in my opinion, a genius and a living legend.

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March Is Music 2020 concert series

March Is Music (MIM) at Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater—let the music play on!

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Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield find love without drama in ‘The Photograph’

It’s a love story. A groovy, romantic love story where the two main characters have tremendous chemistry and Black love is fully on display.

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Writer/actor/director Chris Swain: a man from the ’hood

Film and television producer Michael Bregman (“Carlito’s Way,” “Carlito’s Way Rise to Power” and “The Bone Collector”)—the son of the prolific film producer Martin Bregman (“Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico”) and actor Luis Guzmán have turned their creative attention and business savvy toward the actor, writer, director Chris Swain.

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‘Parasite’—Korean director Bong Joon-ho makes a masterpiece

Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“Snowpiercer,” “Memories of Murder”) has made a new classic with “Parasite.” It’s hard to summarize what the film is about but in a pinch, I will stand on a tree branch and say that it is about class and the rage of those who are not rich.

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LaKeith Stanfield plays local lawman in ‘Knives Out’

In the new film “Knives Out” LaKeith Stanfield plays Lieutenant Elliott, a local lawman helping Benoit Blanc find Harlan Thrombey’s killer. Stanfield is the only African American in the film.

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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights return, thru Jan. 5

Now is a great time to pull out your monthly MetroCard and Google search a path to visit New York City’s Bronx Zoo for their annual Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights.

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‘Black Christmas’—a holiday movie for horror fans

It’s the holiday season and there is something special for horror fans—“Black Christmas”—directed by Bob Clark (“Porky’s” and “A Christmas Story”).

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