December 2001
Week of Dec 28th thru Jan 4th

The Sound Garden

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Sultry Sounds For You
A rising star shining bright and whose light precedes her.

by Humam Abdulmalik

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BET. Black. Entertainment. Television. Boy, ain't that a big sloppy mess. I honestly have nothing to really add to all the criticism and scorn that have been heaped on the channel in the last couple of years..

by Vincent Williams

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone grossed $93.5 million in its opening weekend and appeared on 8,200 screens.

Intro by Scott D. Southard

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"ONE WEEK" in Acapulco
"In a community where homophobia still plays a major role socially, "One Week" comes direct in it's dealings with an epidemic that is affecting young African-Americans at an alarming rate."

by Neil Hodges

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It's Not A Comet, It's Halle's Ball
On the day she won the Best Actress award from the National Board of Review, Halle talked with about her experience in starring in "Monster's Ball".

Interviewed by Wilson Morales

Toe to Toe with the Chosen One : An Interview with Will Smith
In the last ten years, no other person has captured the hearts of television, music, and film fans more than Will Smith. Achieving success on all levels isn’t enough for the “The Fresh Prince”.

Interviewed by Wilson Morales

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books for your mind

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Exclusive - "Babies & Fools, The Burning of Superflyville"
The winter moon was a yellow stain across the sky, softly illuminating the countless storefronts lining the sidewalk. Coming outta The Oasis after going to pick-up some loot from mommy, I could still hear Red Jackson talking in his bellowing Little Caesar/James Cagney voice, stirring stardust echoes in my head...

Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV

by Michael A. Gonzales

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SJ's Corner

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Don Cheadle
This man can act. This man is a star. This man is a thespian. This man will win an Oscar – someday. This man is Don Cheadle.

by Shelby J. Jones, Editor

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