March 2002
Week of Mar 4th thru Mar 8th


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They call me Mr. Tibbs answered Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (a signature line from 1967's In the Heat of the Nigh while stuck in racist Mississippi with a redneck sheriff to solve a murder.

by Donnell Hodges

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13 nominations for “Lord of the Rings” and I am glowing like one of those goblets from Burger King!

by Scott D. Southard

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I love a good buddy picture. Growing up, I spent many a Sunday afternoon enraptured by the Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis flicks and, in a pinch, one of those Bing Crosby/Bob Hope road pics are a great way to pass a couple of hours.

by Vincent Williams

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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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"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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Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger : Politics in Pictures
Since September 11th, the significance placed on this film delves beyond the categorization of “another Schwarzenegger flick.” Instead, this movie explores the definition of collateral damage and invites familiar political questions that history and current events struggle to answer.

Interviewed by Alberlynne "Abby" Harris

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

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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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Give The Man the Statue Now!
With less than a month to go before the Oscars, it appears that Denzel is building a little steam and just might walk away with a prize that has escaped the grasp of black men since Sidney Poitier walked away with the award some 40 years ago.

by Shelby J. Jones, Editor

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