I watched with interest the selection of a white actor to play Michael Jackson in an upcoming British comedy. But I refused to work myself into a frenzy over this, the latest insult to black actors and black people, because anyone who understands the history of race and film should not be surprised. Film has…

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Pardon me for being frank, but it doesn’t seem to take much to set the natural hair community into a frenzy. I mean there was the outrage over that Dove commercial, you know the one where the beauty company gathered a slew of curly haired girls of all ages (and races) and had them gush…

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Top 5 Live –WURD Monday February 9 1. Union: 7 to be disciplined in Fire Dept. sex scandal  Seven Philadelphia Fire Department employees face discipline in a sex scandal that has engulfed the department in recent weeks, the firefighters’ union says. Union President Joe Schulle said at a Friday news conference that the city has…

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For any black artist who has ventured into the mainstream world of media and entertainment, “Selma” director Ava Duvernay being snubbed by the Academy Awards is not surprising, but it’s still sad. Duvernay’s landmark film won a best picture nod after she coaxed Oscar-worthy performances from actors such as David Oyelowo, who portrayed Martin Luther…

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