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BOOK CORNER: Western drama shows fight for racial justice and its costs

Set in 1904 Wyoming, the western drama “All Man’s Land,” by David Laszlo Conhaim, chronicles the story of the Paul Robeson-inspired hero Benjamin Neil, an escaped slave and Civil War hero who fights for racial and social justice on the American frontier and beyond. Inspiration for the book came from a Paul Robeson album Conhaim Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Omar Dorsey gets softer in ‘Queen Sugar’

With credits mostly consisting of tough guys in dramas like “The Blind Side,” “Django Unchained” and “Ray Donovan,” Omar J. Dorsey is turning heads these days as the loving, earthy Hollywood Desonier on the hit OWN series “Queen Sugar.” Apparently it was all part of a purpose his “Selma” director Ava DuVernay had for the Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Black cinema collection arrives

The fruit of a successful Kickstarter launch by Kino Lorber is here for the picking with “Pioneers of African American Cinema,” producing the most comprehensive presentation of so-called “race movies” yet released, carefully restored from the best surviving archival elements, with many available on home video for the first time. Included in the collection are Read More…