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October 25, 2014 Filmmaker Justin Simien on Tyler Perry, Hollywood, ‘Dear White People’

When Spike Lee first hit the scene with “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986 he did not initially feel embraced by the Hollywood establishment. “She’s Gotta Have It” faced criticism for the so-called over sexualizing of Black women. His sophomore effort “School Daze” (1988) endured criticism for airing the Black community’s dirty laundry when it [...]

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October 13, 2014 Will Marijuana Addiction Be Death Blow for Many Athletes?

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms as marijuana addiction is running rampant in the NFL. How much so? A former NFL offensive lineman claims that at least 50 percent of current NFL players likely smoke marijuana. Lomas Brown who played 18 seasons in the NFL, including winning a Super Bowl with [...]

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October 4, 2014 Male Victims of Domestic Violence Need Empathy Too

In 2003, Susan Wright tied up her husband Jeffrey in their Houston home. According to Harris County, Texas prosecutors Wright seduced her husband that night by tying him up and sensually dripping hot wax over his body. She then commenced to stabbing him approximately 200 times and according to the victim’s father even once in [...]

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