Target Market News announced today that his February Maya Angelou will host her first-ever public radio program. The one-hour broadcast is available to all PRI, Public Radio International, affiliated stations and African American Consortium stations free of charge. Continue reading
Harlem resident Lee Daniels is firming up the cast of “Selma,” his civil rights follow-up to “Precious,” even as its funding is on shaky ground.
David Oyelowo, the British actor who appeared in “A Raisin in the Sun” and stars in George Lucas’ “Red Tails,” will play the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading
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Poet and Harlem resident Maya Angelou threw a party on Thursday to celebrate her 82nd birthday, which included tributes from such celebrity attendees as filmmaker Lee Daniels and rapper-turned-actor Common. Continue reading
There are two new films at the box office depicting poor black teenagers trying to escape their gritty urban lives. But only one of them is drawing criticism from many members of the black community.
“Precious,” the critically acclaimed drama about an illiterate black teenage girl abused by her mother and pregnant with a second child by her father, has come under fire by a number of blacks, including Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy and former Time magazine columnist Jack White.
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The filmmaker keeps returning to the world of the downtrodden, a vestige of his past. His latest work delves deep into the dark yet hopeful life of an abused, pregnant teenager.
To begin to understand director Lee Daniels, you can start by looking closely at the living room of the broken-down Harlem apartment created for Claireece “Precious” Jones, the obese, illiterate, abused teenager at the center of his emotionally raw new drama, “Precious.”
A standing ovation greeted Lee Daniels’ “Push: Based on the novel by Sapphire” tonight at the Racquet Club, even as insiders worried that a delayed screening of Antoine Fuqua’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” over at the Eccles held up some buyers. Buoyed by positive reaction after a test screening in Harlem earlier this week, Lee Daniels seemed anxiously optimistic while chatting casually with indieWIRE prior to the screening. After the showing, he was showered by well-wishers, some of whom posed for photos with Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey. Continue reading