Posts in category "Film"

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS
CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS. Lakeshore Public Media is proud to present CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, a new public affairs program.  From education to economy, politics to policy, CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon will offer viewers in-depth interviews and commentary with newsmakers representing different perspectives across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon is hosted by Dr.... Read more »

Maya Angelou, the great poet, dead at 86

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Maya Angelou, the great poet, is dead at 86.  I will never forget my first meeting with her when she visited our campus in the 80’s. She was like royalty as we picked her up from the airport. I am saddened with much grief on this day that Marguerite Ann Johnson has left our presence. “I Know... Read more »

Keeping It Real - Val Warner Goes On-Air without Make-Up

See Gallery Below. Everybody talks about keeping it keeping it real and being authentic. But very few of us abide by the rules of truth on a 24-hour basis. We wear nice clothes, make-up, drive status symbol cars to make a statement. Concealing our personal self has always been the goal, while trying to convince... Read more »
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Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC Apartment

Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC Apartment
Courtesy NY Post Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said. A personal assistant found Hoffman’s body in an apartment at 35 Bethune St. and called 911... Read more »

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34
It is a sad time in HipHop, Rap, and in all music. We were jumping and wearing clothes backwards when these cats set the world on fire with “Jump, Jump.” In the hood, you knew that Mac Daddy was the dark skinned brother and Daddy Mac was the light skinned brother. We are saddened to... Read more »

Django Unchained - Better than Ray and Pulp Fiction

Django Unchained - Better than Ray and Pulp Fiction
When will Black filmmakers muster up the courage to produce slave narratives? Well, I guess we will have to rely on Quentin Tarantino to come up with Django Unchained as the quintessential slave narrative. No Tyler Perry, no Spike Lee…Glaringly absent when it comes to telling the stories of Gustavus Vassa, Venture Smith, Charlie Ball,... Read more »
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Spike Lee brings heat to Chicago State University

The noted filmmaker Spike Lee will grace 95th and King Drive for a one-night discussion of his films at Chicago State University – 6 pm Feb. 8th.   With over 20 films in his collection, Lee has proven to not only be a prolific filmmaker, but one of thought, action, and social responsibility.  Earlier movies like... Read more »