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  • Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?

    Where is the box office magic of 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas'?
    Box office observers have long credited Tyler Perry's "Madea" franchise with at least one thing: reliability.  As surely as Christmas comes once a year, a movie with Perry directing himself in drag as the volatile matriarch Mabel "Madea" Simmons is...
  • Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle

    Zora Neale Hurston, author, dazzler, gets a Google Doodle
    Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Killings mount with Northwest Baltimore shooting

    Killings mount with Northwest Baltimore shooting
    A 19-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a car in an alley in Northwest Baltimore early Wednesday morning, continuing a violent stretch that has seen nearly a killing per day for the past month. The victim, identified as Delonta Harrison, was...
  • 'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else

    'Black Nativity' review: Preach somewhere else
    ** (out of four) Around the holidays, you could go to church or you could go to “Black Nativity,” a 90-minute sermon posing as a movie. There’s nothing wrong with a film advocating gratitude and forgiveness, of course. But written...
  • No silent night

    No silent night
    Writer-director Kasi Lemmons hasn't had a feature in theaters since 2007's "Talk to Me," a vibrant biopic that told the story of radio DJ Petey Greene. That film was all about the power of words. Lemmons' new film, "Black Nativity," concerns good deeds...
  • Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted

    Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted
    "Black Nativity" — the movie — seems like such a good idea. Start with poet and playwright Langston Hughes' powerful telling of the Christmas story — the spoken word, the gospel choir, the staging spare, the story timeless. Wrap a...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' to top Thanksgiving weekend

    It may not thaw the hold that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has on the box office, but Walt Disney Pictures will be turning up the heat with “Frozen,” its new 3-D computer-animated musical. Entering the Thanksgiving holiday...
  • 'Frozen,' 'Catching Fire' set Thanksgiving-weekend records

    The holiday box office exploded this weekend as both "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" topped records held by "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for the biggest three-day and five-day Thanksgiving weekend grosses. Generating a studio-...
  • Box office: Audiences already warm to Disney's 'Frozen'

    Box office: Audiences already warm to Disney's 'Frozen'
    Walt Disney Pictures' computer-animated 3-D musical “Frozen” likely won’t topple “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at the holiday box office, but the fairy tale is already drawing big numbers, according to early estimates....
  • 'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record

    'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record
    "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is making Thanksgiving box office history after generating big ticket sales over the holiday.  After taking in $20.8 million in domestic ticket sales on Wednesday, the Jennifer Lawrence action movie made $14.9 million on...