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Urbanworld First Look: ‘Shots Fired’ Is a Gripping Commentary About the State of Our Nation

Aramide Tinubu - September 26, 2016
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  Every other week it seems, I awake to news that another unarmed Black person has been slaughtered by law enforcement. Whether it’s a teenager turning his back, a young mother clutching her small child, or a man waiting with his stalled vehicle, the narrative has become a horrific cycle of death, videos and no repercussions for the police. This death and violence are a …

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Urbanworld Review: ’72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?’ Depicts the Anguish of Moving On

Aramide Tinubu - September 25, 2016
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The summer I turned eighteen, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease she would succumb to two years later. That summer, I also discovered my then-boyfriend had another girlfriend. I was spending the last summer of my “childhood” preparing to leave my home on the south side of Chicago for a brand new adventure in New York City. Desperate to begin my journey …

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Urbanworld First Look: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Is a Love Letter to Black Women

Aramide Tinubu - September 25, 2016
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Some weeks ago, I logged into Facebook and became enraptured by a status an old college friend had recently posted. It read, “I trust Black women more than any other group of people.” Initially, I thought nothing of it, since it also rang true for me, but as I scrolled through the comments under the post, it was clear that my brown skin girlfriend had …

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Review: Mira Nair’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ Is Disneyfied Black Girl Magic

Aramide Tinubu - September 23, 2016
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Some of the most ignored stories in the film industry are those of women and girls of the African Diaspora. Though we go through cycles where Hollywood pushes out a plethora of stories about people of color for a set amount of time, films like “Eve’s Bayou”, “Pariah”, and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” are far and few in between. This year, Disney has sought …

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TIFF: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Cast Talks Sexual Violence, Revolution and Resurrecting Nat Turner

Aramide Tinubu - September 12, 2016
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When I was asked to attend the screening and press junket for Nate Parker’s “The Birth Of A Nation” at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was hesitant. A film which I had been so looking forward to seeing for the better part of a year, suddenly made my stomach turn. The thought of putting my ideas and opinions on the project and filmmaker out …

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Review: ‘Suicide Squad’ Is Vibrantly Dull

Aramide Tinubu - August 4, 2016

When I first began seeing promo materials for “Suicide Squad,” whether on subway platforms or splashed across my TV screen, I was struck by the vibrant, in-your-face nature of the trailers and posters. It was riveting in a way that films rarely are. Warner Bros. seemed to be ripping this story straight from the pages of their beloved DC comic books, bringing the infamous Task …

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Aramide Tinubu Moderates ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ ‘Apple Talk’ w/ Sharon Jones & Director Barbara Koppl

Aramide Tinubu - August 1, 2016
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WATCH THE APPLE TALK HERE She’s been called the female James Brown, and if you haven’t heard her voice yet, when you finally do, your soul will recognize it. Grammy Award nominated soul singer, Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) will be at the Apple Store in SoHo NYC with Academy Award winning director, Barbara Kopple on Tuesday, July 26th at 5PM ET. …

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Interview: Soul Singer Sharon Jones Talks Fighting Cancer, ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ & Letting the Music Speak for Itself

Aramide Tinubu - July 26, 2016
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For twenty years, soul singer Sharon Jones has cultivated a world-wide audience with her sensational albums, performances and stunning voice. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been heard in everything from FitBit commercials, to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street” soundtrack. Though her career took off later in life, it’s clear that Ms. Jones has always belonged onstage. At the height of her career …

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The Cast Of ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Talk Secrets Uncovered In Season Three, Character Evolution & #BlackLivesMatter

Aramide Tinubu - July 24, 2016
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It’s rare for a series to be able to tackle hard-hitting issues such as colorism and class disparities in thirty-minute segments. However, Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse”, which is led by showrunner Mike O’Malley and produced by LeBron James, hits the nail on the head every week. The series follows NBA star Cam Calloway’s (Jessie T. Usher) life off the court as he juggles his Boston bred …

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