Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

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Review: ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ significant but often contrived

By Kenneth Turan

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Lee Daniels‘ The Butler” is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of “The Paperboy” may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the civil rights movement in particular, it undercuts itself by hitting its points squarely on the nose with a 9-pound hammer. Continue reading

Dissecting the Venom of Don Lemon

by Dr. Christopher Emdin

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Earlier this morning, I was sent a video clip of CNN anchor Don Lemon’s usually thoughtful and increasingly controversial news segment “No Talking Points.” I was expecting some interesting commentary but instead watched him dive head first into a self-righteous tirade about the lack of responsibility Blacks have for the ills that plague their community. As I watched the diatribe, I was shocked by Lemons endorsement of Bill O’Reilly’s off handed and grossly inaccurate criticism of the Black Community. O’Reilly states, “… raised without much structure, young black men often reject education and gravitate towards the street culture, drugs, hustling, gangs.” Continue reading

How did a show about a ‘redneck’ family who make duck calls become the most watched cable show EVER? Season premiere of Duck Dynasty shatters records

11.8 million people watched the August 15  season 4 premiere

By Joshua Gardner

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The A&E series Duck Dynasty made a big  splash Wednesday when it kicked off its fourth season with the highest ratings  for any cable reality show in history.

The show that follows the Robertsons—a West  Monroe, Louisiana brood of duck hunters who’ve become filthy rich from a  business selling duck calls—who drew an unbelievable 11.8 million viewers on  Wednesday. Continue reading

Dartmouth fraternity and sorority under fire for throwing ‘Crips and Bloods’ party where 200 guests dressed up like gang members

By Snejana Farberov

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A fraternity and a sorority at Dartmouth  College have landed in hot water after it was revealed that the Greek  organizations threw a ‘Bloods and Crips’ – themed party last month. 

The site Dartblogreported Wednesday that the fraternity Alpha Delta and  sorority Tri Delta co-hosted the controversial soiree July 26, inviting guests –  most of them believed to be white – to dress up as members of the two notorious  Los Angeles street gangs. Continue reading