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  • BET Premieres Book of Negroes

    Feb 17, 15 by LaRita 'Jazzy Rita' Shelby 3 Comments


    *BET kicked off the mini-series “The Book of Negroes“ Monday night with a stunning debut by Shailyn Pierre-Dixon as the young Aminata, whose riveting performance set the tone for the gracious and fiercely potent Aunjanue Ellis as the adult Aminata Diallo. Ms. Ellis added beauty, fluidity and seething bravery to every realistic and detailed account of the woman’s life […]

  • ‘The Book of Negroes’ Miniseries Name Causes Controversy

    Oct 16, 14 by Deron Dalton Leave a comment


    *”The Book of Negroes” director Clement Virgo had difficulty accepting the title when he read Lawrence Hill‘s novel of the same name. “I had an aversion to a novel called Book Of Negroes,” Virgo said about the miniseries, which will air on BET in February during Black History Month, according to Deadline. The novel and miniseries are […]

  • ‘Abducted: the Carlina White Story’ Airs Saturday (10/6) 8/7C on Lifetime

    Oct 5, 12 by garadf Leave a comment


    *A woman’s desire to have children is a part of life.  It keeps the world turning. But what happens when women desirous of fulfilling the role of mother are unable to conceive?  For any rationally thinking person, options such as adoption, surrogacy and other legal means likely spring to mind, but on the other side […]

  • Sherri Shepherd to Play Keke Palmer’s Mom in New Film

    Jul 3, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment


    *Keke Palmer is working on a new project, this time with Sherri Shepherd and Aunjanue Ellis. The three will co-star in a Lifetime production “Abducted: The Carlina White Story,” a film based on the true life story of Carlina White, a girl who solved her own kidnapping mystery and reunites with her birth parents 23 […]

  • Exclusive: Cicely Tyson & Aunjanue Ellis Join Oscar Nominee Viola Davis in ‘The Help’

    Aug 5, 10 by EurPublisher 3 Comments


    *EUR has learned exclusively that two-time Tony® winner and recent Oscar® nominee Viola Davis (“Eat Pray Love,” “Doubt,” “Antwone Fisher”‘) is headlining the upcoming Dreamworks production of “The Help,” which is based on the best-selling debut novel by Kathryn Stockett.   Davis plays the lead, Aibileen, in the film which explores what happens when the […]