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Giovanni closes Greensboro Bound Literary Festival with presentation at NCA&TSU

May 19, 2018

To close out the first Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, acclaimed poet and children’s author Nikki Giovanni will deliver the keynote in Harrison Auditorium at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 20. Giovanni has authored numerous children’s books and poetry collections including, “Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid,” “Bicycles: Love Poems,” “Acolytes” […]


Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquait

May 19, 2018

The very creative Jean-Michel Basquiat died at age 27 in 1988. His legendary persona as an urban artist, clothing designer, painter and musician are on view in this informative and perfectly rendered (director/writer Sara Driver) retelling of his formative teenage years. Rapper/entrepreneur Fab 5 Freddy, graffiti artist Lee Quiñones (star of the classic hip-hop movie […]


Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time falls short

March 23, 2018

The science fiction fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time,” written in 1962 by Madeleine L’Engle, won the prestigious Newbery Medal. The author had a fascination with quantum physics and her novel reflected that interest as it explored themes of good versus evil. Initially, more than 20 publishers turned down the book. The author felt that […]


Book review: Down the River Unto the Sea”

March 16, 2018

Something’s wrong. It may look just fine, but you know better. Call it intuition, call it plain-as-day, but there’s something off, something not-quite-right about a situation and it’s gotten under your skin. You can’t ignore it and you can’t let it be. As in the new novel, “Down the River Unto the Sea” by Walter […]


Black Panther grosses $242M over holiday weekend

February 23, 2018

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” smashed all box office expectations topping “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for the second-highest four-day domestic opening of all time, with $242 million at 4,020 North American locations. The movie opened Thursday, February 15 ahead of the President’s Day holiday weekend. By Tuesday, Feb. 19 and according to Disney Pictures, “Black Panther” […]


Book Review: Play Big

February 2, 2018

That was the lousiest call, ever. Obviously, the ref wasn’t paying attention. He was looking the other way, he dropped the flag by accident, he must be wearing a blindfold. The ref was wrong, but in the new book “Play Big” by Dr. Jen Welter (with Stephanie Krikorian), the game is right. At first, it […]


Anthony Anderson returns to host NAACP Image Awards

January 11, 2018

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will air on Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The two-hour live TV special can be viewed on TV One with a one hour live Red Carpet Pre-Show at 8 p.m. Netflix and OWN lead this year’s nominations in the television categories with 23 […]


Book review: Heroes of Black History

December 29, 2017

Who do you look up to? Who is the person you most want to be like when you grow up? The one you go to when you need advice, a kind word, or new direction? Is it a parent who puts your head on straight? Or a teacher that always knows what to say? Do […]


Hip-hop artists Gucci Mane, Migos to headline concert

September 29, 2017

Raindrops, droptop, Aggies will be dancing and they won’t stop! Award winning artists Gucci Mane and Migos will headline the homecoming concert and feature other popular stars.Also performing will be YFN Lucci and DJ Drama. The event takes place at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Attendees will enjoy a night full […]


Public Library welcomes Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly

September 22, 2017

The Greensboro Public Library and community partners will host Margot Lee Shetterly at noon on Thursday, September 28 at GTCC’s Koury Auditorium; 601 E Main St.; Jamestown and 7 p.m. at Dana Auditorium on the Guilford College Campus. Both events are free and open to the public. Shetterly is the author of the New York […]


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