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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun: OPENING THIS WEEK- may 15, 2015

KAMS KAPSULES: BIG BUDGET FILMS: Mad Max: Fury Road (R for disturbing images and pervasive intense violence) Tom Hardy plays the title character in this reboot of the apocalyptic sci-fi franchise as a warrior haunted by his turbulent past who joins forces with a group fleeing across the barren desert to escape a despicable tyrant (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Co-starring Charlize Theron, Zoe Kravitz, Adelaide Clemens ...

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FILM REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

BY: KAM WILLIAMS Mad Max: Fury Road Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise Fury Road reboots the legendary Mad Max franchise which has been sitting dormant for several decades. This fourth installment was again produced, written and directed by Oscar-winner George Miller (for Happy Feet) who tapped Tom Hardy to replace disgraced Mel Gibson in the title role a ...

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Car Review: 2015 Kia K900

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist Car Review: 2015 Kia K900 Eyebrows raised when Kia announced a little more than one year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had just introduced the Cadenza sedan about a year earlier. So why come to market with a full-size luxury sedan that seemed to be out of whack with the automaker’s overall product line? At the time, Kia executives said ...

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The Religion Corner: Happy Mother’s Day!

            By: Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Happy Mother’s Day!  — But What About the Children?   Recently, the world watched Baltimore burn as we witnessed a mother who emerged as a hero in a video that went viral. Seen beating her teenage son across the head as she yelled, there was much feedback, some positive and others negative. I’m w ...

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Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges

                By: Julianne Malveaux NNPA COLUMNIST Many Students Fail to Profit from For-Profit Colleges According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, about 1.7 million people will receive their bachelor’s degrees, and another nearly 750,000 will receive associate’s degrees this May and June. The numbers have been rising over the past 10 years, with 2 ...

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Planning for our Own Success

                By: Jineea Butler Hip Hop Columnist   Planning for our Own Success   Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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The Female Solution: Prom Night – A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood

By: Naimah Latif Columnist The Female Solution: Prom Night - A Wrong Rite of Passage Into Adulthood It’s graduation season! That’s a great thing, whether your child is graduating from Kindergarten, Elementary School, High School, or College. It’s a step toward adulthood and every step is celebrated with some type of ceremony that impresses into the mind that one is ascending to a higher level. High school i ...

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Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge

                    By: Priscilla Powell Columnist Prissi’s Corner: The Curvy Splurge If  money is not the primary factor regarding the decisions for your vacation I’d highly recommend an upgrade to a first class or business class flight. The seats can be as much as 30 percent larger and this makes a world of difference for those of us with big bones. The cu ...

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ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics

ASK ALMA: Answering My Critics Dear Alma,   I have worked for a large cleaning company for the past 17 years. Our supervisor recently retired and I was promoted to that job. Once I was promoted, we hired a new guy to join our team who has been doing an outstanding job. He is one of the best employees and cleaners I’ve worked with for a long time. He is a man of few words and shows up every day to get t ...

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