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This Week’s Top Ten DVD List

1.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray Debut] 2.Robin Williams Remembered 3.The Hundred-Foot Journey 4.Bing Crosby Rediscovered 5.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 6.One Direction: Where We Are [Live from San Siro Stadium] 7.Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 8.As Above, So Below 9.Into the Woods: Original Broadway Production 10.Fagbug Nation  HONORABLE MENTION 11.Design Is One: ...

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BIG BUDGET FILMS – DEC. 5, 2014

BY KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST                       Top Five  (R for sexuality, nudity, crude humor, pervasive profanity and drug use)  Chris Rock wrote, directed and stars in this star vehicle about a standup comic trying to become a serious actor. With Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan and Rosario Dawson.           ...

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WGCI to replace program director, Morning Riot show cast

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     It has come to our attention here at The Windy City Word that things are once again being shaken up in Chicago Radio. Fans of the “The Morning Riot” morning show will have a different experience after last Monday and that’s because it turns out that long time morning personalities Tony Sculfield and Nina Chantele will no longer be members of the morning team. As ...

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2014 Soul Train Awards

The 2014 Soul Train Music Awards was quite the spectacule this year. The show aired Sunday and consisted of old school reunions and moments that gave social media users quite the inspiration for chatter. Talk show host Wendy Williams served as the MC for the event, which also included an exciting performance from singer Chris Brown. The Soul train Awards were entertaining but it appears that there is a shor ...

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Horrible Bosses 2: Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist                 Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing anybody wants to laugh at is a premise predicated upon secretly slipping a knockout pill in ...

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25 to Life – Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status

By: Kam Williams When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. Doctor’s didn’t buy the babysitter’s story that it was all the result of an a ...

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Beyond the Walls of Morehouse: The Redland

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer When the parents of hip hop group, The Redland sent their kids off to Morehouse College; little did they know that the institution’s rich history would invoke the passion to pursue a musical career as hip hop artists. Both Earvin Rodney (Earv) and Robert Nkosi Evans aka Kose  –members of The Redland became steadfast friends in college because of their love for music. Being b ...

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Entering Stage Wright!

Entering Stage Wright!                                 Critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Wright continually pushes the boundaries of his craft with inspiring and celebrated performances in an illustrious career that has spanned the worlds of theatre, film and television. On the big screen, Wright was most recently seen in Jim Jarmusc ...

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The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  These awards recognize individual volunteers to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois. For profit businesses that support service will also be recognized. Individual awards will be presented to one youth (18 ...

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Who We Be The Colorization of America

“Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the United States has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shift in its history, what can be called the colorization of America… How do Americans see race now? After eras framed by words like ‘multicultural’ and ‘post-racial,’ do we see each other any more clearly? From the drea ...

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