Ruby Dee dead at 91: Legendary stage and screen actress and Civil Rights leader

Family member confirms death. Dee was living in New Rochelle. AFRO NEWSPAPER/GADO/GETTY IMAGESRuby Dee in 1960. Stage and screen legend Ruby Dee, who personified grace, grit and progress at a time when African-American women were given little space in movies and on stage, died Wednesday in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91. The death was confirmed Thursday by a family member, who declined to answer any questions pending the release of a statement. "She died late (Wednesday) with...

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The Most Shocking Thing I’ve Seen On The Walking Dead

I've been a fan of The Walking Dead since the very first episode of season one. The long abandoned country road with a sheriff car slowly approaching the intersection to find overturned and abandon vehicles captured my curiosity. It was the first five minutes of the first episode and I wanted to know what happened. Why were all these cars here? What happened to their drivers. The driver of the sheriff car pulled up and removed a gasoline container from the truck. He maneuvered his way between...

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Director Amma Asante On Why Her New Historical Film “BELLE” Isn’t a Rags-To-Riches Story

Last year we reported on the upcoming film, Belle, based on the life of Dido Belle, which hits the silver screen on May 2. Dido Belle was a biracial woman who lived in 18th century England and was the daughter of British Naval officer Captain Sir John Lindsay and an African woman named Maria Belle. Director Amma Asante says she was inspired to bring Belle’s story to life when she came across a 1779 painting of Belle and her cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray, which was the first painting to showcase...

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Scary horror short film that will make you think twice about sleeping in the dark

They say less is more, and that is certainly true for this petrifying two-minute horror movie. The simple story titled Lights Out starts with a girl turning off her light to go to bed - sparking a terrifying stand-off with a demon. The 120 seconds of classic horror techniques that ensue will leave you never wanting to turn your light off again. Watch Video Mystery: The two-minute movie starts with the girl turning off her hallway light to see a mysterious silhouette Petrified:...

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Watch – Jimmy Fallon, India Menzel and The Roots Perform Frozen’s “Let It Go”

And the did it using school instruments.

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Rush Limbaugh – 12 Years a Slave Won Because “Slave” Is a Magic Word

For those who might not have heard, the movie '12 years a slave' won Best Picture at last night's Oscars. And now,  a word from our local racist. Rush Limbaugh. “All good comedy must be rooted in truth. There’s no way that movie was not going to win! If it was the only thing that movie won, it was going to win best picture. There was no way. It didn't matter if it was good or bad — I haven’t seen it — it was going to win.” “It had the magic word in the title: slave.” Listen...

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Best Supporting Actress Award Goes to Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama “12 Years a Slave,” capping a breakout awards season for the Yale-trained Kenyan actress. Nyong’o, 31, won the Oscar in her first feature film role, earning a thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. She beat fellow frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence’s portrayal of a loopy housewife in caper “American Hustle” in one of the most closely-watched Academy...

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