Documentary ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Is Now Streaming on Netflix – Prior to Her Death Last Year, We Spoke to the Film’s Star

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For twenty years, soul singer Sharon Jones cultivated a world-wide audience with her sensational albums, performances and stunning voice. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been heard in everything from FitBit commercials, to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”… Continue Reading

‘To Sir, With Love’ Author E.R. Braithwaite Dead at 104 (BBC Commissions New Film Adaptation of the Book)

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The New York Times is reporting this evening that E.R. (Edward Ricardo) Braithwaite, the Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie… Continue Reading

Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Dies at 79; Julie Dash Is Making a Film on Her Life – ‘Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl’

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Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, a writer and National Public Radio (NPR) commentator who taught the world about the Gullah food and culture of coastal South Carolina, died on Saturday in the Bronx, NPR reports. She was 79. Grosvenor first gained attention with… Continue Reading