Women’s History Month: A Salute to Viola Davis

Growing up poor in Rhode Island, Viola Davis found an oasis from her family's financial woes in watching movies. Her father worked at racetracks, often as a horse groomer. She discovered a love of acting early in high school. At Rhode Island College, Davis earned her degree in theater in 1988. From there, she soon …

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Black History Month: A Salute to Lena Horne

  Actress, singer, dancer, pin-up, and Civil Rights activist Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born on June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a banker and an actress. Her parents divorced when she was 3, and because her mother traveled as part of various theater troupes, Horne alternately accompanied her on the road …

‘Clockers’

'When there's murder on these streets, everyone's a suspect.' I watched the movie Clockers for the first time, and I gotta say, that movie was intense! For those who don't know, it's a Spike Lee joint and as usual, he tackles heavy, controversial topics such as drugs, violence & racism. The plot goes as follows …