Reporter : Samantha Ofole-Prince
  • 12 Years a Slave Producers (Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Steve McQueen, and Brad Pitt)

    Was God Forgotten at the Oscars?

    Whether it's the Grammys, Emmys, Globes or Oscars, the scene is always the same. After winning an award, almost every entertainer gets on stage and recites these words..."I'd like to thank God!" Thanking God has somehow made its way into our society's book of manners, but God was noticeably absent at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday and barely received a mention from the Oscars' top winners.
  • Kirk Franklin (NAACP Image Awards)

    2014: Gospel Greats Battle for Best Album at 45th NAACP Image Awards

    In less than 10 days, five albums will vie for the Outstanding Gospel album of 2013 at the NAACP Image Awards. Tamela Mann's album "Best Days," Hezekiah Walker's "Azusa," Donald Lawrence's "Best for Last," Shirley Caesar's "Good God" and the soundtrack from the film "Black Nativity" are all nominated for Outstanding Gospel Album.
  • 12 Years a Slave

    Review: 12 Reasons to Watch ‘12 Years a Slave’ [Photos]

    Based on a memoir written in 1853 by Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery, it's one of the few films that convey the experience of slavery from the slave's point of view. It is the most vivid and authentic portrayal of American slavery ever captured on screen and its sober presentation of bondage is interwoven with the universal themes of identity, betrayal, brutality and the need to keep faith in order to survive.
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