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Just weeks after coming under fire for failing to nominate Black actresses, actors or directors for Sunday’s 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood leaders have been…

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Actress Gabourey Sidibe is no stranger to cyber bullies. As recently as the Golden Globe awards, she had to deal with an onslaught on criticism…

A Judge has refused “Precious” producer, Lee Daniels offer to bail his brother-in-law out of jail for one million dollars, according to The New York Daily News. The director of the acclaimed movie “Precious” offered to back a $1 million bail to spring his brother-in-law from prison – but a federal judge was not impressed. […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Author Sapphire speaks on her book Push and how domestic violence, as portrayed in the book is relevant now in the Black Community. Basheer Jones and the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcome Sapphire to Cleveland this passed weekend. Jones and CPL was honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and […]

Basheer Jones and the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcome Sapphire to Cleveland this passed weekend. Jones and CPL was honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious,” on Sunday, October 10th as part of the Writers & Readers author series. Sapphire addresses the criticisms of her […]

Basheer Jones exclusive interview Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious.”

AUTHOR AND POET SAPPHIRE FEATURED AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY’S WRITERS & READERS SERIES Cleveland Public Library  (CPL) along with Radio One Cleveland’s own Basheer Jones is honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious.” On Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Writers […]

Gritty movie Precious has swept the board at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s annual Image Awards in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of the abused, illiterate Harlem teenager Precious, who is expecting her second child. It won six awards including best movie, best independent movie and best actress for […]

Is the acclaimed film, 'Precious,' about an obese African American teen an inspiring story—or just sensationalist "poverty porn"?