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icebox movie

By Daniel Sawka Icebox, a film by Daniel Sawka, is scheduled to air on HBO on December 7th. Icebox premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The movie chronicles the journey and subsequent detention by the U.S. immigration service of a 12-year-old boy from Honduras seeking asylum to avoid efforts…(Read More)

By Anita Estell As of November 30, 2018, almost every congressional seat had been decided, except for the seat in the ninth congressional district of North Carolina, which is expected to stay Republican.  All told, claimed a gain of 45 seats – allowing them to hold 235 seats to Republicans 200 I the 116th Congress.…(Read More)

5G is coming

5G is on its way to a neighborhood near you.  You may even end up with an antenna in your front yard or a on a lamp post near your home.  The telephone and wireless industries are racing to see who rolls out 5G first.   With 5G, data speeds are expected to be 100 times…(Read More)

Little Man provides a compelling animated spoken-word narrative of a young man doing his best to role model and raise a younger brother, “little man,” while juggling the struggles associated with having a crack-addicted mother and being a college student.  We often hear about the challenges low-income students face — usually in terms…(Read More)

Book Review American Prison by Shane Bauer documents many of the atrocities witnessed by the author when he went undercover as reporter to investigate the U.S. private prison complex and to work as a security guard at Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana.  Winn is owned by the Correctional Corporation of America. Bauer who…(Read More)

Ramell Ross is simply brilliant. In his highly acclaimed documentary, Hale County This Morning, This Evening, Ross transforms an otherwise mundane, day-in-day-out southern town story into a piece of work that is divine. Ross’s training as a photographer oozes throughout every fiber of the film’s tapestry taking shape that transforms…(Read More)