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Nina Davuluri Crowned First Indian Miss America

Nina Davuluri Crowned First Indian Miss America

According to CNN, Nina Davuluri is the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she’s the first Indian-American to wear the national crown. “I was the first Indian Miss New York, and I’m so ...

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“12 Years A Slave”: Slavery Made Painfully Real

“12 Years A Slave”: Slavery Made Painfully Real

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer We have read about slavery, but to see its unspeakable brutality recreated as it is in the film “12 Years a Slave” makes the horrors that our ancestors endured painfully real. The film, which ...

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Former Road Manager Of Vybz Kartel Gunned Down

KINGSTON, Jamaica CMC – Jamaica police are investigating whether or not the recent posting on a social website criticizing dancehall artistes may have led to the murder of the former road manager of dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel, who is in ...

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TIFF: South African Film Challenges Taboos

TIFF: South African Film Challenges Taboos

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer South Africa now has a burgeoning film industry, programmer, Rasha Salti, told the audience before the screening of the film “Of Good Report” at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. But it has ...

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Sparrow Conscious And Responsive

Sparrow Conscious And Responsive

NEW YORK, New York, CMC – Slinger Francisco, widely regarded as the “Calypso King of the World”, has regained consciousness and is responding to medical treatment at hospital, a statement from his relatives said Tuesday. The Grenada-born Francisco, 78, has ...

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“Mighty Sparrow” In Coma In US Hospital

“Mighty Sparrow” In Coma In US Hospital

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Mighty Sparrow, whose real name is Slinger Francisco, is in a coma in a hospital in the United States, relatives have confirmed. “The family of Slinger Francisco, The Mighty Sparrow, is sad to ...

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Let The Festival Begin

Let The Festival Begin

By Monica Joseph-McIntyre Pride Contributing Writer It’s September and the city is abuzz with anticipation and excitement as movie stars and journalists descend on Toronto for the 38th Toronto International Film Festival. Filmmakers from around the world have brought their ...

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Montserrat Says It Is Open For Hollywood Movies

Montserrat Says It Is Open For Hollywood Movies

BRADES, Montserrat, CMC – Award winning director, Benh Zeitlin, will hold talks with officials of the Montserrat Development Corporation (MDC) on the possibility of filming on the volcano ravaged British Overseas Territory. Zeitlin will be on the island for the ...

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Filming Uganda’s Own Stories

Filming Uganda’s Own Stories

By Amy Fallon KAMPALA
 (IPS) – For four years Isaac Godfrey Nabwana made and sold bricks in Kampala’s Wakalinga slum. But now, thanks to his labours, he is building what he hopes will become Uganda’s answer to Nollywood. “I was selling bricks and ...

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