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Black Dynamite review (4/5) - Michael Jai White makes a great Afro Samurai

14 October 2009 11:31 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Michael Jai White makes a great Afro Samurai in rowdy ‘Black DynamitePresident Barack Obama gets his job done via conservative business suits, a Harvard intellect and cultured speech that transcends race. What Michael Jai White (Mjw) needs to bring his street hero alive in the lively, funny and action-packed Blaxpoitation-inspired “Black Dynamite” are nun chucks, an Afro, a thick mustache and a $100 light- blue leisure suit. With regards to good times, my money goes to “Black Dynamite.” “Black Dynamite,” about a former CIA agent (Mjw) who returns to the job to stop the flood of heroin into local orphanages, find out who's behind the distribution of tainted malt liquor and avenge the death of his brother Jimmy, is familiar to anyone who's watched Blaxploitation classic like “The Mack” and “Cleopatra Jones.” »

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Supermodel Sims Dies

4 August 2009 1:01 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

American supermodel Naomi Sims has died at the age of 61.

The beauty passed away on Saturday after a long battle with cancer, according to her son Bob Findlay.

Sims has been credited with breaking down racial boundaries in modeling by appearing as the first black cover model of U.S. magazine Ladies' Home Journal in 1968.

She turned down the starring role in 1973's Cleopatra Jones and devoted herself to a number of beauty businesses, including her own wig venture.

Sims also penned several books geared toward black women's success including All About Health and Beauty for the Black Woman. »

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