Daily Archive: February 24, 2013

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Sports

No. 20 Pittsburgh beats St. John's 63-47

TOUGH DEFENSE–St. John’s D’Angelo Harrison, left, fights for a loose ball with Pittsburgh’s Durand Johnson in the first half at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) by Jim O’ConnellAP Basketball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — The word was Pittsburgh, a program known for tough practices over the years, had a week of tough practices following consecutive losses to ranked teams.

‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Star Quvenzhane Wallis Cast As ‘Annie’

News One Newsroom

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ star Quvenzhane Wallis cast as ‘Annie’

NEW YORK (AP) — The young Oscar-nominated star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has been cast in the lead role of a new version of “Annie.” Sony Pictures announced Sunday that Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN’-juh-nay) Wallis will play Annie in a contemporized adaptation of the Broadway musical and the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip. It’s to be directed by Will Gluck, who loosely based his 2010 film “Easy A” on “The Scarlet Letter.” RELATED: 2013 Oscars: What To Watch For On The Big Night[1] Ouch! Spike Lee: “The Oscars Don’t Matter”[2] The 9-year-old Quvenzhane is one of the youngest Oscar-nominated actors ever. She’s also shot a small role in Steve McQueen’s upcoming film, “Twelve Years a Slave.” “Annie” is planned for release during the 2014 holiday season. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z are among the producers. The Smiths’ daughter, Willow, had originally been slated to play Annie. Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? LIKE Us On Facebook! References ^2013 Oscars: What To Watch For On …

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Opinion

Django, in chains: Movie subordinates black characters, fails to illuminate slavery

JESSE WILLIAMS by Jesse Williams Special to CNN Editor’s note: Jesse Williams is an actor/producer who plays Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy.” He is a Temple University graduate and former public high school teacher. Williams founded the production company, farWord Inc. and is an executive producer of “Question Bridge: Black Males.” Follow him on Twitter and Tumblr. Note: This article contains offensive language.