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Review: ‘The Best Man Holiday’ overcomes sophomore jinx

Actor Terrence Howard arrives on the red carpet for the world premiere of the feature film “The Best Man Holiday” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP) We’ve waited long enough. After almost 15 years, “The Best Man” (1999) crew has reunited for Christmas at the Sullivan’s in “The Best Man Holiday.” The original cast returns starring Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa.



Real Housewives of Atlanta brings back the drama for a sixth season

Well the girls are back. Real Housewives of ATL season 6 premiered Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo. The Real Housewives franchise brings back the Georgia peaches for a sixth season minus Kim Zolciak – Biermann who has moved on from the series with a new husband, more children and a spin-off. Don’t worry there’s still going to be enough drama to go around with Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Stewart and former Miss USA Kenya Moore creating mayhem in Hotlanta.



Daytime soap ‘All My Children’ canceled again, actress tweets

‘All My Children’ star Debbi Morgan (Photo: Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP) by Alan Duke LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Daytime soap “All My Children” may have finally reached the end of its run, according to an actress on the show. The iconic drama, which moved from television to the Internet after ABC canceled it, will not return for a second online season, Debbi Morgan tweeted this week.



The politics of ‘Blackness’

by Aubrey Lynch “Black” people are not Black and “White” people are not White. The terms are used by ruling classes around the globe as an indicator of who is to be favored and who is to be used or discarded. In Thailand, those who work in the fields are by consequence, darker than those who work inside buildings. Those who are genetically of fairer skin are selected for office work while the dark people are relegated to the fields.



Miami Dolphins Incognito shows and office space gone bad

Dr. Jason Johnson The Miami Dolphins have managed to put themselves into the national consciousness again, without even so much as making the playoffs. The abuse suffered by offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, at the hands of his teammate Richie Incognitio has managed to jump from the sports pages to regular talk on morning shows and suddenly you’ve got people who haven’t watched a snap in years and didn’t realize that there was any professional sports team in Miami that didn’t have LeBron James on it talking about bullying, hazing, racism and NFL locker room culture.



Arts & Culture Calendar 11-13-13

Thursday 14 Jazz Jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.



Steelers beat Bills in unimpressive manner

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Jerry Hughes (55) and Buffalo Bills free safety Jim Leonhard (35) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) It might just be me and maybe I see the glass as half empty but after the Steelers beat the Bills 23-10 on Sunday, I wasn’t left impressed. Sure, the game really wasn’t in question after the 2nd quarter but this victory was hollow. The Steelers beat a team who was just as bad as they are. The Bills are 3-6, so are the Steelers. If anyone expected the Bills to put on a display like the Patriots did a week prior, they don’t understand football.