Amandla Stenberg: I’m still finding my voice

By : wire report
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NEW YORK (AP) | Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for “power.”

In South Africa under apartheid, “amandla” was — and still is — a rallying cry against oppression. It’s a lot for Stenberg to live up to.

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Screened Out – Miles Ahead

By : Stephen Miller
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Don Cheadle, Emayatzy E. Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor

It’s easy to applaud Don Cheadle for taking risks with jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. As a biopic, this is a very lively and often funny flick. It’s not always successful. It plays fast and loose – like a crazed improvisation on the man’s life.

I watched both bemused and frustrated, but never bored.

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