09 21 2014
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Michael Vick's Sentence Ends Monday

Future as Athlete Uncertain

(NNPA) - The federal dogfighting sentence served by Michael Vick ended Monday and the world will now watch with respect to his future as a professional athlete. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Goodell must decide whether Vick's suspension will end and, if so, when -- allowing the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback a chance to play in the league again ...

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Texas Battle: Speaking with the Star of 'Dragonball Evolution'

Born in Houston on Aug. 9, 1976, Texas Battle earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology at the University of Texas before making his way to Hollywood to take a shot at showbiz. Here, the handsome, young thespian talks about his latest outing as Carey Fuller in "Dragonball Evolution," a screen version of the popular comic book series co-starring Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin. . . .

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"American Violet" Star on Life, Films, Future

In "American Violet," a riveting drama based on a real-life case of racial profiling and malicious prosecution in a tiny Texas town, she plays a single-mother of four falsely accused of dealing drugs. Here, the emerging ingénue reflects upon her work in the movie which co-stars Alfre Woodard and Charles S. Dutton.
KW: What interested you in this role?
NB: This particular script moved me. . . .

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A Chat with Chestnut

Here, Morris Chestnut talks about both producing and performing in "Not Easily Broken," a romance drama based on a novel by Bishop T.D. Jakes. The modern morality play, which co-stars Oscar-nominee Taraji Henson, is just being released on DVD after opening in theaters back in January. . . .

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Death Row Survivor

Moreese Bickham

Louisiana native Moreese Bickham, 91, the oldest survivor of Death Row, whose 1958 death sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1972, will be in Portland on Jan. 19 and 20. He is appearing at the MLK Celebrations at Highland Christian Church and at The First Unitarian Church.
He will be accompanied by Joan Cheever, author of "Back From the Dead: One Woman's Search for the Men Who Walked Off America's Death Row" ...

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