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TD Jakes – Just an Ordinary Person

posted by jtotey

A short time ago I was given the chance to interview Bishop T.D. Jakes at a recent press junket for the movie Black Nativity. Though not in the movie, Jakes is one of the forces behind it. The room that […]

Is ‘Black Nativity’ a ‘Blacks Only’ Film? The Celebrities Respond

posted by jtotey

In 2009, my wife and I went to see the movie, Not Easily Broken based on the T.D. Jakes novel of the same name. The story was about a husband and wife facing difficulties in their marriage. The movie not […]

Black Nativity is love song to Langston Hughes

posted by jtotey

There are a few misconceptions about Black Nativity, the holiday musical arriving in theaters this week. First, while it sports the same name and is loosely based on the seasonal theater show, it really isn’t the same production. Originally, Black […]

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