“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.“–Harriet Tubman, abolitionist and humanitarian
Rewind: The sci-fi thriller “2012,” staring Chitwele Ejiofor, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton, grossed $65 million at the box office this past weekend.
Monday, November 16:
Happy Birthday: The stylish and creative actress Lisa Bonet turns 42 today.
TV: “Dancing With the Stars” is down to the final four and Mya is a finalists. Tune in to the fierce competition on “Dancing With the Stars” at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on ABC. The results show is on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on ABC.
Theater: David Mamet’s “Race,” starring Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier and James Spader opens tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City.
Tuesday, November 17:
Music: Janet Jackson releases “Number Ones,” a collection of Miss Jackson’s greatest hits. From “The Pleasure Principle” to “Rhythm Nation”, “Control” to “That’s the Way Love Goes,” you can have all of your favorite Janet songs on two discs or one download. “Number Ones” is available in stores and online today.
Music: The rapper and businessman 50 Cent releases his latest effort “Before I Self Destruct” (Aftermath/Interscope). This album is classic 50: hard beats, R&B rhythms and beefs with other rappers. Fitty teams up with Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo and R. Kelly on this album. “Before I Self Destruct” is available in stores and online today.
Wednesday, November 18:
Happy Birthday: Comedian and actor Sindad is 53 today.
Thursday, November 19:
Concert: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will present “Blues Symphony,” Wynton Marsalis first musical work created for orchestra–a mix of classical music and the blues. “Blues Symphony” opens tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET at The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Friday, November 20:
Film: “The Blind Side” is based on the true story about Michael Oher, a homeless Black teen who is adopted by a generous and well to do white family–self-discovery, evolution and cultural understanding ensue. Oher later becomes an All American offensive left tackle and then becomes a First Round NFL draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens. “The Blind Side” starring Sandra Bullock and Quinton Aaron opens in theaters today.
Film: “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” is a film about a troubled detective investigating the killings of five Senegalese immigrants in post-Katrina NOLA. Along with stars Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer and Eva Mendes, there are also some new Black actors in the film like Denzel Whitaker (“The Great Debaters”), Brandi Colman (“The Vampire Diaries”) and rapper Xhibit. “The Bad Lieutenant” opens in theaters today.
Saturday, November 21:
Concert: Singers Tamia, Deborah Cox and Kelly Price united to form “The Queen Project,” a pro-social movement to empower women to use their voice to create change. The three sisters will be going on tour to spread their message and some good music. “The Queen Project: Tamia, Deborah Cox and Kelly Price” debuts at The Paradise Theater in the Bronx at 8:00 p.m. Ticket available on Ticketmaster.
*This week make sure to take care of what’s important in your life.