What a coup! Publicist Peggy Siegal exulted in the day's headlines: drones taking down 150 al-Shabab inductees in Africa
As Money Service Business accounts continue to be closed, the ultimate victims are the Somalis who rely on remittances from abroad.
Abdi had never acted before "Captain Phillips." He only auditioned for the film afer seeing a casting call on television
Something that always irks me is when I hear black people talking about how some black actor or actress in some movie, is
Last year's breakout stars are still reveling in their ascent to fame, but we're more anxious to see what 2014 has in store
My Conversations With Two of 2013's Rising Film Stars: Somali-born Actor Barkhad Abdi and Kenyan Actress Lupita Nyong'o
Abdi's debut screen appearance garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. Nyong'o has won numerous honors for her feature acting debut as Patsey in the critically acclaimed film, 12 Years a Slave, including SAG and Golden Globe nominations.
The past year wasn't just exceptional with regard to films, but also performances. Veteran stars like Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock turned in some of their best work ever, while a roster of new talent burst onto the scene with an exceptional grace that gives hope to the industry's future.
Is Captain Phillips a case where bigger, louder -- and since it's Paul Greengrass, shakier -- is actually better? And do the film's pirates rise above being caricatured villains to represent the real Somalian men who turn to this high risk/high reward way of life?
Have you ever acted before? No. It's that old success story you've heard a million times: Born in Somalia, moved to Minneapolis