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Brewchies At The Movies: I Am Ali

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 10-07-2014

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A new film gives us an intimate look inside the makings of boxer/father/activist Muhammad Ali. I Am Ali: The Man Behind The Legend – An Intimate Portrait paints a vivid picture of Ali as a fully-realized man, not just the living legend with the witty comebacks and pronouncements of his greatness. We see how Cassius Clay discovered boxing, came of age, advocated for the black community and realized Islam was the way for his life. Most of all, the film artfully intertwines news and file footage, as well as audio that Ali recorded of his children nearly 40 years ago. We hear from three of Ali’s nine children and one former wife in the film. A common theme in I Am Ali is how he was able to prophesy his future and walk into his own truth. Even the act of recording his children and the emphasis he put on how the tapes would become part of history and important to the kids as they aged served as proof of his ability to foresee the future. In the film, we also hear from his peers in sports (Jim Brown), his opponents (George Foreman) and many of the men who helped shape his boxing career. Take a peek.

The film is a brilliant ode to a man in the golden years of his life. I give it 5 out of 5 cauldrons! Brewchies, bring your tissues because you’ll probably fall apart near the end and leave with this face.

I Am Ali hits theaters and On Demand October 10th. Visit the website to find out where it will be playing.

Will you be seeing this one?

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VOTE For Us: 2014 Black Weblog Awards

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 10-07-2014

Black_Weblog_Badge_2014Thank you, Brewchies, for your support in the nominations stage of the Black Weblog Awards. WE MADE IT!

Once again, we’re nominated in the Best Entertainment Blog, Best Group Blog and Best Humor Blog categories. We also made the cut for the new category: Best Facebook Page! First round voting opens TODAY. View the full list of nominees here. We’d love your vote to make it to the finals stage. Winners will be announced in early November and honored during a live ceremony at the 2015 Blogging While Brown Conference next June in Austin,TX.

VOTE VOTE VOTE

Thanks for your continued support!
Love,
The Witches

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Restore Your Nails & Get Fall Ready with Probelle + GIVEAWAY

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 10-07-2014

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The weather change from summer to fall can take a toll on skin, hair and nails. Less humidity in the air and cooler weather always cause changes in my look, whether it’s cracked skin or janky (an official beauty term) cuticles. But, thankfully, I’ve found a new way to keep my nails in check as the seasons change. It’s called Probelle! Hop on over to my review on Beautiful Brown Girls to find out more about the product and enter to WIN your own below.

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Thanks to Probelle for sponsoring the giveaway. I received the products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.
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Brewchies At The Movies: The Judge

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 10-06-2014

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A hotshot, take no prisoners lawyer gets called home to handle a family tragedy, only to watch his father’s life quickly start to unravel when he’s accused of murder. That’s the premise of the new Warner Bros. flick, The Judge. An incredibly handsome Robert Downey Jr. (like, really, has he always been this cute?) stars as a big city defense lawyer who’s made a life of defending the guilty, while never looking back. His father, Robert Duvall, is a well-respected small town judge with a tough as nails personality. The two are famously estranged, but now, the judge needs his son. And, thus begins the tension and plotline of the film. Take a look.

The Judge will make you laugh, cry and maybe even question your professional purpose. It’s a great look inside a family –a dysfunctional one, but whose isn’t?– that’s trying to discover the love they lost. I give it 4 out of 5 cauldrons. The Judge opens Friday, October 10th.

Will you go see it?

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Brew Tube: Paula Deen to Mentor Black Boys

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 10-02-2014

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Paula Deen’s comeback tour continues with an assist from Steve Harvey. The comedian/talk show host/radio host/author/I’m running out of slashes runs a mentoring program for young men. He’s tapped Deen to teach cooking skills to the boys who are interested in a culinary career path. Take a look at the announcement.

Isn’t there enough butter and ‘betes in the black community? Do we need Paula teaching the next generation of cooks how to smother lard? I mean, was G Garvin busy? I hear the Neelys have an opening. Anyway, what do you think? Are we still side eyeing Paula or nah?

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