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Dear Black People: if Dear White People is in your city this weekend, it’s a great date night movie.

It’s funny and will remind you somewhat of a mashup of School Daze and Higher Learning with a little Hollywood Shuffle backstory thrown in. Writer/director Justin Simien did the modern-day version of charging the movie on his credit cards – he used Indiegogo to raise funds for the movie.

This weekend is also Howard’s homecoming weekend and we suspect the movie will be required viewing for most who attended what alumni affectionately call “The Mecca.” Chris Brown and Trey Songz are hosting a party and Lauryn Hill is also in town. Should be interesting crowds at both.

And if you’re an NFL fan, this weekend’s game features one of the league’s best up-and-coming QB’s and one of the league’s best, whose looking for set a record for most touchdown passes of all time as the 49’ers take on Denver. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, October 17

Key and Peele

Comedy Central, 9 p.m.

The comic duo have hit a creative stride this season with sketches like “Obama’s Press Conference” and “Texting Mishaps”

Saturday, October 18

BET Hip-Hop Awards

BET’s annual hip-hop lovefest repeats; the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown made an appearance

10 p.m.

Sunday, October 19

Sunday Night Football: 49ers at Broncos

NBC, 8:20 p.m.

Battle of the QB’s: Young’un Colin Kaepernick goes up against Payton Manning, who can set the record for all-time leader in touchdown passes tonight


What I Know For Sure

By Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey shares her wisdom in new book taken from her popular O Magazine column


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