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Stay Woke: Why “Detroit” Is A Must See Movie Done ...

On Tuesday night in the Motor City, I sat with more than 2,200 other people at the Fox Theatre for the premiere of “Detroit,” the movie that offers a grim glance into the 1967 Detroit riots and a little known ...
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All Access: Jawn Murray Talks To The Cast Of “Step ...

Essence Festival is the largest festival in the United States. The annual gathering in New Orleans helmed by Essence magazine had more than 470,000 attendees for its 2017 festival. In previous years, Essence has also garnered huge attendance numbers: 425,000 ...
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More Than Movies: American Black Film Festival Brings Hollywood Heat ...

The 21st annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded in South Beach Miami on Sunday, June 18 after five days of film screenings, industry panels, celebrity interviews, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, and soirees presented by their corporate sponsors. This ...
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Reel Focus: Nissan Partners With African American Film Critics For ...

Nissan was the official automobile sponsor of the 8th Annual AAFCA Awards, a celebration held by the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, CA. This year’s AAFCA Awards was hosted by “Entertainment Tonight’s” Nischelle Turner ...
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Transatlantic Thespian: David Oyelowo Talks Interracial Love, Meghan Markle & ...

David Oyelowo is a Critic’s Choice and NAACP Image Award-winning actor known for playing historical figures and tackling serious subjects in cinema like his acclaimed work as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma;” Robert Katende in “Queen of Katwe;” ...
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Historic Heroine: Ruth Negga Talks About Starring In “Loving”

American history is so rich and vast that unless you’re a historian, you feel like you’re always learning something that you didn’t know existed before. That’s what happened to me going into the new Focus Features film, “Loving.” “Loving” is ...
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Swank Soiree: Phaedra Parks, Jasmine Guy & Others Attend “Loving” ...

Over the last decade, there has been an outcry in Hollywood for more diversity in film. Within the last five years in particular, there has been a variety of movie releases geared to African-American audiences, but it seems like 2016 ...
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Insight & Perspective: One On One With “The Birth of ...

“The Birth of a Nation” will open nationwide on October 7, 2016. Set against the antebellum South in in Southampton County, Virginia and based on a true story of a literate slave and preacher named Nat Turner, “The Birth of ...
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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On ...

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, ...
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Roxanne Shante: Forest Whitaker Producing Film About Female Rap Star

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce a feature film about the legendary Roxanne hip-hop wars that occurred in the music industry back in the 1980s. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, the film is titled “Roxanne, Roxanne” ...