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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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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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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” ...
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Deal Done: Love Story About The Obama’s Lands A Studio

The film “Southside With You” has been acquired by Miramax and Roadside Attractions for North American rights, AlwaysAList.com has confirmed. The movie chronicles the first date of future President of the United States, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson based on ...
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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At ...

The new film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd ...
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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; ...
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Made For TV: Miki Howard Movie Coming To TV One

R&B veteran Miki Howard will have her story depicted in a made-for-TV movie set to air on TV One for Black Music Month. According to ABC News Radio correspondent Karu F. Daniels, the film with the working title “Unsung: The ...
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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead ...