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African American Director Brings Thurgood Marshall Biopic to the Silver Screen

If you have to see one motion picture this weekend as well as place on…

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Ryan Ford talks diversity in Hollywood

PR Pro: Why We Shouldn’t Look to Hollywood to Tell Our Stories

Chief Creative Officer Ryan Ford

As the executive vice president and chief creative officer of Cashmere Agency, Ryan Ford is…

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black filmmaker

AT&T Seeks Black Filmmakers for 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

This is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to debut a movie at one of the most anticipated film festivals and win $1 million in funding

AT&T, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Tribeca Film Institute have announced an open call…

By Kandia Johnson

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Husband and Wife Build Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival Into a 15-Year Brand

Applying savvy business branding to the arts

“The Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival is very special to us and our loyal attendees,”…

By Gwendolyn Quinn

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movies

‘Girls Trip’ and Other High-Grossing, Black-Directed Movies

We're celebrating the black directors who've paved the way for Malcolm D. Lee's 'Girls Trip,' the first all-black film to earn $100 million at the box office

In honor of “Girls Trip” becoming the first all-black film to earn $100M, here’s a…

By Selena Hill

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Diallo Riddle Photography: Ricky Middlesworth Grooming: Andrea Pezzillo Styling: Michael Mann

Diallo Riddle Talks ‘Silicon Valley’ and New Show ‘Marlon’

After a reoccurring role on HBO's hit tech comedy, the actor gears up for a new show

After a reoccurring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley, Diallo gears up for ‘Marlon’ a show…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Detroit

‘Detroit’ Tells A Gruesome, Horrifying Story That Must Be Seen

It's raw, uncomfortable, and painful—just like our history

Black Enterprise spoke to the cast of “Detroit” about the film’s storyline, which uncovers a…

By Selena Hill

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#freestyle50

Music Mogul Kevin Liles Talks about the #freestyle50 Competition and Longevity [Video]

Liles teamed up with Verizon to launch the #freestyle50 competition in order to find the next big voice in hip-hop

Kevin Liles teamed up with Verizon for the second year in a row to launch…

By Selena Hill

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones Wins $9.42M in Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson’s Estate

The legendary music producer says the suit "was never about Michael"

Quincy Jones was awarded $9.2 million in damages on Wednesday in a legal dispute with…

By Selena Hill

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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons, Stephen G. Hill, and Bozoma Saint John Talk About the Importance of Saving Kids Through Art [Video]

Celebrities and artists raised more than $1.1 million for students of color at one of the hottest Hampton parties of the summer

Celebrities, business luminaries, and artists raised over $1 million at the 2017 Art For Life…

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Step Documentary (Image: Fox Searchlight)

“Step” Teaches Discipline to These Inner-City Baltimore Girls

We witness an in-depth look into three Baltimore girls whose lives are forever changed by step dancing

“That woman crying in the film, that’s not me,” said Paula Dofat. “I’m tough as…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Film Competition

ABFF and Lightbox Launch Documentary Film Competition for Black Filmmakers

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has teamed up with Lightbox to foster diversity in film

If you’re a black filmmaker with an original documentary idea, then don’t miss this opportunity…

By Selena Hill

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Defiant Ones

And the ‘Beats’ Goes On: Allen Hughes’ Intimate Portrait of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ [VIDEO]

Filmmaker Allen Hughes discusses creating the four-part HBO docuseries featuring mega moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine

In an exclusive interview with Black Enterprise, filmmaker Allen Hughes elaborates on how and why…

By Jordan Willard

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Celebrate #BlackMusicMonth With the BE 100s 45th Anniversary Playlist

We're ending Black Music Month on a high note with 45 tracks produced by BE 100s record companies

We’re ending Black Music Month on a high note by honoring the 45th anniversary of…

By Jordan Willard

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Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay

The Issue of Race Finally Explodes on ‘The Bachelorette’

Just weeks into the season, the first black Bachelorette says what all black women feel sometimes

In a clip that immediately started making news last week, The Bachelorette broke down in…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Music Business Couple Puts Musical Soul Food Fest on the Map

The music power couple's event hosted 12,000 last year

Rejoice Musical Soul Food Radio Network CEO Mike Chandler has been working in every aspect…

By Bil Carpenter

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Google

Ne-Yo Discusses the Fine Line Between Tech and Entertainment

Sponsored by Google, this ABFF panel focused on how the tech industry can better reach and appeal to minority youth, among other things

Google sponsored a panel discussion at the 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) that addressed…

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Alton Glass Debuts New Virtual Reality Film at American Black Film Festival (ABFF)

Alton Glass premiered his new VR/360 film 'A Little Love' at this year's ABFF, which is among the first virtual reality films to ever feature people of color

After making history at the 2014 American Black Film Festival (ABFF), the filmmaker returned to…

By Selena Hill

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Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales on her Candid Conversation with Caitlyn Jenner and Career Success

The comedian and star of HBO's "Insecure" opened up about a series of topics at the 2017 American Black Film Festival

Amanda Seales opened up about her candid conversation with Caitlyn Jenner and shared tips for…

By Selena Hill

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Despite Demise of ‘Underground’ and ‘The Get Down,’ Demand for Multicultural Content Grows

Multicultural content is a growing trend that is likely to explode, despite some recent show cancellations

Multicultural households are hungriest for content. They are multicultural and intersectional, meaning they check more…

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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