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#EmmySoDiverse: Full List of Black Nominees

A long overdue recognition of excellence

Check out this list of black 2016 Emmy Awards nominees recognizing these individuals for the…

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Mekhi Phifer Reprises His Role as Max In ‘Allegiant’

Actor’s career is still going strong

Mekhi Phifer’s career has had the type of longevity and diversity every actor strives for.…

By Aniesia Williams

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American Black Film Festival

ABFF Searches for Your Talent with HBO, Comcast NBCUniversal, TV One and McDonald’s

Writers, comedians, hosts, actors, and filmmakers compete for a chance to win big

ABFF to develop talent discovery programs for up-and-coming actors, comedians, filmmakers and television hosts.

By Safon Floyd

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ABFF Awards: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Hollywood

An evening dedicated to honoring the impact of African Americans in film and television

Last night America got a chance to experience all of the black star magic with…

By Safon Floyd

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

ABFF Awards Celebrates Black Film and TV Tomorrow on BET

A Celebration of Hollywood TOMORROW, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and…

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Comcast Launches New Xfinity On Demand Destination Featuring ABFF Curated Film Collection

There's a special focus on stories from independent black filmmakers

Today, Comcast announced a Black History Month celebration with a special focus on stories from…

By Kali Wilder

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

BET Networks Partners With American Black Film Festival For 2016 ABFF Awards

"A Celebration of Hollywood” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps will premiere on BET and Centric

“The ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” presented by the American Black Film Festival and…

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#OscarsSoWhite Picking Up Steam

Public reaction to lack of diversity among 2016 Oscar nominees continues

“This is not a question of tokenism. #OscarsSoWhite is not about having a person of…

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Star Wars: 7 Black Characters You Should Know

These actors/actresses added to the magic and mystique of Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in theaters on Dec. 18. Check out these…

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Morris Chestnut Talks ‘Rosewood’ and the Key to Longevity in Hollywood

Chestnut opens up about his first leading television role

Morris Chestnut opens up about his new show ‘Rosewood,’ longevity in Hollywood and advice to…

By Courtney Connley

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Lathan, Ealy and Chestnut Star in The Perfect Guy

Lathan executive produced this sexy summer thriller

How could a relationship turn out to be so terrible when it starts off hitting…

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Actor Jessie T. Usher Talks Survivor’s Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence and How He Got His Start in Acting

Young star also spills the tea on finishing his culinary arts degree

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ star Jessie T. Usher opens up about the show’s new season and his…

By Courtney Connley

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ABFF's red carpet event Thursday evening was a veritable who's who in black film and television. Here is some of the talent in front of and behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies.


ABFF Co-founder Jeff Friday and his wife Nicole (Source: Getty Images)

[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

ABFF’s opening night red carpet event was a who’s who of black talent in film…

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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Actress Tasha Smith Confirmed for ABFF

Seasoned actress to teach workshops at American Black Film Festival

Actress Tasha Smith is confirmed to teach an acting master class at the 2015 American…

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Danny Glover Talks Ferguson, Political Activism and More at Pace University

Legendary actor connects the dots between social issues today and those of previous generations

Legendary actor and political activist, Danny Glover, spoke to a crowd at Pace University about…

By Courtney Connley

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Hollywood’s Leading Men Talk the Influence of Black Males in Media at ABFF

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood

Actors Morris Chestnut, Omari Hardwick and Stephen Bishop talk black men in Hollywood at ABFF’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Honoring Our Trailblazers: Black Actors and Actresses who Paved the Way

James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee headline the list

If it weren’t for actors like Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee fighting for roles they…

By Jonathan Hailey

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From Top 40 Hits to Hollywood: 5 Black Actors Who Made a Successful Switch

These entertainers made the winning leap into becoming thespians

(Image: File)An accomplished singer, Jennifer Hudson has made major strides in Hollywood as well. (Image:…

By Courtney Connley

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Django Unchained: “(Gasp!) He Called That Slave A N*gger!” Really?

If there is any movie where I expect depictions of graphic violence and liberal use of the N-word, it's a Tarantino film set against the backdrop of pre-Civil War slavery.

I haven’t seen Django Unchained yet, but I don’t see how it is possible to…

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