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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.

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How To Create Balance In Your Life

An intergenerational conversation on love, tragedy, and triumph

This session explored an intergenerational conversation about the costs and rewards of taking the road…

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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…

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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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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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Black History Month: Then and Now in Television

Diahann Carroll paves the way for Kerry Washington and others

In celebration of Black History Month, BlackEnterprise.com honors those history-makers who have come before us…

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Woodard joins Vanessa Williams, Renee Powell, and N. Joyce Payne as 2016 award recipients

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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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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Jill Marie Jones Talks Fearless New Role on ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ and Career Longevity

Actress has new role on Starz comedic horror series

Jill Marie Jones talks new role on Starz comedic horror series Ash vs. Evil Dead

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‘Castle’ Star Tamala Jones Talks Near Death Experience and Strong Roles For Women of Color

The brain aneurysm survivor talks purpose and being a successful actress

The in-demand actor has amassed impressive credits to her resume, and her work in beloved…

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Gabrielle Union Lands Role in Lion King Spinoff

Actress joins the cast as Nala in the movie The Lion Gurad

Gabrielle Union, joins the cast as Nala in the movie The Lion Gurad.

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Lupita Nyong’o Set to Star in Play About Liberian Women

The Hollywood actress will debut off Broadway in New York's Public Theater this fall

The Hollywood sweetheart, Lupita Nyong’o, will debut off Broadway in New York’s Public Theater this…

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Navigating Hollywood and Being Hesitant About “Empire”

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

ABFF’s 2015 ambassador, Taraji P. Henson, opens up about her rise to success as one…

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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.


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[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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Women on Film: 5 Black Actresses Running It in Hollywood

These stars have officially taken over your TV

These black actresses have taken over major cable networks with their hit series.

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Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Phylicia Rashad and another 'Cosby' make surprising TV comebacks

Our favorite TV mom is returning to the screen, this time as a lesbian FBI…

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Halle Berry Admits She Thought about Cosmetic Sugery and More

The A-lister gets candid about beauty and insecurity

It never seems to matter whether Halle Berry is starring in a box office hit,…

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Serayah McNeill Dishes on Empire, Not Having ‘Assets’ and More

The Empire actress talks about her first big role

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FOX’s new series “Empire” is making a record splash in the network’s ratings. The drama, starring…

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Our History, Our Future: 10 Female Phenoms in Entertainment

Pioneers and their modern day successors shape entertainment

In interviews, award ceremonies and daytime TV programs, Oprah often thanks the way makers and door…

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