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Celebrity Siblings Meagan and La’Myia Good Fuse Philanthropy and Fashion

These famous sisters are using their platform to reach young women in underserved areas

In 2014, celebrity siblings, actress Meagan Good and singer La’Myia Good, founded The Greater Good Foundation, with a mission…

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Black History Month: Geoffrey S. Fletcher, Screenwriter

29 days of modern black history makers

A screenwriter, film director, and professor, Geoffrey Fletcher is best known as the screenwriter of…

By Safon Floyd

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Whenever most people think about the Academy Awards, it’s the actors, actresses and directors that often come to mind first. (Congratulations to Octavia Spencer on joining the short list of African American Oscar winners during the 84th Annual Academy Awards.) However, there are dozens of other categories that highlight the hard work of Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes players. For instance, the categories of Best Original Song and Best Original Score feature several African American winners. Here are seven oftentimes forgotten names from the world of music on the list of African American winners. —Darralynn Hutson

[Op-Ed] The Academy Awards and Diversity

The check-the-box mentality is all too common in many aspects of business

The racial and ethnic composition of the Academy does not reflect the American movie going…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

American Black Film Festival Awards Recap

News and views from the 2016 ABFF Awards

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, aired on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd…

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Mike Epps Has been picked to play Richard Pryor

Host Mike Epps Talks About the Importance of ABFF Awards

"As black artists, we have to continue to open up other doors and avenues for ourselves"

With ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, airing tonight on BET, we sat down with…

By Kali Wilder

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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…

By Safon Floyd

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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[Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper “Blackwash Rage” Strikes Back

Examining "blackwash rage"—unbridled anger over casting actors of color in non-traditional roles

It almost seems preposterous to use the word “controversy” with the words “casting” and “Star…

By Samara Lynn

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‘Black Actress’: Andrea Lewis Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

How this millennial is using YouTube and social media as platform to boost her career

Actress Andrea Lewis talks about life in Hollywood as a black actress and shares the…

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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,…

By Essence Gant

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Submit Your Film to the American Black Film Festival

Be judged by a celebrity grand jury of black writers, directors, and producers

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Film submissions are open for the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Taking…

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American Black Film Festival Early Bird Registration Rates Expire January 31

Save money on attending the nation’s largest gathering of black film and TV professionals

Saving money is the savvy spender’s goal, which is why Black Enterprise and Film…

By Raqiyah Mays

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Entertainment Leaders Join Forces to Offer Free Screening of ‘Selma’ to NYC Students

Thousands of middle school and high school NYC students allowed to see 'Selma for free

Entertainment leaders create a fund that will allow thousands of New York City students to…

By Courtney Connley

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Life Essentials With Ruby Dee Documentary

Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Documentary Will Debut at ABFF

The film is directed by their grandson, Muta’Ali

Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee, part tribute, part history lesson and part coming-of-age story, will…

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Broadway Boss Moves: 4 Actors of Color Changing the Game

Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller, Courtney B. Vance part of history-changing year

Actors Cicely Tyson, Billy Porter, Patina Miller and Courtney B. Vance make history with 2013…

By Janell Hazelwood

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For grown women everywhere, Mr. Idris Elba revived that horrible habit of being attracted to bad boys. Elba’s role as the outrageously sexy corner/corner office guy, Stringer Bell, was memorable. Since his untimely departure from the show, Elba has been one busy man. 

Besides DJing and rapping, he’s also gotten behind (well, and in front of) the camera to direct a Mumford and Sons video called “Lover of the Light.” 

As far as acting, Elba has been in numerous movies including controversially (for some folks) playing in "Thor." Elba has won a Golden Globe for his title role in the detective series "Luther" and he was a fan favorite on "The Office."  

Rumor has it that Elba may be the next James Bond on screen.

Where Are They Now: The Wire Favorites

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

Check out where your favorite stars of the HBO series are now

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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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No More 9-to-5: 5 Celebs Who Went From Corporate America to Hollywood

These entertainers gave office jobs the boot to follow their dreams

These top entertainers traded the 9-to-5 life to follow their dreams, from Laz Alonso to…

By Courtney Connley

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Top Five Celebrity Boss Moves We’re All Anticipating

Check out a snapshot of career highlights everyone's watching

Motivation we can gain from the career moves these celebrities are making

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