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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

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

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

By Courtney Connley

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Quvenzhané Wallis Sets Record as Youngest ‘Best Actress’ Oscar Nominee

Breakout star gets major nod for role in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

Breakout star Quvenzhané Wallis plays Hushpuppy in Academy Award-nominated film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

By Janell Hazelwood

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Arsenio Hall Release Return to Late Night Trailer

Do you think he'll be successful?

Arsenio Hall, an early 90′s icon for late night talk shows, is coming back for…

By Demetria Irwin

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Common Finds “Luv” in New Film

Common scores another leading man role

Rapper Common who has shown his acting chops in a number of roles (American Gangster,…

By Demetria Irwin

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La La Anthony Launches New Fashion Line

First make-up, now a clothing line.

La La Anthony is making her mark as an entrepreneur.

By Demetria Irwin

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Holiday Party Style Inspiration from Hollywood

What are you wearing to your holiday party?

From the always elegant Kerry Washington to fashion forward Solange, BET offers up a gallery…

By Demetria Irwin

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Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington Among 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

Some of black Hollywood's best and brightest are in the running for statues.

The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are in.

By Demetria Irwin

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Stacey Dash is “Normal” in New Trailer

What do you think of it?

Actress Stacey Dash has a new promo trailer making the internet rounds called ‘Stacey Dash…

By Demetria Irwin

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Tyler Perry Sued for Allegedly Stealing Movie Plot

Do you think she's telling the truth?

An author is suing Tyler Perry for $225,000 alleging that Perry stole the plot of…

By Demetria Irwin

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Beyond Idris Elba: Black James Bond Options

Which one of these actors would you prefer?

Idris Elba is a great choice as the first black James Bond, but he’s not…

By Demetria Irwin

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Nia Long and Gabourey Sidibe to Star in New Movies

Are these two actresses on your favorites list?

Nia Long and Gabby Sidibe each have snagged roles in upcoming films.

By Demetria Irwin

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Political TV Drama, ‘Boss,’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

Are you sad about this cancellation?

Grammer won a Golden Globe for his work and the show has a loyal following.

By Demetria Irwin

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Black Women Honored at the BronzeLens Film Festival

Veteran actress honored at film festival.

S. Epatha Merkerson was one of the women honored at the Women Superstars Luncheon during…

By Demetria Irwin

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Chris Tucker has Critically Acclaimed Role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Funny man Chris Tucker is back!

Chris Tucker is back on the big screen and interestingly enough, it’s not another Rush…

By Demetria Irwin

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Ruby Dee Celebrates Her 90th Birthday in Harlem

Ruby sure does look great for her age.

Actor, activist and living legend Ruby Dee celebrated her 90th birthday at Harlem’s Schomburg Center.

By Demetria Irwin

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Brandon T. Jackson to Star in Beverly Hills Cop TV Series

Eddie Murphy will appear on the show if it gets picked up

Brandon T. Jackson will star as Aaron Foley, the son of Axel Foley, in Beverly…

By Demetria Irwin

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Eva Marcille Talks Nature, New Fashion Line and Being a Sophisticated Hustler

Eva's fashion line "Fleur Sauvage" will debut next year

The former top model is ready to strut her stuff in her own clothes.

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Oprah Poised to Sell Organic Food and Beauty Products

The media mogul is moving into healthy products

The media mogul is moving into healthy products

By Demetria Irwin

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Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole and More Get Red Carpet Glam

Color and texture are on trend

Alicia Keys hit up the MTV Europe Awards in a hot dress, while Keyshia Cole…

By Demetria Irwin

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Katt Williams Hit with $5 Million Lawsuit for Allegedly Punching Assistant

The comedian has his latest dust-up with authorities

Melissa Ishage filed a $5 million lawsuit in Los Angeles claiming that Katt Williams punched…

By Demetria Irwin

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Budweiser and Stoli Vodka are Not Fans of Denzel Washington’s ‘Flight’

Do you think the movie studio should have asked permission?

Budweiser and Stolichnaya Vodka are not happy to be the featured favorites of Denzel Washington’s…

By Demetria Irwin

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John Singleton Settles Hustle and Flow Lawsuit

It's hard out here for a producer, huh?

John Singleton has settled his $20 million Hustle and Flow lawsuit against Paramount Pictures.

By Demetria Irwin

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Arsenio Hall Wants Bill Clinton and Jay-Z on his New Show

The late night champ is coming back

The late night champ is coming back

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Zoe Saldana Snags a LensCrafters Endorsement Deal

The actress looks great bespectacled

Would you rock any of the glasses Saldana is wearing?

By Demetria Irwin

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Black Weblog Awards 2012: And the Winners Are…

Elon James White takes a few prizes in this year's awards

Elon James White takes a few prizes in this year’s awards

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Gabrielle Union Reveals Her Number One Beauty Secret

Her secret may surprise you.

Actress Gabrielle Union just celebrated her 40th birthday and continues to look strikingly young.

By Demetria Irwin

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Web Series ‘Lenox Ave’ Debuts, Explores The ‘New Harlem’

The "new Harlem" looks good online.

The “new Harlem” looks good online.

By Demetria Irwin

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Chris Brown, Rihanna Possibly Recording New Music Together?

Are fans ready for these two as a couple again?

Are fans ready for these two as a couple again?

By Demetria Irwin

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Halle Berry’s ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a Bust at the Box Office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

Tyler Perry bested Halle Berry at the box office

By Demetria Irwin

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Life is Good: Amanda Seales, Renaissance Woman and Free Spirit

What does Amanda Diva do? She creates and she lives

What does Amanda Diva do? She creates and she lives

By Demetria Irwin

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Samuel L. Jackson to Design New Line of Golf Hats

Another celebrity diversifying his income streams

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is rarely seen on a red carpet without a Kangol hat.

By Demetria Irwin

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The Style Evolution of Beyonce’s House of Dereon

Have you ever rocked clothes from Beyonce's line?

Have you ever rocked clothes from Beyonce’s line?

By Demetria Irwin

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Rocsi Diaz Joins Entertainment Tonight

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

Both former 106 & Park hosts have landed new gigs

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Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Zahara to Act Alongside Mom

The Jolie-Pitt brood has the acting bug

The Jolie-Pitt brood has the acting bug

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Movie Round Up: Alex Cross Flunks Horribly at Box Office

Tyler may not "cross" this road again

Tyler may not “cross” this road again

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David Banner Joins Cast of Lee Daniels’ New Movie

The star-studded cast just got bigger

The star-studded cast just got bigger

By Demetria Irwin

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Where Are Black Families on Primetime Network Television?

Will "The Cosby Show" be the last great show about black families?

Will “The Cosby Show” be the last great show about black families?

By Demetria Irwin

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Lose Trademark Case to the Other ‘Blue Ivy’

The other Blue Ivy is in Boston

The other Blue Ivy is in Boston

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Malcolm Jamal Warner on Being a Single Dad (on TV)

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

The Cosby Show comparisons can stop now

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Shaunie O’Neal Hints at Cast Changes for Basketball Wives LA

Which ladies might get the boot?

Which ladies might get the boot?

By Demetria Irwin

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Big Sean Showcases His Style in GQ

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

By Demetria Irwin

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In-House Stylist for P.Diddy, Alicia Keys and Others Discusses Career

Inspired by the streets, dressed for the red carpet

Inspired by the streets, dressed for the red carpet

By Demetria Irwin

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John Legend to Produce Comedy About His Life

The crooner has a funny side, who knew?

The crooner has a funny side, who knew?

By Demetria Irwin

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Are You Bored with Celebrity Fragrances?

Jim Jones' mom and Snooki have something in common

Jim Jones’ mom and Snooki have something in common

By Demetria Irwin

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‘Steel Magnolias’ and 15 Other All-Black Remakes

Which films would you like to see done with an all black cast?

Which films would you like to see done with an all black cast?

By Demetria Irwin

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Lark Voorhies’ Mom Says the Actress has Bipolar Disorder

The actress and musician denies being bipolar

The actress and musician denies being bipolar

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Black Bond Girl Naomie Harris Covers InStyle UK

The British beauty is no ordinary Bond Girl

The British beauty is no ordinary Bond Girl

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Cool Jobs: Mark Walker Brings Star (Marketing) Power to Hollywood

In order to get blockbuster results, this exec infuses hard work, passion

With more than two-decades in Hollywood, this executive brings his commitment to accepting nothing but…

By Gil Robertson

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Lenny Kravitz Wants to Have a Spot in Your Home

The rock star designs too

The rock star designs too

By Demetria Irwin

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Online Petition Opposes Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone

Is it too much to start a petition over a movie role?

Is it too much to start a petition over a movie role?

By Demetria Irwin

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"Middle of Nowhere" Portraits - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Urban World Film Festival Must-See Guide

The ladies represent on this list

The ladies represent on this list

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Michael Ealy Talks New Movie, Ideal Dates

The blue-eyed thespian has a few ways to charm the ladies

The blue-eyed thespian has a few ways to charm the ladies

By Demetria Irwin

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Happy Birthday to Actress, Mom and Fashionista Taraji P Henson

Taraji P Henson always has something interesting for the red carpet

 

Taraji P. Henson, the Oscar-nominated actress best known for those expressive eyes (think Diana Ross,…

By Demetria Irwin

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Tasha Smith: Tyler Perry’s Muse Puts Work Into Her Marriage (Literally)

The actress teams up with her husband for her latest business ventures

 
Actress Tasha Smith is best known for her breakthrough role as the vivacious Angela Williams…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Andra Fuller on Playing a Gay Black Man on Network Television

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

Breakout star Andra Fuller ignites summer television with his bold work on ‘The L.A. Complex’

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Dwyane Wade Details Custody Battle in New Book

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

Dwyane Wade offers brutal honesty in his new memoir

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‘Waiting to Exhale’ Sequel Screenwriter Michael Elliot Shares His Homeless to Hollywood Story

Michael Elliot, screenwriter for the highly anticipated 'Waiting to Exhale' sequel, 'Brown Sugar' and 'Just Wright' talks Hollywood, homelessness and Tyler Perry

By Lathleen Ade-Brown
We’ve all seen the films Brown Sugar, Like Mike and Just Wright, but little…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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‘Sparkle’ Actress Tika Sumpter Talks Hidden Talents, Hollywood Boss Moves

TV star expands repertoire to singing and performing

Actress Tika Sumpter talks ‘Sparkle’ role, working with Whitney Houston, showcasing hidden talents and Hollywood…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Reel Talk with Charles Dutton about ‘The Obama Effect’

Find out why Hollywood veteran Charles Dutton decided to go indie with his new project 'The Obama Effect'

Charles Dutton in character on the set of 'The Obama Effect.'
It could be the title…

By Shydel James

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‘The Jeffersons’ Star Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

Legendary comedian had more than 20-year acting career

Sherman Hemsley, legendary comedian and actor famously known for playing George Jeffersons of “The Jeffersons,”…

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Cool Jobs: Paul Martin Holds Key to Acquiring New Talent in Hollywood

'Get things done' personality drives career advancement for top stars

Key Sony Pictures Entertainment executive Paul Martin talks his recruitment philosophy and pushing for diversity…

By Gil Robertson

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WATCH: ‘Streetcar’ Star Nicole Ari Parker Talks Broadway, Family Life, and Black Hollywood

Mother, wife and entrepreneur takes theater and Tinseltown by storm

On the heels of her sizzling Broadway debut, actress Nicole Ari Parker took a break…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Cultivates Diversity for the Screen

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, a CBS diversity executive, enjoys ensuring inclusion and fairness in entertainment.

By Gil Robertson

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Tichina Arnold Explains the Joys of Being ‘Happily Divorced’

The veteran actress continues her hit streak with new TV Land series and speaks on the status of her singing career

Actress Tichina Arnold breaks color barriers playing a rile intended for a White woman on…

By Starrene Rhett

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What ‘Think Like a Man’ Success Means for Black Hollywood

Film producer, Datari Turner reflects on the lasting impact of the surprise blockbuster on the state of Black films and televison

Independent film producer Datari Turner believes there’s room for more than one Black experience in…

By Souleo

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Mad Men’s Token Black Character?: Teyonah Parris Becomes First African American in Ad Office

Parris talks how she got the role and why it's an important step in show's success

Actress talks how she got the role, what it means and why she’s not just…

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A packed house of A-list celebrities, studio executives and industry tastemakers came out to celebrate the AAFCA Awards. Produced by the African American Film Critics Association, the invitation only, red carpet took place at PIPS Restaurant (renamed the AAFCA Playhouse) in Los Angeles. Hosted by noted entertainment journalist Kevin Frazier, (of CBS's The Insider) the event featured awards handed out in categories that included: Best Actor, Actress, Director and Best Film, among others. AAFCA Special Achievement Awards were also presented to iconic actors Richard Roundtree, Hattie Winston, legendary producer George Lucas and entertainment giant Sony Pictures Entertainment.---Gil Robertson 

Pictured here: Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis and the legendary Richard Roundtree

Black Hollywood Comes Out to Support the African American Critics Awards

Black Hollywood comes out to support African-American leaders in the entertainment and film industry

Black Hollywood comes out to support and honor African-American leaders in the entertainment and film…

By Gil Robertson

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The Oscars have been the source of lauding and loathing for many in the African American community, from those in the field to those in the audience. This year was an unforgettable one, as actresses Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis received nominations (with Spencer going home with a win as Best Supporting Actress), some criticism, and many well-wishes from peers and fans alike. 


As the Oscars buzz continues, BlackEnterprise.com caught up with five top black talents in front of and behind the cameras to talk their career triumphs and challenges, why they continue to pursue their dreams and the Hollywood politics they navigate daily. ---Christian Law

Black Hollywood Talent Talk Careers and the Politics of the Hollywood

Five professionals to watch in 2012 dish on Tinseltown triumphs and challenges

These top black actors and Hollywood professionals to watch discuss career triumphs and how politics…

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Actor De’aundre Bonds, on the long road to redemption

Actor De’aundre Bonds Gets Career on Track After 10 Years in Prison

'The Wood' star details what role God played in his road to redemption

De’aundre Bonds’ Hollywood dreams were deferred by a 10-year prison sentence but The Wood star…

By Starrene Rhett

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David Banner’s Critical Review of ‘Red Tails’

The opinionated entertainer shares his thoughts on the film and it’s lasting impact on Black filmmaking

Rapper David Banner shares his official take on George Lucas’ Red Tails, analyzing the film’s…

By David Banner

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Actor Michael Ealy is More than Just Eye Candy

The 'Think Like a Man' star talks diversity of roles—from 'Underworld' to 'Unconditional'

Diversifying his roles with Underworld Awakening & Think Like a Man, actor Michael Ealy moves…

By Tomika Anderson

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There have been many black films that inspire, enrage, encourage and invigorate. And several of those have reflected real-life scenarios that we all have seen in our own lives --- especially when it comes to the workplace.


Here are six films with black actors that feature career issues and have taught all of us lessons about art reflecting life. ---Janell Hazelwood

6 Best Black Career Films of All Time

These movies taught lessons on workplace and career issues

These are six of the best films with black actors that incorporated everyday workplace issues.

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Actress Tamala Jones Recounts Her Aneurysm Scare

A near-death experience inspired the skilled performer to be an advocate for healthy living

At the age of 23, actress Tamala Jones suffered a near-fatal incident that changed her…

By Amber McKynzie

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At just 17 years old, LL became Def Jam Record’s flagship artist. His debut album, Radio, went on to go platinum and his 13-album catalog features many more million-plus sellers, including 1992’s Mama Said Knock You Out and 1997’s Mr. Smith, which both sold over two million copies and earned LL a pair of Grammies. To date, the Queens rapper’s catalog includes a dozen proper albums chockfull of classic records, and all that songwriter publishing means plenty of guaranteed money in the bank.

LL Cool J Decoded: The Greatest Brand of All Time

Taking home I Am Hip-Hop honors at the BET Hip-Hop Awards the entertainment veteran gets Decoded

From artist to actor to author to businessman, LL Cool J is a brand that…

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Robert Townsend Steers Black Hollywood in New Direction

The Hollywood veteran discusses the future of African Americans in entertainment

With his new film, In the Hive, and web series, Diary of a Single Mom,…

By Malecia S. Walker

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WATCH: John Singleton Discusses State of Black Hollywood

The celebrated director explains what it takes to get more African American stories on screen

With his latest him Abduction, starring Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, in theaters, John Singleton speaks on…

By Anslem Samuel

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Get the Look: Idris Elba at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Awards

Celebrity style at the everyday professional's price

Ladies love the always dapper Idris Elba. Here’s how the average consumer can mimic his…

By Janell Hazelwood

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2011 Fall TV Preview: 13 Shows Worth Watching this Season

With a batch of new and returning programs here's a guide of what needs your support

Every fall the networks release their fall TV lineups, which include a slew of new…

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Enough Already with Trashing ‘The Help!’

This is a film worthy of our praise. So why are black folks hating, as usual?

The Help is getting mixed reviews. Some praise the film and its cast—including Viola Davis,…

By Caroline Clarke

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WATCH: John Singleton on Boyz N the Hood’s 20th Anniversary

The celebrated director reflects on the impact of his seminal debut film

Director John Singleton made history as the youngest person to ever be nominated for an…

By Anslem Samuel

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Bishop T.D. Jakes ‘Jumping the Broom’ Into Film & TV

The Dallas Bishop has faith that his new film, "Jumping the Broom," will earn box office praise and usher in a wave of faith-based projects

Bishop T.D. Jakes speaks on the inspiration for Jumping the Broom and the push for…

By LaToya M. Smith

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Backtalk with Antoine Fuqua

Director shares his motivation for launching his film program for Brooklyn youth

Film director Antoine Fuqua is one of a handful of black directors who makes action/suspense…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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