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A Billion Reasons to Watch Our World!

Our World with Black Enterprise has a NEW home at Ervin “Magic” Johnson’s television network ASPiRE. Episodes airing every Saturday at 12:00 p.m. EST

Our World with Black Enterprise has a NEW home at Ervin “Magic” Johnson’s television network…

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Steve Harvey is Bringing Home the Bacon and Cooking it With Ease

Our World with Black Enterprise has a NEW home at Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s television network ASPiRE. Episodes airing every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET

This weekend catch an all new episode of Our World with Black Enterprise featuring entertainment…

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BET Acquires ‘Soul Train’ Franchise With Hopes To Preserve Legacy

Find out why BET Networks recently acquired the 'Soul Train' franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies

Learn how BET Networks recently acquired the ‘Soul Train’ franchise from InterMedia Partners and Ron…

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Bank of America Partners with Ken Burns to Present PBS Documentary ‘Jackie Robinson’

New PBS documentary details the baseball player’s courage and determination as a champion for African American athletes and a pioneer for civil rights

Tonight, “Jackie Robinson,” the two-part documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, in…

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‘O.J. Is Innocent’ Controversial Docuseries Set To Be Produced by Martin Sheen

The six-episode series will premiere on Investigation Discovery in early 2017

Martin Sheen is set to produce ‘O.J. Is Innocent’ docuseries on Investigation Discovery. The six-episode…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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Ryan Coogler, film director

‘Creed’ Director Ryan Coogler Named Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in U.K.

Program provides vital opportunity for budding filmmakers to experience European scene

Director and co-writer of “Creed,” Ryan Coogler has been named as the first Warner Bros.…

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F. Gary Gray, film producer

Black History Month: F. Gary Gray, Film Director

29 days of modern black history makers

F. Gary Gray, known for Set It Off, Friday, The Negotiator, and The Italian Job,…

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Don’t Believe Me, Just Watch

These influential creatives and executives are making waves in the entertainment industry

From the big screen to the smallest, the entertainment landscape has been disrupted. A new…

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SAG Awards: Diversity is All the Buzz

During the toast, actor Idris Elba announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV."

While the casts of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ won the top awards, the topic of…

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Actor/producer Nate Parker

The Birth of Nate’s Nation

How actor and activist Nate Parker plans to televise the revolution

With only a few short days left at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, actor and…

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

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Tyler Perry Set to Release Halloween ‘Madea’ Movie

Project in production in Atlanta with mogul to reprise his starring role

Tyler Perry Studios announced they have begun production on a Halloween Madea movie called “Boo!…

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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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