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Jamie Foxx: Singer, Actor, Comedian, Hero

Entertainer pulls man from burning vehicle

Late Monday night, Foxx heard a crash outside the gates of his home in Hidden…

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The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee plan to boycott in protest

However, the complete absence of black thespians and creators among the nominations for the 2016…

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[WATCH] John Legend’s New TV Series ‘Underground’

Plantation slaves plan the 600-mile escape from Georgia to their freedom

On January 16, 2016, WGN America released two new trailers on Twitter for John Legend’s…

By Cristie Leondis

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Open Letter to Hollywood: Because Hollywoodn’t

We must demand recognition and greater access to opportunities in all aspects of the film industry

Bottom line: these nomination processes—and the entire industry, for that matter—are out of focus. African…

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Black Filmmakers Need Blockbuster Opportunities

Not a single 2015 film release from a black filmmaker had a budget that exceeded $35 million

Despite proven track records for producing quality films and commercial success, African American filmmakers—a list…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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[WATCH] Possible ‘Creed’ Sequel Planned for November 2017 Release

Sylvester Stallone recently took home a Golden Globe for "Best Supporting Actor," in the reprisal of his role as Rocky Balboa

Fans of the “Rocky” franchise might be in for a treat in the form of…

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Jamie Foxx Lands Role in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Academy Award–winning actor set to play Little John in 'gritty' film

Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film…

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[WATCH] USA Today Names Taraji P. Henson ‘Entertainer of the Year’

How this 'Empire' star has built an exemplary career in Hollywood

Taraji P. Hensen has made a major for herself in Hollywood and taken her modest…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Cicely Tyson Among Kennedy Center Honorees

Aretha Franklin and CeCe Winans' stirring performances still viral on the Web

The Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes achievements by Americans in the arts, recently honored leaders…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Moët & Chandon Launches Moët Moment Film Festival Competition

Champagne maker supports the next generation of filmmakers

“For the past twenty-five years, Moët & Chandon has celebrated Hollywood’s leading filmmakers and brightest…

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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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‘The Passion’: Tyler Perry Hosting TV Musical About Jesus

Fox greenlights deal for two-hour event set to coincide with Palm Sunday 2016

Fox has ordered a two-hour live musical event hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry called…

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Golden Globes 2016: Complete List of Nominees

Empire gets nominated for top television drama series

Early Thursday morning, the nominees for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards were revealed. This…

By Cristie Leondis

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Nas Executive Producing Erykah Badu Film

Movie will premier at Sundance in January

Super soul icon Erykah Badu is releasing an indie drama called “The Land” and has…

By Janell Hazelwood

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‘Creed’ Opens Dialogue on Diversity in Boxing Films; Becomes Holiday Weekend Hit

Film starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone rakes in more than $42 million

Creed,” which cost $35 million to make, earned $42.6 million over five days. It’s the…

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Cool Jobs: The Harlem Globetrotter

MTV director Ezinne Kwubiri talks traveling and handling business around the world

The Harlem Globetrotter, Ezinne Kwubiri, has been working with MTV over the last eight years…

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[WATCH] Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma Rock The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The dynamic duo caused waves on social media

On Monday Oct. 5, Misty Copeland and Yo-Yo Ma performed on The Late Show with…

By Cristie Leondis

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Actor and Comedian Mike Epps to Host 2016 ABFF Honors

Annual awards gala salutes excellence in film and television

Actor and comedian Mike Epps will host the 2016 ABFF Honors in February. The annual…

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Academy Awards: Chris Rock and the 4 Before

Of the 75 hosts of the Academy Awards, only five have been black

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards has had a total of 75 entertainers,…

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Twitter User Creates Hashtag Campaign Calling for Boycott of Latest Star Wars Film

Opponents of the casting of actor John Boyega sound off with racist and bigoted insights

Small group of Twitter users calling for a boycott, claiming Star Wars film is “anti-white…

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