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[WATCH] Taraji P. Henson Talks Viola Davis’ Emmy Win on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The 'Empire' actress shares, "I think the universe is happy. Viola deserved that award."

On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Taraji P. Henson discusses Viola Davis and her ground-breaking Emmy…

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Kenya Barris to Write Film Adaptation of 1970s Sitcom ‘Good Times’

'Black-ish' series creator says movie adaptation will be a 'dramaedy'

‘Black-ish’ series creator says movie adaptation will be a ‘dramaedy’

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Meet Trey Ellis: ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ Screenwriter and Educator

Award-winning wordsmith talks writing, teaching, and balance

Award-winning writer talks writing, teaching, and balance..

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‘Shaft’ is NOT a Comedy

David Walker takes issue with creative team of movie remake

In his open letter, writer David Walker compared the proposed comedic remake of ‘Shaft’ to…

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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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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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Celebrate International Dance Day: Top 4 Dance Scenes in Movies

A look back at some of the best dance scenes in film and video

Each year on April 29, millions of people celebrate dancers around the world for International…

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Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films Creates New USC Scholarship Program

Scholarship will provide greater opportunities to black film students

Codeblack Films partners with the University of Southern California to create a scholarship and screenwriting…

By Courtney Connley

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Working on BlackLives Matter Pilot for Fox and Imagine

Oscar nominated writer/director and American Black Film Festival alum does work that matters

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Appearing at last year’s Plunge Culture and Creativity Conference, produced by Black Enterprise and…

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Tupac Biopic to Begin Production this Summer

The rapper's much anticipated film finally gets a production date

After much delay, the Tupac Shakur biopic will begin filming this June

By Courtney Connley

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Halle Berry Will Pay $16,000 Child Support

Decoded: Multifaceted Power Moves of Halle Berry

The actress earns as much as $14 million per film

Halle Berry is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood, earning as much as…

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Award-Winning Matchmaker and Author, Paul C. Brunson, Brings His Life Story to the Big Screen

DeVon Franklin and Columbia Pictures to assist Brunson with life story film

Matchmaker, author and entrepreneur, Paul C. Brunson, to bring his life story to the big…

By Courtney Connley

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Jamaica Sets the Scene for Film ‘The White Witch of Rose Hall’

Depicts story of legendary Annie Palmer, who haunts Montego Bay

As a hardworking entrepreneur in the entertainment industry, I often spend long hours behind a…

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Janet Collins Story: Karyn Parsons Launches Kickstarter for Ballerina’s Biopic

Actress wants to highlight first black prime Metropolitan Ballet dancer

Karyn Parsons launches a Kickstarter campaign to tell the untold story of the first black…

By Courtney Connley

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Ali - 2001


The self-proclaimed G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), Muhammad Ali, the former Cassius Clay, has his life featured in this dramatic film about one of the best heavyweight fighters to box. Hip-Hop's (Well, Hollywood's now) golden boy, Will Smith (The Fresh Prince), portrays the always quotable Ali in this movie that follows the life and times between his most controversial years (1964-1974). The cast included Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele and Joe Morton.

Top 5 Sports Movies of All-Time Featuring Black Film Stars

Here are top 5 of the greatest sports movies of all-time featuring some of your favorite black actors.

Which one of these is your favorite?

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History’s Most Loved TV Shows Turned Into Movies

Which one of these was your favorite TV show turned into a movie?

The Good Times movie is on deck, so here’s other TV shows turned into movies

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Satan Character in Film Bears Striking Resemblance of President Obama

History Channel film series "The Bible" casts controversial satan-Obama look alike.

Film producers have not commented on accusations that the character purposely resembles the president.

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Spike Lee’s Film Accused of Fostering Homophobia

LGBT activist criticizes filmmaker's "School Daze" on Twitter.

Writer says Lee’s film based on Morehouse College did not reflect balanced view on homosexuality…

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Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins: Singer, Director, Survivor and “Champion”

While she looks to revive her entertainment career, T-Boz continues to give back to those with leukemia and sickle cell anemia

Her reality show just ended but Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins has got so much else going…

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