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Original members of NWA and cast of Straight Outta Compton film

Is a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel In the Works?

Hip-hop artist Daz reveals plans for film depicting the rise of Death Row Records

Daz, a member of Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of…

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[WATCH] ‘The Wiz Live!’: Common and Ne-Yo Added to Star-Studded Cast

Entertainers join Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and more for NBC show

Common will play the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City, and Ne-Yo…

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‘War Room’ Producers Opt for Majority-Black Cast in Landmark Gesture to Diversify Christian Films

New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer makes movie debut

“War Room,” new film produced by award-winning Christian moviemakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick seeks to…

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Confirmed: Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Join ‘The Wiz Live!’ Cast

'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Glee' stars added to roster with Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah

Uzo Aduba will play Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, and Amber Riley will…

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Anthony Anderson Says: Don’t Compromise Who You Are In Order To Succeed

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories

The Emmy nominated actor talks black culture, giving back, and telling our own stories.

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Actor Jessie T. Usher Talks Survivor’s Remorse, Independence Day: Resurgence and How He Got His Start in Acting

Young star also spills the tea on finishing his culinary arts degree

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ star Jessie T. Usher opens up about the show’s new season and his…

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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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Celebs React to the Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Daughter of late superstar Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown dies at 22

Celebrities react to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late superstar Whitney…

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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

Actress Tasha Smith brings her acting workshop to the 2015 American Black Film Festival.

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Navigating Hollywood and Being Hesitant About “Empire”

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

ABFF’s 2015 ambassador, Taraji P. Henson, opens up about her rise to success as one…

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[WATCH] The Weekend Update: Memorial Day Edition

President Obama addresses a particularly significant Memorial Day, as the nation remembers those lost in service

Some of the events of the weekend including the President’s national address, the passing of…

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Tika Sumpter Talks Her Role in Biopic ‘Bessie’

Actress reveals experience playing bisexual lover to 'Empress of Blues'

Actress, Tika Sumpters reveals what it was like playing bisexual lover to roaring 20’s Empress…

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Chris Spencer Talks New Film, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ and Advice to Young Comedians

Spencer advises young comedians to not get caught up in today's false sense of funny

Hollywood veteran Chris Spencer talks new film project, the success of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”…

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2015 Shorty Awards to Honor Best of the Best of Social Media

Wyclef Jean among presenters highlighting Web stars in NYC April 20

The 2015 Shorty Awards hit the Times Center in New York City April 20, honoring…

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Darrin Dewitt Henson Talks New Film and Feeling Like a Teenager in Hollywood

Henson proves that he's just getting started in Hollywood

Actor Darrin Dewitt Henson talks working in Hollywood, being a student of the industry and…

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Black, Male and Gay: ‘Blackbird’ Filmmaker Details Journey to Tell the Untold

Patrik Ian-Polk commits to providing venue for vital dialogue with upcoming film

Patrik Ian-Polk’s insights on how Blackbird began, his passion for providing a venue for black…

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TVOne Joins American Black Film Festival to Find Screenplay Writers

Grand prize winner will have their project developed to premiere on TV One

TV One joins forces with this year’s American Black Film Festival to find screenplay writers…

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Cool Jobs: ‘Funny Girls’ Comedian Talks the Power of the Female Funny Bone

Yamaneika Saunders on early pursuit of stand-up success and TV roles for black women

Oxygen’s “Funny Girls,” a series premiering April 7, is providing another platform for women to…

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment to Launch TV Hosting Workshop at ABFF

Course to be led by Hollywood talent manager Marki Costello

The search for the next TV star comes to the American Black Film Festival as…

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Tracy Morgan Crash Settlement: James McNair’s Children Get $10 Million

Family of deceased comedian to get lifetime annuity payments

Reports indicate that Jamel McNair, 26, and Denita McNair, 19, will allocate the funds via…

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