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Grisham Sequel to ‘A Time to Kill’ Has a Release Date

The next book, 'Sycamore Row', will be published in October

Defense attorney, Jake Brigance, is back!

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The Caveman's Valentine (2001) 

Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson), suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and lives in a cave in Inwood Park, New York. He discovers the body of a young man and is determined to find out who killed him.

The Many Looks of Samuel L. Jackson

If he isn't one of the most versatile actors, who is?

Samuel L. Jackson may just hold the record for the most different looks in all…

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Samuel L. Jackson In Legal Fight Over ‘Uncle Tom’ Ad

The prolific actor has become a target of a staunch pro-life political candidate

The prolific actor has become a target of a staunch pro-life political candidate

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All-Star Lineup Announced for Eddie Murphy Special

Many celebrities scheduled to appear on Spike TV's Eddie Murphy roast

Many celebrities scheduled to appear on Spike TV’s Eddie Murphy roast

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Samuel L. Jackson featured in Unorthodox Pro-Obama Ad

Actor tells America to wake the f up!

Actor tells America to wake the f up!

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Liquid Soul Media Brings Mainstream & Black Hollywood Together

Mastering integrated multicultural marketing campaigns, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson help introduce niche films to wider audiences

With Liquid Soul Media, Tirrell Whittley and Nick Nelson have found a way to market…

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Last year, The Guinness Book of World Records named Samuel L. Jackson the highest-grossing actor of all time. The 63-year-old Washington, D.C. native has starred in over 100 films that have a combined box office gross of almost $8 billion. That’s quite a feat for a man who nearly squandered his talent and life away due to a serious drug and alcohol addiction.

Since starting out in the theater in the ’70s as a student at Morehouse College, Jackson has managed to build an estimated net worth of $150 million by appearing in some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, like Captain America and Star Wars and low budget critical hits like Eve’s Bayou. The always earnest, off-the-cuff actor has made a fortune playing stern, authoritative characters. His latest role and box office score was as Nick Fury in The Avengers, which broke domestic box office records, pulling in $200.3 million opening weekend. With the May 18th release of his new neo-noir thriller The Samaritan sure to add more zeros to Jackson’s bank account, BlackEnterprise.com decodes the hardest working actor in Hollywood. —Shydel James

Samuel L. Jackson Decoded: Hollywood’s Hardest Working Man

Examining the luminous career of the highest grossing actor of all time

The Guinness Book of World Records cemented Samuel L. Jackson as the highest-grossing actor of…

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For 2nd Week in a Row, ‘Think Like A Man’ Takes Top Spot

The film is reaching new heights, coming in at No. 1 domestically for the second-straight weekend

The Sony Screen Gems ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man” was No. 1 domestically for…

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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…

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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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Playwright Katori Hall Celebrates MLK’s Legacy with ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop playwright explains the real story behind why she re-imagined MLK's last day

The Mountaintop’s Katori Hall opens up about the true story behind her fictional account of…

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In the News: ‘Guinness’ Names Samuel L. Jackson Highest-Grossing Film Actor; Black Farmers Settlement Approved and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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22 Movies You Didn’t Know Had Black Directors

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a few who prove them wrong

Hollywood tends to pigeonhole our filmmakers into only making urban projects, but here are a…

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What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was announced last month, there was one glaring difference. Compared to last year’s contenders, which included Morgan Freeman for Invictus, Gabourey Sidibe for Precious and Mo’Nique who brought home the gold man for her portrayal in Precious, there was an obvious lack of people of color. Truth be told, the 2011 awards show represents the Whitest group of nominees in the major acting categories since the 73rd Oscars, 10 years ago.

10 Movies That Weren’t Supposed to Star Black Actors

The Oscars may not be celebrating the work of Black thespians this year but don't worry we got you covered

What a difference a year makes. When the list of 2011 Academy Award nominees was…

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