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Outing to take students to ‘Black Panther’ screening

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Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender Excitement for the superhero film “Black Panther” is riding a high nationally and now Shelby County Schools students are hoping to join in the fun. John Best, broadcast operations advisor for the school district, is leading a...

If ‘Time’s Up,’ Black actresses in Hollywood deserve more pay now

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)By now, most of us are hip to the fact that Black people are on-trend in Hollywood now more than ever. More specifically, Black women. But while the industry seemingly adores the nuance of our stories and...

Sony accused of sabotage after Taraji’s ‘Proud Mary’ stumbles at Box Office

Taraji P. Henson‘s new film, Proud Mary, isn’t doing too well at the box office. The film, directed by Babak Najafi, follows the story of an assassin who ends up looking after a teenage boy. Mary, a hitwoman for an organized crime family, finds herself...

Blacktrospective 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Big Budget Black Films 1. Mudbound 2. Everything, Everything 3. The Fate of the Furious 4. Get Out 5. Girls Trip 6. Hitman’s Bodyguard 7. Roman J. Israel, Esq. 8. xXx: Return of Xander Cage 9. Detroit 10. Marshall Best Independent Black Films 1. A Question of Faith 2. Crown Heights 3. A United Kingdom 4. Sleight 5. N.O.L.A....

The 10 Best, No, the 100 Best Films of 2017

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10 Best Big Budget Films Baby Driver Lady Bird The Disaster Artist The Florida Project Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Mudbound Dunkirk Wonder Woman Get Out Rough Night Big Budgets Honorable Mention Everything, Everything Going in Style Fate of the Furious Darkest Hour LEGO Batman ...

Check out Rihanna in the first official ‘Ocean’s 8’ trailer

The first official trailer for Ocean’s 8 has arrived and it looks like the future is female.The highly-anticipated fourth film from the Ocean’s 11 franchise features tons of cameos from familiar faces as well as a brand new crew looking to pull off one...

They ‘Wouldn’t Even Watch the Movie’: Jada Pinkett Smith Goes in About Girls Trip Golden Globes Snub

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Tiffany Haddish was far and away 2017’s breakout comedy star, drawing tears of laughter from moviegoers across the country as part of the outstanding ensemble of Girls Trip. Yet as presenters read out the names of Golden Globes nominees Monday, Haddish’s name...

Superhero Cyborg: Body by Fisher!

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Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore (September 8, 1987) and raised in Lawnside, N.J., where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career. In 2016, Fisher made his screen debut...

A tour in the footsteps of famous African-Americans in Paris

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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright's novel "Native Son," at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling...

Film Review: Another stellar performance by Denzel elevates ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ above source material

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By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Denzel Washington may be the most accomplished actor of our generation. Like a chameleon, he’s morphed from the stern father in “Fences” to a dorky, introverted attorney in this meandering crime-drama/thriller. His talent is more than enough reason...
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