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Back in the Seventies, Ron Stallworth became the first African-American to join the Colorado Springs Police Department. The ambitious, young, college grad was soon promoted to detective, and his initial undercover case involved covering a Stokely Carmichael (Corey Hawkins) rally when the incendiary Black Power advocate was invited to speak...
iStock The blockbuster success of Black Panther, set in the fictional African country of Wakanda, must have shown Hollywood executives something. For the first time in its history, Disney is letting an African princess take the lead. The studio will be adding another shot of black girl magic to its existing...
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WIDE RELEASES The Darkest Minds (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature themes) Adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's futuristic best seller set in the U.S. in the wake of a pandemic which has killed 98% of children under 20 and where the survivors are being rounded up by the government. Plot...
Billed as the continuation of a commitment to support “black filmmakers, present and future,” the Indie Memphis Film Festival’s Black Creators Forum has been set for the Hattiloo Theatre Nov. 1-2. The Black Creators Forum will run before and parallel with the opening of the Indie Memphis Film Festival (November...
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Although Denzel Washington has made about four dozen movies over the course of his legendary career, he's never reprised a role until now. In The Equalizer 2, the two-time Oscar-winner (for Glory and Training Day) returns to play Robert McCall again, a retired CIA agent who turns vigilante to...
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  Of all the telling moments in the new Whitney Houston documentary Whitney — and there are many — the most revealing may be a small anecdote from Debra Martin Chase, the producer of The Preacher’s Wife and the 2012 remake of Sparkle. Houston, the woman everyone seemed to like and...
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To describe Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) as struggling would be a major understatement. He and his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) are four months behind in their rent on an unfinished garage apartment in inner-city Oakland. The only reason they haven't been evicted is that their landlord is Cash's compassionate Uncle...
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Whitney Houston fans are in for a soberest when the highly-anticipated documentary, Whitney, hits theaters on July 6. The powerful documentary directed by Kevin MacDonald reveals several startling truths about the late superstar. Pat Houston executive produced the film and we sat down with her at the American Black...
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Uncle Drew? It features Kyrie Irving’s dream cast. The Boston Celtics All-Star was thrilled to work alongside, and play with and against, some of his hoops heroes. “Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie, Shaq and C. Webb … those four legends, they embody different historical moments in the league,” Irving told...
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SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Actor Chadwick Boseman (L), winner of the Best Hero award for 'Black Panther,' presents his trophy to James Shaw Jr. onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin...