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‘Harriet’ My Choice for Movie of the Year
December 12, 2019
“Harriet” the movie is a portrayal, based on the life of the legendary African American heroine.  It is not, nor is it intended to be a documentary of her remarkable life.  At times during the movie historical facts are noted on the screen.  Harriet Tubman lived for 91 years, this movie covers about 8 to 10 years of her life.  So we know there is much more to her life that we don’t see in the movie.  I pray the movie raises interest in Harriet Tubman, particularly among young people, many of whom had unfortunately never heard of Harriet Tubman.  ... read more »
Kelly Rowland wants to create her own biopic about disco legend Donna Summer
December 5, 2019
The former Destiny’s Child singer is a huge fan of the late disco legend and has long wanted to portray her on the big screen. ... read more »
Film Review: ‘Queen & Slim’
November 28, 2019
Police aggression in the Black community ignites a journey that’s laced with intrigue, thrills, narrow escapes, family drama and a romance that goes from highly unlikely to sensual bliss. ... read more »
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Shines In Horror Movie ‘In Fabric’
November 28, 2019
The movie takes a dark turn when she buys a dress that curses her life. ... read more »
Apple Cancels Premiere of ‘The Banker’ Over ‘Concerns’
November 22, 2019
Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival. ... read more »
“Motherless Brooklyn” —a disappointing film — financed by African American billionaire Robert F. Smith and directed and written by Edward Norton now playing.
November 21, 2019
What’s happening? We don’t know. It’s a mystery so it’s fair we stay in the dark but in truth, we as an audience deserve better from the mystery. ... read more »
LaKeith Stanfield — currently starring in ‘Knives Out’ — in theaters November 27
November 21, 2019
It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what makes actor, LaKeith Stanfield so alluring. ... read more »
‘Burning Cane’ by Phillip Youmans— One of the Great, New Voices — and He’s Only 19 years-old.
November 14, 2019
The film screened at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, where he won the festival’s Best Narrative Feature Award, marking him as the first African-American director to ever win the prize ... read more »
Watch Cynthia Erivo Perform ‘Stand Up’ in the New Music Video Written for the Film ‘Harriet’
November 8, 2019
“Stand Up,” the original song written by Joshuah Brian Campbell and the film’s lead actress, GRAMMY®, Tony® and Emmy® winner Cynthia Erivo, serves as the film’s anthem to one of America’s greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman. The film is in theaters now and the song “Stand Up” is available both digitally and on CD here. ... read more / watch video »
‘Dolemite Is My Name’- A Hit Now Playing on Netflix—One of the Best Movies Streaming!
November 7, 2019
Now playing on Netflix “Dolemite Is My Name” is an outrageous true story about one of the best “blaxploitation” films made in the 1970s. ... read more »
‘The Irishman’ Brings De Niro, Pacino and Pesci Together for Iconic Mob Film
November 7, 2019
It's a masterpiece, no question, and it's a disturbing vision of the criminal underworld ... read more »
Film Review: “16 Bars”
October 31, 2019
Speech (aka Todd Thomas) from the band Arrested Development is doing spirit work inside a city jail in jail of Richmond, VA. In Theaters November 8 in NYC and on November 15 in L.A. ... read more »
Filmmaker Horace B. Jenkins’ only feature ‘Cane River,’ made in 1982, was nearly lost—but will screen at the Academy, November 1st
October 30, 2019
Filmmaker Horace B. Jenkins’ only feature “Cane River,” made in 1982, was nearly lost. Jenkins died soon after completing it, and his film went undistributed, and no archival print survived. ... read more »
The ALOUD series hosts Coogler and Coates for intimate conversation
October 24, 2019
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates and Director, Ryan Coogler Sat Down for an Intimate Conversation Surrounding the Black Experience and Coates debut novel, “The Water Dancer” ... read more »
Harriet Tubman a true American heroine (FILM REVIEW: ‘HARRIET’)
October 17, 2019
"HARRIET" directed by Kasi Lemmons a “must-see” cinematic experience ... read more »
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