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‘THE UNITED STATES vs BILLIE HOLIDAY’ —UNEVEN BUT WORTH SEEING, THANK YOU LEE DANIELS
March 5, 2021
Director Lee Daniels (“Precious”) has taken the audience into his imagined world of the late, great, and deeply complicated Billie Holiday aka Lady Day, in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” with a screenplay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and novelist Suzan-Lori Parks (“Topdog/Underdog”). ... read more »
Six Feet Over presents ‘Two Distant Strangers’ — a look at one Black man’s worst nightmare
February 25, 2021
What happened to Mr. Floyd, in part, is the inspiration for “Two Distant Strangers” which is essentially an African-American man's worst nightmare. ... read more »
BHERC CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL “SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES” SHORT FILM FEST
February 18, 2021
Popular signature BHERC “Sistas” Film Festival featuring the work of Black women directors reached out to include participants from around the world with the BHERC.TV platform. ... read more »
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Shaka King’s ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ — an opportunity to set the crooked record, straight
February 18, 2021
I can’t stop thinking about what the late, murdered Illinois Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya) said: “Where there are people, there is power.” This is the reason, I think, the United States of America considered him dangerous and their enemy and ordered his killing.  ... read more »
Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking award-winning actor, dead at 96
January 28, 2021
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. ... read more »
“CONSEQUENCES” — deadline Monday, February 8, 2021— Inaugural, commissioned writers’ development and digital programming series to empower BIPOC creatives
January 28, 2021
Harlem9, Harlem Stage, and The Lucille Lortel Theatre (co-producers) have set in motion  “CONSEQUENCES” – an inaugural commissioned writers’ development and digital programming series for BIPOC creatives. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: ‘The White Tiger’
January 28, 2021
Is this just another passive servant movie, like Gone With the Wind, The Help, or Roma? Or does it have a new kick? ... read more »
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BLACK SUNDANCE 2021 —SEMI VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
January 21, 2021
New works by Shaka King, Octavia Butler, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, and more. ... read more »
L.A. Native and Actress GG Townson talks Salt-N-Pepa Biopic and Making Her City Proud
January 21, 2021
The actress and rising star GG Townson is ready to share her story and create an avenue of escape for her beloved city. ... read more »
Film Review: ‘SOUL’
January 14, 2021
It’s a bit jarring. A New York City middle school band is murdering the Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star.” By the time they’re through, you’d wish a dream-fulfilling star had given you earplugs. Still, they continue, inspired by their very patient music teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx). Jazz is the reason their instructor loves music not matter how screechy the band gets. ... read more »
Young Voices Speak Through Film At 11th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival Online on BHERC TV
January 7, 2021
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced the 11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival programming. Traditionally brought to the public annually as a live event, this year the festival will make its online debut on BHERCTV.com. The BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) opens Saturday January 16 and runs thru Thursday, January 31, 2021. ... read more »
Amber Rasberry Secures the Title of Senior Film Executive for Amazon Studios
December 17, 2020
In the season of racial equality and diversity in leadership, former development director Amber Rasberry accepted the position of a senior film executive at Amazon Studios. With a long history in the film production industry, Rasberry has a portfolio supporting the well-deserved position as a senior film executive. ... read more »
Award Winning Producer/Director Debbie Allen and Dr. Guy Fisher ‘The Real Godfather of Harlem’ bring his life story to screen in 2021-2022
December 17, 2020
Miss Allen has long believed that his true story could become a symbol of possibility and change. ... read more »
Iconic Actor and Noted Athlete Tommy ‘Deebo’ Lister, Found Dead in Marina Del Rey Residence
December 17, 2020
Known for his iconic character “Deebo” in the Cube Vision production series “Friday” Tommy Lister died on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Lister lived a colorful life, crossing entertainment lines as a pro-wrestler to a noted actor, the 275-pound performing artist was known as the “Gentle Giant,” to all his fans and loved ones. ... read more »
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