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Black Panther Leads in Box Office Totals for Best Picture Academy Awards Nominees
January 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of the box office totals for the best picture nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal Case Could Return to Spotlight
January 10, 2019
A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents worldwide. ... read more »
25th Anniversary SAG Awards Exhibit Diversity in Nominations
January 3, 2019
The bright Hollywood lights illuminated the stage as “Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina and two-time SAG award winner Laverne Cox announced the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday (Dec. 11). ... read more »
Black Panther Makes Golden Globe History
December 6, 2018
For the first time in history a superhero movie has received a “Best Motion Picture” nomination in the drama category at the Golden Globes, thanks to Black Panther. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan, Now a Hollywood Heavyweight, Punches Up
November 29, 2018
If Michael B. Jordan's path to this moment was condensed and edited, it might look, appropriately, like a training montage. Images of Jordan cutting his teeth on the Baltimore streets of "The Wire'' and the Texas football fields of "Friday Night Lights,'' followed by hints of a soaring talent ("Red Tails,'' "Chronicle''), shattering breakthroughs ("Fruitvale Station'') and setbacks ("Fantastic Four'') before reaching, with a pair of haymakers ("Creed,'' "Black Panther''), heavyweight status. ... read more »
African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on “Who is Black in America?”
November 15, 2018
The popular festival, which showcases black filmmakers, actors, directors and producers all over the world, runs from Friday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 9, at venues that include Teachers College at Columbia University, the Cinema Village, MIST Harlem, the Dwyer Cultural Center, and the Riverside Theater. ... read more »
Black Panther, Incredible Hulk, Spider Man Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95
November 12, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, ... read more »
Actress-Writer Lena Waithe: Films Fall Short of Ethnic Equality
November 2, 2018
Waithe, an actress and Emmy-winning screenwriter with the streaming comedy "Master of None'' who was in the film "Ready Player One,'' joined in conversation with comedian Hannah Gadsby at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences lunch. ... read more »
Award-Winning Actress Angela Bassett Received the “Icon Award” at  Hollywood Confidential
October 15, 2018
Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event series creator, Steve Jones (Producer of OWN’s “Black Love,” “Motherly Love”) moderated a conversation with award-winning actress Angela Bassett (“911,” “Black Panther,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”) who received the “Icon Award” at the 10th installment of Hollywood Confidential on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA in partnership with Essence Magazine. ... read more »
“Nappily Ever After” Producer, Tracey Bing is an African American Woman Who Understands the Politics of Hollywood and Hair!
October 12, 2018
Anyone that’s been working inside Hollywood’s inner circle for the past two decades has either worked with or heard about producer Tracey Bing. Besides praising her solid business acumen —the product of a first-rate education received at Yale University and Harvard Business School—it was her superlative taste level and her ability to maneuver the creative and business side that really made the bees in the beehive buzz. ... read more »
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Appeal Request Continued
September 6, 2018
The district attorney's office turned over a document Monday that the defense says could show State Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille was personally involved in the case. The judge Thursday ordered the parties to continue searching for additional documents before he hears arguments in October. ... read more »
Inglewood’s FREE Movies in the Park Series
August 16, 2018
All movies are FREE and open to the public. ... read more »
Movies in the Park, Health Fun Fest, Power Fest
August 13, 2018
There are three events happening across the Eighth District over the next few weeks. On Friday, I will host the last Movies in the Park for the year at Mt. Carmel Rec Center where we'll be watching Black Panther*, Wakanda Forever! Next week, join me and Empowerment Congress West at the Health and Wellness Fun Fest at Norman O. Houston Park, including a 5k run, yoga, zumba, and a full day worth of health-focused fun. The weekend right after, Power Fest is moving to the People's Lot on Vermont and Manchester with a full musical line up and a ferris wheel. ... read more »
Comic Book Artist Goes from Superheroes to Civil Rights
August 9, 2018
People familiar with the 2013 graphic novel "March'' and its two sequels already know that Lewis' illustrated history of his role in the civil rights movement became a sensation. Despite critics who thought a "comic book'' was too pulpy for an elder statesman's story, it triumphed on the New York Times best-seller list. The third installation went on to win the National Book Award, a first for a graphic novel. ... read more »
Black Brothers Justin and Terry L. Raimey Challenge the Marvel Universe with Black Streak Entertainment
July 26, 2018
Remember when you were growing up and found, and fell in love with your very first comic book?  And upon feeling the rush of discovering the various heroes, heroines, and villains you boldly explored their universe buying up every edition offered.  ... read more »
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