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Beyonce, ‘Black Panther’ win at 50th NAACP Image Awards
April 4, 2019
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. ... read more »
2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big 
February 28, 2019
The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb.  ... read more »
Oscar winner Spike Lee urges people to mobilize and vote during the 2020 Presidential Election!
February 28, 2019
In Lee’s emotional and often hilarious acceptance speech on the Oscar stage, he encouraged, and correctly, for people to vote and the mobilize for the 2020 presidential election, urging them to “Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let’s do the right thing!” ... read more »
2019 Oscar Recap
February 25, 2019
Green Book Is the Surprise Best Picture Winner   Olivia Colman Upsets Glenn Close for Best Actress   Green Book upset Roma to take home the Academy Award for Best Picture on an historic night featuring a record number of wins for black-themed films. ... read more »
WATCH: Spike Lee’s Oscar Acceptance Speech, Donald Trump Tweet Attacks Lee for Speech
February 25, 2019
Spike Lee must have struck a nerve with Donald Trump last night. As the current president prepares to meet with the North Korean president he took a little time before his departure to let us know how he felt about Spike Lee’s speech. ... read more / watch video »
Conversation with PAFF Founder, Ayuko Babu: 2019 Pan African Film Festival 
January 31, 2019
It’s one of the most prestigious Black film festivals in America. The annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) highlights the international influence of Black creativity. Since 1992, PAFF’s mission has been to reinforce positive images and help prevent negative stereotypes through the power of film.   ... read more »
Spike Lee on His First Best Director Oscar Nomination for ‘BlacKkKlansman
January 22, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, ... 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 »
Pam Grier—Ambassador for Brown Sugar Network—gave Spike Lee the book BlacKkKlansman—years ago!
January 3, 2019
Grier has been on a publicity tour this month to talk about Brown Sugar’s Holiday special gift subscription rate which is only $42/1-yr ... read more »
BEST FILMS OF 2018
December 27, 2018
In 2018, the stories told, talent-on-view, compelling characters, emotions expressed, and genres stretched were just amazing. It was more than enough to make viewers track films from the theaters to streaming services. Or vice versa. ... read more / view gallery »
Why ‘The Hate U Give’ Is Not a Black Lives Matter Movie
October 18, 2018
Some are touting ‘The Hate U Give,’ as “the first Black Lives Matter movie.” Red flags should have gone up the moment we learned that Fox, recently acquired by Disney, was behind the film with a massive public relations budget, footing the bill for hundreds of advance screenings with celebrity guests, marketing swag, and heavy media saturation – especially in Black markets.  We might also wonder about the choice to have Audrey Wells, a White screenwriter whose credits include "Under the Tuscan Sun"  and "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," adapt an urban Black novel for the screen. ... read more »
BLACKkKLANSMAN Producer Jordan Peele Makes a Special Appearance Alongside Director Spike Lee at the Film’s LA Premiere
August 13, 2018
Blackklansman comes in at a respectable #5 this weekend at the Box Office grossing $10,799,000. The movie cost 15 million to make. ... read more »
Black America Watches with Caution on the Anniversary of Charlottesville
August 10, 2018
This weekend all eyes on Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington DC., as the very vocal US president remains silent while white nationalist, KKK members and bigots prepare to march in Washington DC and commemorate the 1 year anniversary of murder and racism in Charlottesville. ... read more »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
August 7, 2018
For movies opening August 10, 2018. ... read more »
BlacKkKlansman: Black Cop Infiltrates Klan in Fact-Based Dramedy from Spike Lee
August 7, 2018
A sobering Spike Lee Joint suggesting that the Klan might very well rise again, especially given equivocating President Trump's frustrating refusal to take sides. Easily, Spike's best offering in ages!   ... read more »
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