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Review: Michael K. Williams’ Final Film Role in ‘Breaking’
September 8, 2022
“Breaking,” Abi Damaris Corbin’s lean and heartfelt first feature, is a lackluster bank-robbery thriller with noble intentions enlivened by an impassioned performance by John Boyega and an elegiac final appearance by the late Michael K. Williams. ... read more »
BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”
July 6, 2022
BET+ and the Canadian Broadcasting Corportation (CBC) have come together to release a new series, “The Porter,” which highlights the creation of a Black worker’s union in the roaring twenties. Inspired by real life events, The Porter follows a group of about five characters who hustle, move mountains, and stop at nothing to make their dreams come true and fight for the much-deserved liberation of themselves and their people. ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ Screened at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 26, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness, screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19 to May 1. Jennifer had to reschedule her 30th wedding anniversary to Greece in order to be in attendance for her screening at this festival, that's how special this screening was to her. This documentary has been screened at over 30 film festivals across the world but being supported by the black community is always a great feeling she states. ... read more »
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‘Subjects of Desire’ screening at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 16, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness,  screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19- May 1. ... read more »
Ava Walker: From Foster Child to CEO
April 7, 2022
Ava Walker is the founder of “Arts, Film, and Goods' pantry,” a non-profit organization that serves foster youth throughout the Southland, and a former foster youth herself. She sat down with L.A. Sentinel to opine about her journey from foster child to CEO. ... read more »
Inglewood Artist Highlights the Strength of Community in New Revolt TV Series, ‘In a Session’
March 12, 2022
“In a Session,” premieres on Revolt TV March 18. The show is an invitation to join locally sourced artists on their journey to being discovered. ... read more »
BET+ Collabs with CBC to Launch New Series, “The Porter”
February 3, 2022
BET+ and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have come together to release a new series, “The Porter”, which highlights the creation of a Black worker’s union in the roaring twenties. Inspired by real life events, The Porter follows a group of about five characters who hustle, move mountains, and stop at nothing to make their dreams come true and fight for the much-deserved liberation of themselves and their people. ... read more »
Creative Coalition of Color Members Hosts Careers in Entertainment Panel for BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival
January 27, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC), in partnership with the Creative Coalition of Color (CCC), have created an opportunity for entertainment professionals in film, marketing, entertainment advertising, and public relations communities to join a virtual panel to provide inside knowledge about diverse careers in the entertainment industry for youth. ... read more »
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Spike Lee to Receive DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
January 25, 2022
Spike Lee was named today the recipient of the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction. The award is the top honor bestowed by the DGA for film directors. ... read more »
Ian Alexander Jr., Only Child of Regina King, Dies at Age 26
January 23, 2022
Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday. ... read more »
`King Richard’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award
January 14, 2022
``King Richard,'' the Will Smith-starring film about the childhood rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and the father who raised them for greatness, was named today the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's seventh annual Veritas Award.  The award recognizes the ``best film based on or inspired by real events and people.'' Films are judged ``on fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence,'' according to the Press Club. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards carry on, without stars or a telecast
January 13, 2022
That the organization is proceeding with any kind of event came as a surprise to many in Hollywood. The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity _ there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group. ... read more »
Nominations Unveiled for 28th Annual SAG Awards
January 12, 2022
Nominations were unveiled today for the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the casts of ``Belfast,'' ``CODA,'' ``Don't Look Up,'' ``House of Gucci'' and ``King Richard'' named as contenders in the best motion picture category days after a lackluster Golden Globe Awards ceremony that garnered little attention. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards Being Re-scheduled
January 7, 2022
Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live on Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined. ... read more »
Oscar Winner and Groundbreaking Star Sidney Poitier Dies
January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94. ... read more »
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