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Terrence Howard Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 27, 2019
Directors Malcolm D. Lee and Dito Montiel preceded Howard in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Centro Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Lee directed Howard in the 1999 romantic comedy-drama  "The Best Man'' and its 2013 sequel, "The Best Man Holiday.'' Montiel directed Howard in the 2009 sports action drama "Fighting.'' ... read more »
A look into the creative mind of writer-director-producer Dallas Jackson
June 17, 2019
Writer, director and producer Dallas Jackson is methodically building his entertainment empire. This news is a reason to celebrate because Mr. Jackson is unapologetically Black and more to the point, ... read more »
‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire
February 21, 2019
Ruth E. Carter is a black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer in a film industry with not many who look like her. But through her upcoming career achievement award and Oscar nomination for her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in the superhero film “Black Panther,” ... read more »
AAFCA and ABA Film Society present Inaugural Learning Lab “Celebrating Black Excellence in Cinema” with Netflix’s Tendo Nagenda and Outler Society’s Alana Mayo
February 15, 2019
From the global blockbuster Black Panther and the lyrical indie If Beale Street Could Talk to the hilariously poignant comedy sensations Insecure and Atlanta and beyond, #BlackExcellence in Hollywood is on full blast. Rightfully, the movement has put an additional spotlight on Black creative executives, many of whom have long worked in the trenches to create a pipeline of opportunity for traditionally underrepresented groups. In turn, that has ignited the spark that many tag as a “Black Hollywood Renaissance.” ... read more »
‘Empire’ Cast Member Alleges Homophobic Attack in Chicago
February 1, 2019
A cast member on the hit television show "Empire'' alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. ... read more »
WATCH: Monique Defends Roseanne and Rehashes Old Drama
July 30, 2018
Watch Monique defend Roseanne as she faces backlash regarding derogatory remarks against Valarie Jarrett, former president Barack Obamas senior advisor. Monique also rehashes her frustration with Oprah, ... read more »
“Empire” Executive Producer/Director Sanaa Hamri at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 20, 2017
Sanaa Hamri, the director and executive producer of FOX hit "Empire" talks about her journey through the film industry and the importance of diversity. Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION HONORED MOONLIGHT & QUEEN SUGAR
February 16, 2017
Denzel Washington, Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis Received Acting Wins. Ava DuVarney's 13th and Beyonce's Lemonade also take key honors. Sidney Poitier Received Lifetime Achievement Award ... read more »
Director-Producer Lee Daniels Receives Walk of Fame Star
December 7, 2016
Daniels dedicated the honor to his mother, who was also on hand for the event ... read more »
Heroes In The Struggle Gala
November 23, 2016
Lee Daniels to Be Honored and Jussie Smollett to Host Heroes In The Struggle Gala Reception and Award Presentation to benefit the Black AIDS Institute ... read more »
Fox sets eyes on TV diversity during summer TCA
August 14, 2015
Diversity was at the forefront last Thursday as Fox hosted its annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour. Perhaps due in part to the success of last year’s breakthrough hit Empire, the network’s Fall lineup features at least four shows with Black cast members in leading and supporting roles. ... read more »
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