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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 »
Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
November 19, 2018
For movies opening Thanksgiving 2018: ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association Announces its 2019 Special Achievement Awards Honorees
November 15, 2018
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is proud to announce that its 2019 Special Achievement Awards recipients are Netflix executive Tendo Nagenda; New York Times cultural critic Wesley Morris; Outlier Society executive Alana Mayo; HBO executive Kelly Edwards and the hit film "Crazy Rich Asians." Sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the 2019 Special Achievement Awards take place Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. The luncheon precedes its 10th AAFCA Awards Gala on Wednesday, February 6th at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. ... read more »
Tiffany Haddish Tests Her Hot Streak with ‘Nobody’s Fool’
November 2, 2018
A year after her breakout role in "Girl's Trip,'' Haddish is indeed busy. Up next is the Tyler Perry written-and-directed comedy "Nobody's Fool,'' which pairs her with Tika Sumpter. They play sisters, with Whoopi Goldberg as their mom. Once Haddish's character gets out of jail, they discover that Sumpter's boyfriend is catfishing her. ... read more »
Black Panther Los Angeles Press Day
March 2, 2018
A closer look at the cast and crew of the superest of all superhero movies: Black Panther!! ... read more / watch video »
NBA Celebrity Game 2018 Headlined by Quavo and Justin Bieber
February 22, 2018
The 15th annual NBA All-Star Celebrity Game took place Friday night at Verizon Up Arena at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where a packed crowd all came to see a star-studded game between Team Clippers and Team Lakers, as the event kicked off NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. ... read more »
The imagery of Wakanda is everywhere — “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter found —Douriean
February 1, 2018
“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter discovered Los Angeles based fine artist—Douriean.  ... read more »
N.E.R.D. Debuts New Album, Nike Celebrates a Shoeversary and More at ComplexCon 2017
November 9, 2017
Both days wrapped up with night shows in the ComplexCon Arena. ... read more »
Celebrities discuss diversity at 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards
February 10, 2016
The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards was a hit at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. On Friday, February 5 Black Hollywood came out to support one another in spite of the lack of diversity seen in other major award shows like the Academy Awards. ... read more »
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015
January 1, 2016
Kam’s Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema 2015 ... read more »
Coogler’s Creed!
December 23, 2015
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler hails from the East Bay Area of Northern California. In 2011, his student film, “Fig”, which followed a young street prostitute’s fight to keep her daughter safe, won the Director’s Guild of America's Student Filmmaker Award, as well as the HBO Short Filmmaker Award. He earned his MFA in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California in May 2011. ... read more »
African-American Film Critics Association Names ‘Straight Outta Compton’ as Top Film of 2015
December 10, 2015
Movies that reflect the revolutionary undercurrent running through society dominated this year’s voting for the 7th AAFCA Awards. “Straight Outta Compton”, the summer box office hit centered on the ‘90s rap group N.W.A., captured an overwhelming majority of the votes cast by members of the association. The Universal Pictures film earned multiple awards for Best Picture, Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Jason Mitchell, who portrayed the group’s founder, Eazy E. ... read more »
Michael B. Jordan: The Tale of the Tape
December 3, 2015
Michael Bakari Jordan is considered one of Hollywood’s brightest young actors. He garnered critical acclaim for his sterling portrayal of Oscar Grant in Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, a searing account of a slaying by police officers on a San Francisco train platform. ... read more »
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