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 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 »
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 »
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.
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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 »