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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 »
Actor Russell Hornsby Goes One-On-One
February 21, 2019
“It’s colder than a pimp’s heart” — Russell Hornsby “The Hate U Give”— now available on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD  “It’s colder than a pimp’s heart out there,” bellowed actor Russell Hornsby, ... read more »
The 10th Annual AAFCA Awards celebrated music icon Quincy Jones
February 14, 2019
AAFCA celebrated prolific producer Jason Blum and breakthrough filmmaker Aneesh Chaganty while handing out trophies to its AAFCA Award winners ... read more »
“Black Panther” Notches 2019 SAG Awards’ Top Honor
January 31, 2019
“Black Panther” snagged the most prestigious award at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture, on Sunday night inside the Shrine Auditorium. Chadwick Boseman, who played the film’s leading man T’Challa, used Nina Simone’s song “To be Young, Gifted and Black” as a way to describe the groundbreaking win in his acceptance speech. ... read more »
27th Annual Pan-African Film and Arts Festival To Screen Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Concert
January 17, 2019
The Pan African Film & Arts Festival announced that it will celebrate its 27th Annual Opening Night with a screening of Aretha Franklin’s cherished Amazing Grace concert documentary at the Directors Guild of America. The festival, which presents an impressive slate of over 170 new Black films from the US and around the world and exhibits more than 100 fine artists and unique craftspeople, starts on Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 18 at the Cinemark Rave 15 Theatres (3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) and the adjacent Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza    in Los Angeles, California. Aretha Franklin’s spine-tingling and uplifting Amazing Grace, produced by Alan Elliott, was originally directed by Sydney Pollack in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. The film, a rare gem in the crown of the late musical genius, has not been seen before now due to technical and rights issues.  ... read more »
BHERC HOSTS LA YOUTH AND ISSUES A CALL-TO-ACTION IN SUPPORT OF BIG SCREEN RELEASES BLACK PANTHER AND A WRINKLE IN TIME  
March 1, 2018
 The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced its full and continued support of the big screen releases Black Panther (Marvel Studios), that opened February 16, 2018 nationwide and A Wrinkle in Time (Disney), opening March 9, 2018 nationwide. In addition, BHERC declared its full and continuing support and has issued a call-to-action to all—but the African American community in particular—to join them in hosting the youth and underserved in their surrounding community at screenings opening weekend and beyond, making certain that these important films are seen by all. ... read more »
AAFCA’s 9th Annual Awards Celebrates Black Excellence in Cinema, TV & New Media
February 15, 2018
Recently, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held its 9th Annual awards ceremony at the Taglyan Complex Theatre in Hollywood to honor the best in Black cinema, television and new media. ... read more »
Behind “Black Panther”: Director & Screenwriter Ryan Coogler, Rises to Major Success
February 15, 2018
Behind “Black Panther”: Director & Screenwriter Ryan Coogler, 31 Rises to Major Success ... 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 »
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 »
Reel Talk 12.17.15
December 16, 2015
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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 »
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