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Toronto sets lineup, Regina King to debut Muhammad Ali film
August 4, 2020
Toronto, which is set to run Sept. 10-19, has plotted a largely virtual 45th edition due to the pandemic. In normal years, TIFF is the largest film festival in North America. This year, it has drastically scaled down its plans and scrapped together 50 films or TV series from around the world, leaning on projects set to debut on streaming services or television this fall. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: May 14, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
May 14, 2020
"BlacKkKlansman," biographical crime film directed by Spike Lee was released at Cannes, 2018. ... read more »
LOVE & BASKETBALL: 20TH ANNIVERSARY VIRTUAL REUNION AND PANEL DISCUSSION — MAY 14 5:00 PM PT
May 12, 2020
It’s hard to adequately convey the impact and the enduring legacy that writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film “Love & Basketball” has achieved. ... read more »
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Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 24, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 24, 2020
Blackkklansman was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won Spike Lee his first Oscar, 2019. ... read more »
GALLERY: 92nd Annual Academy Awards
February 13, 2020
Red Carpet arrivals! ... read more / view gallery »
Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead
January 17, 2020
Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s appointment wakes up the French cultural world to persistent discrimination and the damaging stereotypes it perpetuates. ... read more »
Top National Stories of 2019
December 26, 2019
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Rep. Waters Applauds Tyler Perry for Historic Grand Opening of Tyler Perry Studios
October 10, 2019
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) wrote a letter of commendation to Tyler Perry – the first African American to own a major movie studio – following the grand opening of the Tyler Perry Studios, which Congresswoman Waters attended in Atlanta. The 330-acre major motion picture studio is “one of the largest production facilities in the country” and includes “40 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 12 sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace, and a diverse backlot.” Her letter follows: ... read more »
Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement Announces its 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair: A Tribute to Black Influence in Popular Culture
September 12, 2019
The 2nd Annual CEEM Weekend at the LA County Fair will feature a “Tribute to Black Influence in Pop Culture!” Come celebrate the incredible impact of African-American contributions to this year's fair theme: Pop Culture! The CEEM Weekend is sponsored by McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Campaign. McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden campaign celebrates a new movement to uplift communities and empower excellence through education, empowerment and entrepreneurship. ... read more »
HBCU in LA Advocates for Diversity in Film Industry, Reminding Young Black Filmmakers of Those Who Came Before
July 18, 2019
For many years, Stacy Milner, former executive assistant to the chairman of NBC and then to the chairman of Paramount Pictures, has devoted herself to increasing ethnic and cultural diversity in the entertainment industry. In 2010, she founded the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP), a recruitment initiative designed to channel students of color – primarily HBCU and Hispanic-serving institution graduates – into careers in this predominantly White field. ... read more »
Renowned Art Curator Naima J. Keith Brings Her Magic Touch to LACMA
July 12, 2019
Big, big things are happening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and one of the biggest is the recent addition of Naima J. Keith as its Vice President of Education and Public Programs. ... read more »
Public Relations Guru Edna Sims of ESP PR Joins Panelists at the 20th annual ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference
July 11, 2019
Celebrating 20 years, the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday November 9, 2019. Public Relations guru Edna Sims of ESP Public Relations joins the “ULMII” entertainment conference panel of professionals offering advice and over $15,000 in gifts and services for some of the talent (singers, songwriters, dancers and actors) to be showcased. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Sex Strike!? What!!?
May 23, 2019
A sex strike[sex boycott], =non-violent resistance and not a new concept, dates back to at least Aristophanes’ 411 BC comedy “Lysistrata,” the title character attempts to end the Peloponnesian War by calling on women from the warring city states to withhold sex until peace is negotiated. Spike Lee’s film “Chi-Raq” brought the concept to present-day Chicago as a means of drawing attention to the city’s gang violence…Women's March and other women's rights organizations suggests women withhold sex from men, because clearly only men desire sex(??) and women acquiesce to their needs out of pity or sense of responsibility. ... read more »
Ruth Carter Celebrates Historic Win for ‘Black Panther’ Costumes
March 1, 2019
Speaking to reporters backstage at the Dolby Theatre, she said she started her career working with director Spike Lee and has since had a part in designing costumes for 40-50 films. She was nominated twice before, more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
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 »
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