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Jamie Foxx wants to “stop thinking” about the Oscars and “celebrate his own blackness” as he picked up a special award given by the American Black Film Festival. The 52-year-old actor was handed the recognition award for Excellence in the Arts from his friend and co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, at the event on Sunday night, Feb.…

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The American Black Film Festival Honors is an annual awards ceremony saluting excellence in the film and television industry. The show celebrates Black culture by recognizing individuals who have made distinguished contributions to American entertainment through their work, as well as those who champion diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. With the theme of “A Celebration…

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Photo source: Melanie L. Brown Jeff Friday, the creator and founder of the American Black Film Festival, sat down with rolling out to discuss the future of the event and how he intends to raise ABFF’s profile. What ideas, competitions, or events are you considering for ABFF next year? Two ideas. The purpose of every…

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GM Executives, past and present, photographed with the 2019 GMAAN Black History Month honorees. (Photo provided) The General Motors African Ancestry Network held its 13th annual Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott. This year’s program theme was The Power of Reinvention, and was presented by Cadillac, which is…

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MCLEAN, Va. (Feb. 27, 2018) – Hilton and the American Black Film Festival’s 2018 ABFF Honors, announced the selection of Jerrena Taylor of Orlando, Florida, as this year’s winner of the ABFF Honors VIP Fan Experience. For the third consecutive year, Hilton has partnered with ABFF to host the prestigious ABFF Honors. The highly anticipated sweepstakes promotion, the ABFF Honors VIP Fan Experience, which complements the Honors event held each February, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one winner and his or her guest to travel to Beverly Hills to be a part…

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The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event that is dedicated to showcasing film and television content by people of African descent. “It has allowed me to show my love of ‘all things Black,’ by curating experiences that promote our culture and support young creative people who are now changing the world,” says…

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American Black Film Festival (ABFF) celebrates its 22nd year with a return to Miami, June 13-17, 2018. The festival is an annual event dedicated to introducing emerging content creators of African descent. The event will feature an exciting lineup of film screenings, events and innovative programming. This year, actor Jay Ellis will serve as the ABFF…

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ABFF (American Black Film Festival) Ventures, a multifaceted entertainment company specializing in the production of live events, television and digital content targeted to upscale African American audiences, is gearing up for two highly-anticipated events leading up to the summer. The first kicks off this year’s award season. ABFF Honors returns to the Beverly Hilton in…

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Recently, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and McDonald’s joined forces for the “My Community” video competition. The competition provided up and coming filmmakers the opportunity to create a 90-second film showcasing and celebrating the diverse communities they represent.  Three finalists (Tyshun Wardlaw, Travis Dent and Marshelle Montgomery) were chosen to attend the 20th Annual American Black…

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