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Michael B. Jordan has spoken out for the first time following the shocking news of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s death on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. While many of Boseman’s co-stars from the Marvel Universe offered their remembrances of the beloved and respected actor over the weekend, Jordan, who thought of Boseman like a brother,…

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Sterling K. Brown doesn’t want to be seen as a sex symbol. The 43-year-old “This Is Us” actor doesn’t mind people admiring his looks but he doesn’t want his appearance to be the only thing he is admired for. Brown told Playboy: “It’s a slippery slope, and it’s one that is dangerous. It’s nice to…

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Award-winning filmmaker and veteran producer and director Roger Bobb is preparing for the 10th anniversary of BronzeLens Film Festival with excitement. This year’s event kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 21, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 23, in Atlanta. The festival, which Bobb helped create with producer and award-winning recording artist Kathleen Bertrand, has grown exponentially since it began a decade…

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Mahershala Ali says it’s “frustrating” that Black actors have to fight to get leading roles. The Oscar-winning actor’s major career breakthrough came playing fixer Remy Danton in “House of Cards,” and he thinks the role gave other casting directors “permission” to put him in their projects. He said: “I had many years of auditioning, booking…

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Recently, rolling out had a conversation with actor, family man, fitness enthusiast and actor Michael Beach. He spoke about his new leading role, opposite Octavia Spencer, in Apple’s highly anticipated upcoming series, “Are You Sleeping?” and more. Your colleague, Regina King, just walked away with the Best Supporting Actress award. How did it feel to gain recognition for…

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Bad Boys For Life is reportedly on the cusp of being given the green light by Sony Pictures. The long-awaited third installment of the money-spinning film franchise, which stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as detectives, has been talked about for years and has already seen several false dawns. But according to Variety, production on…

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The “Men of Power and Influence” series spotlights amazing Black men and their accomplishments on their journey to success. These men represent brilliance, excellence, prestige and influence, and are leading the charge for the next generation of young men to become successful influencers in their own right. Today we spotlight actor Richard Gallion, a writer, director…

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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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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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Tell me about your education and training. I did my basic training in the Great Lakes of Chicago after high school and studied Aviation Administration in Mississippi with the Marines; I was a Staff and Gunnery sergeant. It was challenging and we did all of our physical training with Marines. We would run until our legs…

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LaRoyce Hawkins is humble. The 28-year-old actor is firm in describing himself as “just a kid from Harvey”; however, the millions of viewers who tune in to see him play a cop on “Chicago P.D.” see him a bit differently. Growing up in Harvey, a suburb south of Chicago, wasn’t easy for Hawkins. Like similar…

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This past winter, Black actors dominated prime-time television from Wednesday to Thursday nights with “Empire” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” and Hollywood took notice. From Taraji P. Henson to Cicely Tyson and even David Oyelowo (HBO’s “Nightingale”) and Don Cheadle (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), more than a dozen actors of color were nominated for…

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With shows like ABC’s “Scandal” ruling prime time and stars like Kerry Washington becoming an awards-season fixture, big networks like FOX and NBC are planning more shows featuring black actors. Hit the flip for seven black TV actors you should know and the small screen role that put them on the map. –ruu hawkins/@ruubabie

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When it comes to acting, we very seldom witness the transition of a true star from one craft to the next. One star who made it his mission to challenge the many presumptions we have about crossover stars, is Decatur, Georgia, native Tone Bell. Since winning NBC’s coveted Stand Up for Diversity Program, Bell has…

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With films like Fruitvale Station, The Butler and 12 Years a Slave, the past few years have been a turning point for black films and black filmmakers alike. Despite roles such as Chiwetel Ejiofor’s portrayal of Solomon Northup however, several outstanding black actors continue to shine under the radar. From the small screen to the…

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From the big screen to the small screen, the following black actors are making major moves this year. For all the details concerning the sexiest black actors making money in 2014, hit the flip! Did your favorite black actor make the cut? – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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