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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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On February 3, The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) held its annual awards ceremony, honoring award-winning African Americans in the black film industry. The 2014 AAFCA Awards hosted by “Sleepy Hollows” actor Orlando Jones and actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield highlighted the many strides made in black film, with a wide arrange of award recipients in…

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Although Black History Month is over, the following actors are absolutely deserving of a little extra credit. Click continue to see some of the most influential black actors who paved the way for contemporary stars. –ruthie hawkins

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There’s nothing quite as good as good losing yourself in a great movie. They make us laugh, cry, and at times, rediscover ourselves. As Black History Month comes to close, take a look at 10 memorable films that brilliantly highlight black culture. Enjoy! –ruthie hawkins

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Let’s face it, the Academy Awards have a history of ignoring black films and black actors who turned in noteworthy performances. Spike Lee’s Malcom X, Do The Right Thing and John Singleton’s Boys N The Hood all deserved Oscar Awards, but were snubbed. But  while yearly awards can provide insight on how a project faired…

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