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David Oyelowo wants to educate the next generation to fight racism. The Selma star is curating a special podcast, titled STOR14S, where he will narrate children’s stories in a bit to inspire and educate the younger generation amid the Black Lives Matter movement. He said: “A lack of education breeds the ignorance that perpetuates the…

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On Monday, January 15, 2018, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which this year happens to fall on King’s actual 89th birthday. King, who was born Michael King Jr., was a minister and the father of the…

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The 20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by Revolt with founding sponsor HBO, is one of the largest competitive film festivals and is designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators. All screenings took place at Manhattan’s AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St. The festival screened more than 68 films,…

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Nina

First look at Zoe Saldana’s controversial portrayal of the late music icon Nina Simone, including her rise to fame, tribulations, and redemption due in part to her close relationship with her manager, Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo). The film also co-stars Mike Epps and Ella Thomas. Nina hits theaters April 22.  

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It looks like the brass over at the NAACP Image Awards came to the conclusion that there’s no need to end a good thing prematurely and have locked in actor and comedian Anthony Anderson as the show’s host for at least the next two years. Late last week, the NAACP and TV One announced that the “Blackish” star…

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Zoe Saldana’s controversial turn as legendary singer and activist Nina Simone is on its way to theaters. RLJ Entertainment recently announced that it has acquired the North American rights to Nina and plans to release the film in December. “I had the special privilege early in my career of working with Ms. Simone while coordinating…

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By now the clip of Common’s awkward passing over of Oprah Winfrey’s high-five at last Sunday’s 87th annual Academy Awards has been seen across the world millions of time. In case you missed it, in the excitement of the moments after he and John Legend’s big win for Best Original Song for “Glory” from the film…

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In a room filled with more women than men, this year SAG/AFTRA hosted a series of panels and a black-tie dinner honoring black actors, new and old. In connection with Black History initiatives from Icon Mann — whose mission is to champion the accomplishments and positive dialogue surrounding the Black male diaspora — the events this week highlight…

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It was quite an afternoon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 19, as Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate the achievements of Black women in front of and behind the camera at Essence magazine’s highly touted and coveted Oscar week celebration, the eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. A ticket to this affair was much like gold, cherished.…

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Oprah Winfrey commanded the stage at the African American Film Critics Association Awards (AAFCA) on Wednesday, Feb. 4. She shared why she chose to be a part of the film Selma. Both director Ava DuVerynay and the star of the film, David Oyelowo, stood alongside the media mogul who attributed the film’s success to the hard work of a…

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One of the biggest nights in Hollywood, the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, is right around the corner. Tonight the best in the film and television will convene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the cream of the crop in their industry in 2014. “Saturday Night Live” alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will reprise…

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