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Omar Washington is an actor and writer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He worked in theater for several years before transitioning to TV and film roles. During an interview with rolling out, Washington discussed the trajectory of his acting career and how actors can and should keep going and not give up even amid the COVID-19…

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T.I. Harris stars in the new fantasy-action thriller, Monster Hunter, out on Dec. 18, 2020. Rolling out sat down with him to get a behind-the-scenes look into the film. During his interview, Harris talked about filming on-location in Africa, drawing inspiration for his character Link and also discussed the encouragement he received from someone special…

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1. Kobe Bryant The world was stunned by the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Many children lost their hero, idol, and favorite player. Kobe Bryant left a massive legacy for the world always to know the “Black Mamba.” 2. Chadwick Boseman Anybody, young or old, felt the pain and sadness of losing…

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Viola Davis is citing her expectations regarding how she should be treated in Hollywood and making it clear that she expects to be treated no differently than her White counterparts. During an interview with InStyle magazine, Davis reflected on the challenges and pitfalls she has faced as a Black actress in Hollywood, including that her…

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Spike Lee paid homage to actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. On Oct. 4, Lee shared with his followers that Byrd had died in Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Byrd, 70, was reportedly found dead on Oct. 3 shortly after midnight. Atlanta police discovered Byrd with multiple gunshots in the back. He was pronounced dead at…

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Laz Alonso encouraged RIDE Con viewers to be fearless. He also discussed the importance of diversity and representation in Hollywood through an intense climate the world is under right now.  “We have to support each other and have each other’s backs,” he said. He joined Damien Hooper Campbell, chief diversity officer at Zoom, for the panel session titled…

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Story by Marshalle Montgomery Favors Detroit is famous for cars and music, but local area moviemakers are working hard to add film to the city’s notoriety. African American filmmakers are making their mark in the world of independent movies. More than 25 feature films have been produced in the past two years by indie filmmakers…

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In the early 2010s, Zoe Saldana stood as one of the rising actresses in Hollywood. Following her roles in Colombiana and Avatar, Saldana appeared to be making significant moves in her career. However, she received backlash when she portrayed Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic, Nina. During the filming, Saldana, who is Afro-Latina, wore skin-darkening…

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While in the midst of a nationwide quarantine, Jordyn Woods, in a sense, had her coming-out party. Millions watched the reality series “The Masked Singer” as a performer dressed in a kangaroo costume flawlessly sang “Dancing On My Own” with the defiance of a pugilist determined to fight until the final round. Taped weeks earlier…

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