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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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Terrence J caught flack on social media for taking aim at Marlon Wayans and his family. During a conversation on Instagram Live that was uploaded on June 11, Terrence J and Wayans began arguing with each other about success and supporting Black clothing brands. Terrence J told Wayans that he never saw him wearing Black-owned…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an abrupt change for millions around the world. Social distancing, economic concerns, and overall physical well-being can lead to mental health issues. Due to the swift change of life, it’s important for people to give themselves the time to make an adjustment to this new normal. The things that usually…

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved new rules for the 2021 Oscars due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization has agreed to make a “temporary exception” to eligibility criteria due to the widespread closure of cinemas as a result of social distancing measures in place around the world and for the…

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As the world continues to stay indoors due to the spread of the Coronavirus, streaming platforms are booming. In addition to new content on Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, older projects are getting new streams. The growing list, originally compiled by Naima Cochrane, contains hours of digital content to survive the quarantine. For those looking…

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Spike Lee has responded following the decision to postpone the Cannes Film Festival amid COVID-19. The 63-year-old director made history earlier this year after it was revealed he would be the first Black president of the festival’s jury, but he agrees with festival director Thierry Fremaux’s decision to put the event back. He told Variety:…

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There’s a storm brewing in Hollywood. Sixteen-year-old Storm Reid has the poise, focus and talent to be the next young actress to take over the ever-changing movie industry. Reid captured nationwide attention in her breakout role in 2018’s A Wrinkle in Time opposite Oprah, a science fantasy film directed by Ava DuVernay. She also co-starred…

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Storm Reid continues to rise in the movie industry. The Atlanta-raised actress has appeared in several prominent films such as A Wrinkle in Time and When They See Us.  In her latest work, Reid co-stars in the remake of the horror classic, The Invisible Man. Reid portrays Sydney Lanier, the daughter of Cecilia Kass’ (Elisabeth Moss)…

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American Black Film Festival Honors paid tribute to Black culture and the filmmakers, actors and actresses who have made important contributions to the movie industry. During the fourth annual show held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, Jamie Foxx received the prestigious “Excellence in the Arts” Award. Foxx’s Django Unchained co-star Leonardo DiCaprio…

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