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Hollywood’s top Black directors made great strides in 2019. From Spike Lee winning an Academy Award for Blackkklansman to Ava DuVernay receiving critical acclaim for her explosive miniseries When They See Us, Black excellence was front and center. With the start of the year 2020 less than two months away, Black film directors continue pushing the culture…

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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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The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Black Panther took the night’s biggest prize, Outstanding Performance By a Cast in a Motion Picture. The cast of the comic book blockbuster gathered on stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to accept the final award of the evening, with actor Chadwick…

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Oprah Winfrey has shared the 2018 film that she feels is a game changer. The 64-year-old star has hailed director Ryan Coogler because she thinks Black Panther is “bigger than a movie.” Winfrey says the Marvel movie, represented a “game-changing” moment for the film industry. She said: “I just wanted to say that when I first saw Black Panther…

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Black Panther continues to break records. During the weekend of March 9, the film surpassed the $1B mark making it the highest-grossing film starring a majority Black cast with a Black director. The film has reached $1 billion in 26 days. The film made it to $1 billion due to a strong opening in China…

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Angela Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance wanted their twins to be part of the Black Panther filmmaking process because it is such an inspiring movie. The 59-year-old actress plays Ramonda — the mother of titular hero T’Challa and Queen Mother of fictional African nation Wakanda — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, which…

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In 2014, Marvel Studios announced that they’d be moving forward with creating a Black Panther movie. The project had been in planning and pre-development ever since then, and now Marvel has finally released both the movie poster and first teaser trailer for the new movie. Along with Marvel’s new Spider-Man, Black Panther will be the…

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Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler have caught backlash for a picture published by Vanity Fair. The photo coincided with an interview that highlighted their impressive run with Fruitvale Station and Creed. However, some have criticized the photo and suggested that the image of two Black males embracing is effeminate and homosexual. After we posted the image…

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The American Black Film Festival is celebrating its 20th year of existence. This year, the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and television enthusiasts will meet in Miami, Florida, June 15-19. The kickoff to these festivities took place at The Godfrey in Chicago recently.  Hundreds of Black actors, actresses, directors, producers and writers were present and…

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Last January, the Internet was buzzing with news that J. Cole had proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Melissa Heholt, and planned to tie the knot with her. However, just as quickly as the news came, it was seemingly forgotten in just a matter of weeks and fans heard nothing else about the engagement from then…

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Last night’s Golden Globe Awards was definitely packed with a bunch of headline-worthy highlights, and one of those surprising moments was when veteran actor Sylvester Stallone seemed to snub his Creed co-star, Michael B. Jordan, during his acceptance speech. Well, the snafu didn’t go unnoticed and Stallone ended up receiving some stern words from two…

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