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The American Black Film Festival Honors is an annual awards ceremony saluting excellence in the film and television industry. The show celebrates Black culture by recognizing individuals who have made distinguished contributions to American entertainment through their work, as well as those who champion diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. With the theme of “A Celebration…

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Hungry and prepared are two words which best describe multihyphenate, Tray Chaney. Currently, the actor and voice-over artist appearing on Bounce TV’s hit drama, “Saints & Sinners,” is also a hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, and author. The Washington D.C. native who resides in Atlanta is unafraid to grind while seeking opportunities at all levels. Chaney’s first-ever…

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“The Wire” debuted on HBO June 2, 2002. Tray Chaney was hired to be in the pilot for a non speaking part, which turned into him being one of the last ones standing at the March 9, 2008, finale. Ten years later, the married father of two continues to build his craft as a renaissance man…

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Michael B Jordan thought his career was over at 14. The Black Panther actor was thrilled to land a role in season one of “The Wire,” alongside Idris Elba and Dominic West, when he was just a teenager but was devastated when his character Wallace was killed off after just 12 episodes. He told The Times, “[Creator]…

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Esteemed actor Reg E. Cathey died at his home in New York on Friday. The veteran star was 59. In 2015, Cathey won an Emmy Award and was a three-time nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor on the hit political drama “House of Cards,” where he played Freddy Hayes—the owner of a BBQ restaurant. Cathey was the…

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The British star made a name for himself on the TV drama series “Luther” in the U.K., but has gone onto global acclaim after starring in movies including Stark Trek Beyond and Thor, and he owes it all to the Hollywood screen legend.

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Details over the recent arrest of actor Wendell Pierce in Atlanta have emerged and a bizarre story is unfolding. The popular New Orleans native and star of the hit HBO series “The Wire” was arrested by police after a bizarre and violent physical confrontation with a woman at an Atlanta hotel this past weekend. Initial reports…

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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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  Andre Royo spent an hour with ro to discuss his latest projects and roles he’s attracted to. Tell me about your latest project? Right now I’m in Chicago having a wonderful time working on Fox’s hit show “Empire.” It’s been a terrific experience and reminds me of the Bronx. Hip-hop’s family drama and everybody…

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Perhaps taking the title of “Renaissance man” to an entirely different level, actor/musician/celebrity DJ Idris Elba can now add British land speed record holder to his list of accomplishments. The 42-year-old actor who came to fame as Stringer Bell in the acclaimed HBO series, “The Wire,” was in the middle of shooting a series for the Discovery Channel…

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Since 2002, Zacharia Ali, founder and CEO of ZAR Entertainment, has made it his mission to unearth real-life stories of notorious criminals, with hopes of showing America’s youth the unglamorous side of this lifestyle. ZAR creates socially conscious, positive images of diverse cultures and distributes them not only domestically, but around the world. They spread…

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On Saturday, October 18, the The cast of HBO’s “The Wire,” reunited at PayleyFest in New York. On hand for the epic reunion, were producers David Simon and Nina Noble along with actors Wendell Pierce, better known for his role as troubled Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland and Sonja John, who played Detective Shakima ‘Kima’ Greggs.…

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Though busy with various other projects, actor and rapper Tray Chaney is finding time to lend a hand in the fight against bullying. Chaney, best known for his role as Poot on HBO’s popular series “The Wire,”recently released a song in time for National Bullying Prevention Month called “Mike Bully.” He told Fox 5 in Washington, D.C., that his…

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When it comes to the top black actors in Hollywood, the undeniable and insatiable Idris Elba definitely makes the cut. From starring as a street thug on HBO’s “The Wire” to transforming into an admirable and determined father in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Elba has convinced us that he can nail any role. In…

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Mack Wilds – also known as Tristan Wilds – is an actor and singer who played in films like Red Tails, HBO series “The Wire” and “90210.” A New York native, at the age of 24, this young gent is paving the way for other young actors and singers in the industry. This writer caught up…

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