Ava DuVernay’s nonprofit ARRAY Alliance launched a $250,000 fund for creators and organizations who are dedicated to bringing stories about underserved communities to the forefront.
Fresh Prince’s Karyn Parsons founded a non-profit organization that conveys the narratives of prominent people in African American culture through animations.
Three weeks after a court demanded that the state of Michigan send bottled water to residents who are still impacted by contaminated water, state officials are still trying to fight that order.
Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.
Matt Damon's politically incorrect standpoint on diversity has added to the ongoing conversation of racial inequality in Hollywood.
Romantic thriller The Perfect Guy exceeded predictions at the box office, opening strong and taking the top spot in ticket sales over the weekend. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film — starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy — was expected to gross between $15 to $17 million. However, it raked in a cool $26.7 million. In The Perfect Guy, Lathan plays a […]
This year’s Urbanworld Film Festival is right around the corner, and they have so many good things in store this year. From fireside chats to…
Pop culture experts and journalists Tim Gordon and Jawn Murray joined Roland Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss Kevin Hart’s recent comments about African-American cinema and the use of the term “Black movies” to control the genre. Movie producer Will Packer also joined Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk Black films and the economic implications of […]
Community Heroes: an in-depth series on the lives and impact of people giving back to our global communities. Pete Chatmon Base Of Operations: New York Why he is a Community Hero: Pete Chatmon’s lifelong goal to become a storyteller via the medium of film is now shared via his Double 7 Images media and marketing […]
It’s difficult to keep an audience’s attention long enough to do a sequel a year or two after a hit movie, but making one almost 15 years later? Malcolm Lee, who wrote and directed “The Best Man,” is betting audiences will welcome back the rom-com, like an old friend, when “The Best Man Holiday,” hits […]
There’s something unsettling—yet enlightening—about films with strange romances. Movies that shed light on taboo or “strange” issues within relationships—such as abuse, betrayal, and adultery—often are successful and acclaimed in Hollywood. Sometimes it’s because audiences personally identify with the characters and their problems. Other times, these movies bring us into a world they’ve never seen. SEE […]
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