Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.
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…
Podcast: Download 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. All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Video Podcast. Listen to today’s entire show, subscribe on iTunes! Be sure to listen 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 […]
Deadline is reporting that Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a series based on his 1986 feature film debut, “She’s Gotta Have It.” Will this project do for the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn what HBO’s “Girls” has done for Greenpoint? Is Nola Darling the next Hannah (or perhaps that should […]
You can Learn more about the achievements of Nelson Mandela by reading the history and studying his own quotes, but you can also learn about the life of Mandela through the many portrayals of the world leader in the movies. There have been a number of actors taking on the legendary role, including Danny Glover, […]
Author James McBride, the man behind the bestselling memoir, “The Color of Water,” recently won the National Book Award for “The Good Lord Bird.” It’s a novel about a pre-teen slave who joins abolitionist John Brown in his raid on Harper’s Ferry. McBride spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about his win. He also weighed in on […]
Bishop T.D. Jakes (pictured) already has a few movies he’s produced under his belt, such as “Not Easily Broken” and “Jumping the Broom,” and now he is adding “Black Nativity” to his credits. Starring Jennifer Hudson who plays a single Mother who had her child when she was 15, the film captures just how common […]
In the upcoming holiday movie, “Black Nativity,” (which is based on a play by Langston Hughes), Mary J. Blige plays an angel named Platinum Fro. And while angels are often associated with mercy, Blige said she was struck by another quality required of the characters, particularly the parents of Jennifer Hudson’s character, a single mom named Naima. […]
Jennifer Hudson is one of the stars in the upcoming holiday film, “Black Nativity.” In the movie, Hudson plays Naima, who became pregnant with her son, Langston (a nod to the writer of the play on which the film is based, Langston Hughes), when she was just 15 and goes back home to visit her religious family for Christmas. […]
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