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The Agonies Of “Passing” - Considering The Murder Mystery ‘Sapphire’

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2014 5:18 PM
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Of all of the films rage during the rage of the passing for white films, Basil Dearden's 1959 murder mystery "Sapphire" might be the doozy of the bunch.

A Trip Down Memory Lane w/ 1970s Actress Marlene Clark ('Ganja & Hess')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 2:32 PM
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A rare interview (a fairly comprehensive one too) with the actress.

"Pro-Family" Organizations Take Action Against "Blasphemous," "Garbage" New Series 'Black Jesus' + Watch New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 1:32 PM
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To absolutely no one's surprise...

Actress Shanti Ashanti on Embracing Conflict in the Role She Plays in 'Gun Hill' (Re-Airs on BET Tonight, 7:30pm)

  • By Shanti Ashanti
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  • July 24, 2014 12:55 PM
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When I auditioned for the original BET movie, "Gun Hill," writer/director Reggie Rock Bythewood asked me, “How would you feel about playing a woman who is half Israeli and half Palestinian?"

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniel's Missing Oscar...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 12:01 PM
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The award has been missing for decades and its whereabouts are still unknown

Ahead of 'Finding Fela's' Release, Watch Femi Kuti Speak on His Father’s Legacy, Politics & Afrobeat

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 11:36 AM
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At one point, it was rumored that the son would play the father in the Fela biopic that's been set up at Focus Features for many years now.

'50 Shades of... Black'? On the Novel's Film Adaptation w/ Black Leads... (First Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 24, 2014 11:01 AM
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I thought it would be interesting to broach the popular novel adaptation in an effort to reflect and ponder upon how this cultural “phenomenon” could translate as a film starring black Americans.

Watch Trailer For Short Film 'Roubado' That Tells a "Story That You Don’t Often Get To See"

  • By Sergio
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  • July 24, 2014 8:53 AM
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Watch the trailer for the intriguing new short film "Roubado," shot on location in Cannes, and deals with, according to the director, with an introverted Afro-Portuguese photographer growing up in the south of France

Check Out Yaya DaCosta Alafia as Whitney Houston in Behind-the-Scenes Telepic Footage

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 23, 2014 9:29 PM
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The telepic will chronicle the headline-making partnership between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown - from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

Review: Dui Jarrod’s Compelling 'Lesson Before Love' Contests Conventional Cinematic Representations of Blacks

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • July 23, 2014 8:02 PM
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The real lesson to be found in the film is how to make a film that adheres to your own philosophical, dramatic and cinematic standards without compromising your standards to clichés, stereotypes and facile “feel good” moral homilies for the all mighty dollar.
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