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SOLOMON GLAVE on his role as HEATHCLIFF in WUTHERING HEIGHTS "I wouldn't want to live like that!"

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 3:51 AM
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Emerging 14 year old British actor, Solomon Glave gives Time Out London some insight into his experience working on Andrea Arnold's reinvented take on Wuthering Heights. In the interview he discusses the harsh conditions he had to endure while shooting...
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Jeffrey Wright was "SPOILED" into thinking "You can be an Actor and Also Be Relevant."

  • By Monique
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  • October 14, 2011 2:46 AM
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The Root recently interviewed, Jeffrey Wright about his role in The Ides of March as well as the upcoming 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. During his conversation with Valerie Gladstone, Wright was asked about his affinity for political dramas. His response was pithy but poignant...

Anthony Mackie States The Obvious About Black Cinema

  • By Sergio
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  • October 14, 2011 2:00 AM
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In an interview in today's Chicago Tribune in advance of the Artistic Achievement Award he will receive this weekend at the Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Tribute, Anthony Mackie states that black film today needs a "catalyst" and that filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Robert Townsend should be insprations to new black filmmakers today.
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Watch Clips Of Zawe Ashton In PBS Masterpiece Mystery's "Case Histories", Airing Oct. 16

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 14, 2011 1:44 AM
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Just in case you didn't know, PBS Masterpiece Mystery! will air the first of three two-hour episodes this weekend of BBC One's Case Histories.

Rob Brown Joins Cast Of "The Dark Knight Rises"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 13, 2011 12:07 PM
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According to Variety, Rob Brown, last seen on the big screen in the 2008 Ernie Davis football biopic The Express, has signed on to join the cast of The Dark Knight Rises. The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan-directed action thriller, which we have given much coverage on the site, also stars Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman and Anne Hathaway. The Dark Knight Rises is set to be released July 20, 2012.
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'Mountaintop' Playwright Katori Hall's Advice to Writers: "Become Your Dream"

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 10:59 AM
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Katori Hall, writer of MLK play The Mountaintop and the forthcoming Hurt Village, had interesting words to share in a recent interview with the Huffington Post regarding her career and inspiration.
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Watch The Latest Episodes Of The Webseries "Black Folk Don't..."

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 13, 2011 10:31 AM
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Here are the latest episodes of a fun webseries we've been following, Black Folk Don't... The documentary series, created by filmmaker Angela Tucker, conveys the phrase “Black folk don’t” as an anecdotal idea and concept based on negative stereotypes. However, the argument is also made that “in some cases, ‘Black folks don’t’ is a statistical fact. Black folk don’t go to the doctor in the numbers they should.”

Watch Now - Trailer for Indie Thriller 'Blacklands'

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 9:34 AM
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Two cousins find that when an opportunity is placed in front of them to make some quick and easy money, it will push not only their relationships but each other to the limit. We follow them on a nail-biting journey across London, Birmingham, Bristol, and finally to Africa - where things are never quite as they appear.

Holly Robinson-Peete To Star In CBS Sitcom 'Mike & Molly'

  • By Sergio
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  • October 13, 2011 9:01 AM
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So back in August I quite innocently posted an item about that loud and unfunny comedian (with the weirdest, jacked up, creepiest smile I've ever seen) Sheryl Underwood replacing Holly Robinson-Peete after she had been dumped from CBS' The View rip-off The Talk.

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Returns this Weekend in New York

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 8:30 AM
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series returns to New York this weekend with 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from Brooklyn to Great Britain.

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