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The Onion Interviews Aisha Tyler

  • By Sergio
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  • January 20, 2012 11:06 AM
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Maybe it's me, but I've always felt that comedian and actress (and now talk show host on CBS's The Talk) Aisha Tyler hasn't really broken out as big as she deserves.

Bounce TV 'Our History' Campaign Premieres New Documentaries During Each Week of February

  • By Jasmin
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  • January 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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Next month, Bounce TV launches its first Black History Month tribute, featuring a documentary premiere every Wednesday night at 8pm ET during the month of February.

Codeblack Entertainment Forms Multiyear Partnership w/AMC Theaters; Will Release "On The 7th Day" First In April

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 10:30 PM
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On the heels of the immense success of Kevin Hart's Laugh At My Pain, Codeblack Entertainment (the company that distributed that concert film) has formed a multiyear partnership exclusively with AMC Theaters, to release CodeBlack films at select AMC locations nationwide.

Sundance 2012: Ice-T Talks Documenting The Craft Of Rapping (Not The Money, Cars, Girls) In New Doc

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 9:45 PM
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Ice-T's documentary (and directorial debut), profiled previously on S&A, fully titled Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap, will make its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, which got underway officially this evening.

Byron Allen And His Entertainment Studios Launching 2 New Primetime Sitcoms To Debut This Fall

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 9:20 PM
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When he's not busy launching a new HD TV channel for African American audiences via his Entertainment Studios production/distribution company, media mogul Byron Allen (yes, THAT Byron Allen) is also busy developing primetime sitcoms to debut in the fall of 2012.
More: Television

Sundance 2012 - Official Poster For Terence Nance's "An Oversimplification of Her Beauty"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 6:45 PM
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Here's the official poster for Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which will make its world premiere screening in the New Frontier section at the Sundance Film Festival, which got underway today.

Exclusive! Philippe Niang's "Toussaint L'Ouverture" Will Make USA Debut At PAFF In February

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 5:07 PM
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So here's that scoop I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter last night that I'd received...
More: Festivals

NVIBC Festival 2012 - Preview Documentary "In Our Heads About Our Hair"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 4:36 PM
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I haven't seen the film yet, but on watching the trailer, I suppose we could consider this a companion piece to Chris Rock's rather thin (although I'm sure well-meaning) Good Hair documentary from some years ago. 

Tyler Perry Speaks On "The Problem With All-Star African American Casts..."

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 19, 2012 3:28 PM
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Black cinema's self-appointed preacherman got back on his steeple 2 days ago to preach to his congregation, releasing another one of his messages to his fans, via his website. This one titled The problem with all-star African American Casts... 

"Wilmington On Fire," A Documentary Unveiling Major Massacre Of Black Township In NC With Pete Chatmon Producing, Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • January 19, 2012 3:06 PM
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Every now and then, I come across projects that send me on a fervent Google search for info and that was the case with filmmaker Christopher Everett's Wilmington On Fire, a documentary in development detailing a little-known, bloody massacre that took place in North Carolina in 1898.

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