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Watch Video Clip: "Red Tails" Actor Nate Parker Passionately Speaks On Racism And The Effects Of Slavery

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 23, 2011 3:39 PM
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After reading some sombering news on the plight of black men earlier, it was nice to stumble upon this lengthy clip of actor/activist Nate Parker (The Secret Life Of Bees, The Great Debaters, Blood Done Sign My Name) giving an insightful lecture with his friend, and adjunct professor at Medgar Evers College, Brian Favors. 

Watch Nicole Beharie in Q&A After McQueen's "Shame" Premiere in France

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • November 23, 2011 2:13 PM
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This is the first Q& A video with Nicole Beharie since Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed NC-17 Shame has been making its rounds at Film Festivals this year. Michael Fassbender was also present for the session in front of the French audience after the film's premiere in Paris last night.
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Watch The Second Episode Of "Milk & Honey" Web Series, Exec Produced By Idris Elba

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 23, 2011 12:13 PM
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Here's the second episode of Milk & Honey, a web series we've been following since its inception that seems to be building a solid and loyal following. 

Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji Awarded Nigerian National Honor

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 23, 2011 12:11 PM
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Actress Genevieve Nnaji (The Mirror Boy), who has been referred to as the "Julia Roberts of Nollywood," is among a set of distinguished Nigerians who recently received National Honours conferred on them by President Goodluck Jonathan.

South Africa's Bertha Foundation Invests $2.4 Million to Fund Social Justice Docs

  • By Jasmin
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  • November 23, 2011 11:18 AM
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The South Africa-based Bertha Foundation has partnered with the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation to launch two new funds for documentary features totaling £1.5 million ($2.4 million) over three years.

Darnell Martin Will Direct Cuba Gooding Jr. In Fire-fighting Drama "Crew Nine" For ABC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 10:34 PM
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Crew Nine, an upcoming TV movie project starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as a youth counselor who inspires troubled kids, has gotten the greenlight, with Darnell Martin directing. The film will eventually air on ABC; though no word on when that will happen.
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Donald Glover's Dream Role? To Play Michael Jackson...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 10:04 PM
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Can you see it?
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Check Out Idris Elba In New Images From Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (Will He Live?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 9:29 PM
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So much anticipation for this flick; a little too much fanfare me thinks, with every single bit of news on it, no matter how inconsequential, shared across the web, sending fanboys and girls into near-orgasmic fits.
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ABC Announces Air Date For Horror Drama "The River (Try To Spot Co-Star Shaun Parkes In Trailer)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 22, 2011 8:47 PM
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ABC has finally announced that Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli's midseason replacement for the network, The River, will air on February 07, 2012.  British actor Shaun Parkes (Clubbed, The Mummy, Moses Jones) co-stars in the "thriller" that is sure to conjure up feelings for and delight fans of past ABC show, Lost.  And even though it's a brief appearance, I'm glad Parkes made it into the show's trailer.
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Watch Black & White Silent Film "My Escape With Biko The Balloon Deity" (Short Shout)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 22, 2011 6:37 PM
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Today's Short Shout is a black & white silent piece from director Devin Cain, titled My Escape With Biko The Balloon Deity, which centers on "a troubled girl who runs away with a Balloon God."
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