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Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: "The Undocumented" Documentary by Marco Williams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 10, 2011 12:00 PM
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From Marco Williams, the filmmaker of TV documentaries such as Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America, I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and MLK Boulevard, comes The Undocumented, a documentary about Mexican immigrants perishing as they attempt crossing the border through the Arizona desert, and how it directly relates to the United States Immigration Law. The Documentary has raised $22,721 out of $75,000 with 18 days left. Check out the Kickstarter campaign page HERE for more information and to support the film.

"The Best Man" Sequel in the Works from Malcolm D. Lee

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 11:49 AM
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Addendum: Malcolm D. Lee recently Tweeted his confirmation of the original report:

"American Idol's" Randy Jackson Gets New VH1 Reality Series, "Aptitude Test"

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 11:21 AM
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“Are we where we should be? Are we doing what we should be doing? Everybody wonders these things … even celebrities,” says Randy Jackson in reference to his forthcoming reality series, Aptitude Test.
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New Faces to Watch from Variety's 2011 "Hollywood's New Leaders"

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 10:53 AM
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Variety recently published Hollywood's New Leaders 2011, which includes the profiles of agents, executives, and assistants it predicts as "the new generation that will soon be running the entertainment business."
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New Trailer for CNN's "Black in America" - Blacks in Silicon Valley

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 9:42 AM
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Today CNN dropped the latest trailer for Black in America, its ongoing documentary series hosted by Soledad O'Brien.
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Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese To Star In John Singleton's Upcoming Film

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 10, 2011 9:33 AM
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Official.. Me and my girl Taraji are doing another classic together soon.!! John Singleton will be directing us. And not it's not BB2
More: casting, FYI

James Earl Jones Wins AEA's 2011 Paul Robeson Award

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 10, 2011 9:04 AM
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The Actors' Equity Association announced today that veteran actor James Earl Jones is the 2011 recipient of the Paul Robeson Award.
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London Film Festival 2011 S&A Highlights – "Pariah"

  • By MsWOO
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  • October 10, 2011 7:50 AM
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A simple yet poignant and beautifully told coming of age story that isn’t overly reliant on the obvious Hollywood-style bells and whistles to announce mood and intent and also eschews the fog and mirror antics of many ambitious indie-style films. In Dee Rees' semi-autobiographical gem of a film, Pariah, prose, poetry, beautiful photography, music and believably authentic performances all collude to produce what seems like an effortless yet unobtrusively artful presentation of a universal tale told through the conduit of a marginalised milieu.

Watch Trailer For "Fold Crumple Crush" On Renowned Ghanaian Sculptor El Anatsui

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • October 10, 2011 7:36 AM
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Courtesy of bombasticelement.org, watch the trailer for Fold Crumple Crush, an illuminating documentary on renowned Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui. Directed by Susan Vogel and filmed over three years, the documentary gives an insider's view to Africa’s most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal.
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Support the Final Funding Push for Festival of the New Black Imagination

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 7:31 AM
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Rob Fields, commonly known from the music/culture blog Bold as Love, recently launched the Festival of the New Black Imagination, an event designed to celebrate ideas springing forth from 21st century urban cultural producers.

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