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Will New Half-Black Spiderman Get Live-Action Movie Treatment?

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 5:03 AM
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Revealed in Marvel Comics' Ultimate Fallout Issue 4, out Wednesday, the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales. He takes over the gig held by Peter Parker, who was killed in Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160 in June.

Tyson Beckford to Star in "Shady Creek"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 2, 2011 5:00 AM
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Directed by Sarah Knight, the Jo Films production drama Shady Creek will star Tyson Beckford, Christopher Michael Holley, C.J. Sanders and Ryan McGlazer.
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Watch Trailer for Documentary "PUSH: Madison versus Madison"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 2, 2011 3:43 AM
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Directed by Rudy Hypolite, PUSH: Madison versus Madison is the story of a Roxbury, Massachusetts high school basketball team struggling with the adversities of a failing school system and life in the inner cities of Boston. The film documentary centers around the team's coach, Dennis Wilson, who serves as the main source of encouragement and inspiration for the team.

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival Returns August 9-13th

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 3:40 AM
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Run & Shoot Filmworks' Annual Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF) returns for its ninth year with 60 films representing filmmakers from around the world.

Tracie Thoms to Star in "Liberty City: The American Dream"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 2, 2011 3:34 AM
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Tracie Thoms will star in the action crime drama Liberty City: The American Dream. The project, currently in pre-production and with no set director yet, will also star Hazel D'Jan, Ky-Mani Marley, Rick Ross and Christopher Michael Holley. Rappers Lil' Wayne and Young Jeezy are rumored to be attached to the cast.
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"Just Wright" Director Sanaa Hamri Teaming With Debra Martin Chase For ABC Musical Film

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • August 2, 2011 2:34 AM
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Director Sanaa Hamri, known for helming Just Wright starring Queen Latifah and Common, has just been tapped for a new ABC Family, two-hour musical film production.
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SXSW Film 2012 Now Accepting Submissions

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 2:10 AM
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The SXSW Film Conference & Festival opened for business this week and is now accepting submissions and registrations for the 2012 event. Filmmakers are invited to submit their new features, short films, music videos and title sequences.

Naturi Naughton Cast as Cecilia Reyes in "The Wolverine"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 2, 2011 1:40 AM
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The Wolverine, sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, will be directed by James Mangold and will star Hugh Jackman, Kelly Hu and Naturi Naughton.
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Former OWN CEO Christina Norman Moves to HuffPost Black Voices

  • By Jasmin
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  • August 2, 2011 1:31 AM
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Back in May, news broke that Christina Norman, who had served as CEO of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network for just two years, had been ousted as a casualty of the network's poor ratings performance.
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MTV Launched Today (Watch The First Broadcast)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2011 1:02 AM
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On August 1, 1981, MTV: Music Television launched, changing the landscape of American music forever! I was 7 years old on that day, and was likely sleeping at the time, given that the launch happened at 12:01 am. Below, watch a recording of the very first moments of the network, including the first aptly-selected Buggles’ hit Video Killed the Radio Star.

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