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Watch the First Full Trailer for Justin Simien's Highly-Anticipated 'Dear White People'

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  • July 22, 2014 12:22 PM
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The satire about being a black face in a white world, debuts this fall

USA Theatrical Run Set for Thomas Allen Harris' Acclaimed Doc, 'Through a Lens Darkly'

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  • July 22, 2014 11:57 AM
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The documentary explores how African Americans have used photography as a tool for social change, illuminating the hidden, little known and under-appreciated stories of African Americans transforming themselves and the nation through the power of the camera lens.

Watch 'Oscar Micheaux: The Czar of Black Hollywood' - Rare Feature Doc on the Cinema Pioneer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2014 11:28 AM
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The filmmaker said he was inspired to make the film because, in part, he was shocked that, in spite of Micheaux's historical significance, there was "virtually nothing out there about [his] life"
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Doc 'Take Me To The River' Which Celebrates Inter-racial Musical Influence Of Memphis Set for Fall 2014 Theatrical Run

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  • July 21, 2014 6:05 PM
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The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process

BET Moves Premiere Date for Ava DuVernay's Sundance Winning Drama 'Middle of Nowhere' to August

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  • July 21, 2014 5:12 PM
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Its BET premiere on August 2 will mark its first ancillary release since its 2012 theatrical run, which should be music to the ears of many of you who still haven't seen the acclaimed drama.

Vivica Fox, David Banner Star in Feature on Controversial 1988 Carter High School Football Team

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  • July 21, 2014 4:35 PM
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Their state title was stripped in January 1991, the trophy returned, the record book revised, and a best-seller titled "Friday Night Lights" was born.

Spike Lee Edits Footage of Black Man's Death at Hands of Staten Island Police w/ Radio Raheem Scene from 'Do The Right Thing'

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  • July 21, 2014 3:20 PM
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Point made?
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Watch Trailer For Spike Lee-Directed Katt Williams HBO Comedy Special + Debut Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 21, 2014 2:33 PM
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Katt Williams will return to HBO for his second stand-up comedy special on the network, now set for an August 16 at 10 PM debut on HBO.

Idris Elba in Talks Play Merlin-Like Character in Warner Bros. "King Arthur" Project

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  • July 21, 2014 1:50 PM
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In Arthurian legend, Merlin, in short, is King Arthur's adviser, a prophet, bard and a magician.
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On-Set Photos From Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' (Now Filming in Cincinnati After Successful Crowdfunding Campaign)

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  • July 21, 2014 1:15 PM
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In the script, co-written by Cheadle, Davis recruits reporter Dave Brill (McGregor) to retrieve a recording stolen from the musician's home.

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