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Trailer - Isaiah Washington, Garcelle Beauvais In David E. Talbert’s 'Suddenly Single'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 12:13 PM
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Coming to DVD, and digital download on September 4th is David E. Talbert’s Suddenly Single, which stars Isaiah Washington and Garcelle Beauvais, in a work that's based on Talbert' stage play in which a married woman suddenly finds herself single after her husband reveals that he's in love with another woman.

Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Her Sudden 'Reed Between The Lines' Departure

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 11:37 AM
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"It was that BET hadn't decided if they were picking up the show yet or not [...] During that time when they didn't know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it [...] Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn't available. But it's not because I wanted to leave."

6th African Diaspora International Film Festival In Washington, DC Kicks Off Today (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 11:11 AM
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Details below on the 6th African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) In Washington, DC, starting today, at the Goethe Institute, and ending on Sunday, the 26th. Included in the lineup are a number of films we've profiled in previous posts, like The Story Of Lovers Rock, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story and others.

Help Jamal Igle Kickstart his 10-Year Old Superhero Project MOLLY DANGER (6 More Days to Go)

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • August 24, 2012 11:05 AM
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Courtesy of Newsarama.com, the best website out there for comic book news, comes news of a new creator-owned project from one of the top African-American artists in the industry. 

'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & Their Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 10:49 AM
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Produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!), and directed by Eddie Edwards, Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

Randall Wallace Tapped To Develop TD Jakes Faith-Based Drama 'Heaven Is for Real'

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  • August 24, 2012 10:19 AM
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Updates On Regina King's Adaptation Of Reshonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen'

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  • August 24, 2012 9:55 AM
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We announced this about a month-and-a-half ago; but, for some reason, the major industry media outlets are only now *officially* reporting it. Our source was the author herself.

Rodney Evans' 'Brother To Brother' 1 of 11 Indies Now On SnagFilms, Hulu Via Sundance Program

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  • August 24, 2012 9:11 AM
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If you still haven't seen Rodney Evans' critically-acclaimed 2004 drama Brother To Brother, which features some early outstanding work by Anthony Mackie, you're in luck, because, as of yesterday, it was 1 of 10 indies that are now available on Hulu, Netflix and SnagFilms via the Sundance Institute's recently-launched Artist Services program (a program we highlighted in a past post), which "provides Institute artists with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing solutions for their work."

Angela Bassett Will Be Coretta Scott King To Mary J. Blige's Betty Shabazz In 'Betty & Coretta'

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  • August 23, 2012 9:20 PM
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Urbanworld Film Festival Unveils 49-Film 2012 Lineup Including 17 World Premieres

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  • August 23, 2012 9:03 PM
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I'll return to highlight films we haven't already covered, in individual posts. In the meantime, here's a summary of what you can expect...

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