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Updates on 'WILMINGTON ON FIRE' Black Township Massacre Documentary - Teaser Trailer, Clips & Premiere Date

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 3, 2012 11:56 AM
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A few months ago S&A’s Cynthia Reid did an influential write-up for the new feature-length documentary project Wilmington On Fire and their efforts to raise more production funds. Due to her efforts and the hard work of the producers of the film the IndieGoGo campaign to tell the present day story of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and how the descendants of the victims of the event are asking for legal action in regards to reparations was highly successful.  Now that the doc has completed principle photography, here are some updates (including new video clips!) from Wlimington director Christopher Everett and his executive producer Pete Chatmon, whom most of you best know from his directorial debut Premium, starring Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana.

Terry Crews Joins Cast Of Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama 'The Newsroom'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:51 AM
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Fresh off his participation in the upcoming Expendables sequel, muscle man Terry Crews has joined the cast of the new Aaron Sorkin HBO drama The Newsroom.

Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series Presented by AT&T Announces $10,000 Feature Film Grant

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:42 AM
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Hey filmmakers!

Lucien Jean-Baptiste's Next Project Picked Up By Universal Pictures International For 2013 Release

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:32 AM
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In the last year we've introduced you to a number of French-produced films centered around stories about people of African descent, like Case Départ, Intouchables, the Toussaint L'Ouverture feature starring Jimmy Jean-Luis, and 30° Couleur, to name a few.

Watch Season2/Episode 2 Of Doc Series 'Black Folk Don't' ('Camp')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:13 AM
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Created by director/producer Angela Tucker, we featured season 1 of this series last year; fans will be pleased to know that season 2 is in full swing, with episode 2 embedded below; this one titled Black Folk Don't: Camp.

On Set Photos From 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story' (Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Roger Cross)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 11:06 AM
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Dennis Haysbert, Nichelle Nichols Heading To 'Omaha Street' ("Step Up From 'Blindside'")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 10:47 AM
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In the below, Dennis Haysbert talks about the many projects he's currently working on - those that are complete and are on their way to exhibition soon, and those that are in the works.

New On DVD/VOD: Award-Winning Indie Drama 'The American Dream' (A Word From The Filmmaker)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2012 10:17 AM
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A film we've written about quite a bit... previously titled Make A Movie Like Spike, and eventually changed to the current The American Dream, the intense, gripping drama is directed by and stars Jamil Walker Smith as Luis, an aspiring filmmaker who joins the marine corp with his best friend Ronald (Malcolm Goodwin), after getting rejected from USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Review: Doc 'Color Outside The Lines' Educates On Black Tattoo Artists & Breaking Industry Mold

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 3, 2012 9:30 AM
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Now available on DVD for purchase through the film’s website, the feature length documentary Color Outside The Lines was conceived by Tattoo artist Miya Bailey, owner of the Atlanta, GA tattoo shop City of Ink. The doc, in the making for five years, is directed by Artemus Jenkins, who is mostly known for directing music videos.
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Watch Spike Lee & Sam Jackson Perform 'Ni**as In Paris' As BET Awards Show Opening Act

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 8:50 PM
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Yeah so, uh, WTF? Can't deny it though, I laughed!

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