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Louis Gossett Jr. Will Play Halle Berry's Affable Yet Unreliable Father In CBS' Sci-Fi Drama 'Extant'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 10, 2014 7:27 PM
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Louis Gossett Jr. Will Play Halle Berry's Affable Yet Unreliable Father In CBS's Sci-Fi Drama 'Extant'

'The Book of Negroes' Adaptation Updates: Character Breakdowns, Will Be 6-Hour Mini-Series, Shooting Now

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 4, 2014 1:15 PM
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'The Book of Negroes' Adaptation Updates: Character Breakdowns, Will Be 6-Hour Mini-Series, Shooting Now

The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 28, 2014 10:30 AM
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In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. Board 'The Book of Negroes' Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 4, 2014 12:21 PM
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Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. Board 'The Book of Negroes' Adaptation

Louis Gossett Jr., Anthony Michael Hall Headline Depression Era Racial Justice Drama 'Cottonwood'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2013 4:13 PM
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Louis Gossett Jr. and Anthony Michael Hall lead a cast that includes Alison Eastwood, Ethan Suplee, Joe Perry, Stephen Boss, Waylon Payne, Rick Gifford, John-Paul Howard, and Colby Sheppard, in a depression-era racial justice drama titled Cottonwood, from Mark Campbell Productions.

Louis Gossett Jr. Books Role In Boxing Drama 'A Fighting Man'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 16, 2013 2:04 PM
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Flashback - James Earl Jones As TV's 'Paris' (1979) And Louis Gossett, Jr. In 'The Lazarus Syndrome' (1978)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 28, 2013 8:59 AM
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Not too long ago, Sergio reminded us of the 1973 NBC Mystery Movie series Tenafly, which featured a black actor, James McEachin, as its lead. In his post on the experimental-for-its-time monthly program, Sergio remarked, "Maybe it's my imagination [but], compared to what we have today, there seemed to be a lot more black TV series back in the day."

Exclusive: Wynton Marsalis In Talks To Score 'Robeson' (Prominent Director In Talks To Helm)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 7:01 PM
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An update to our December 4 piece, announcing that British actor and co-star of Showtime's hit drama series Homeland, David Harewood, was in talks to play Paul Robeson in an independently-produced biopic on the life of the legendary man behind the voice, the actor, singer, activist, and all-around Renaissance Man, who would've been 114 years old this year, were he still alive.