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Filmmaker, Actor, "Global Advocate" Masha Dowell Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 21, 2012 11:45 AM
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Watch "Ride Or Drive Chick" - Episode 2 Of Dennis Dortch's New Web Series "The Couple"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 20, 2012 11:55 AM
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If you missed the hilarious and very well done Valentine's Day premiere episode of The Couple, the new web series that amusingly explores relationship dynamics, created by Jeanine Daniels, Dennis Dortch and Numa Perrier, click HERE to watch it and catch up.
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Actress, Singer, Entrepreneur, "Degrassi" Alum Andrea Lewis Tells Her Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 17, 2012 1:32 PM
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Continuing on with the What's Your Story? feature I started a few weeks ago... a brief recap: I posted a call for your individual stories as artists in this business, whatever your trade is; whether stories of triumph, tragedy, lessons learned, regrets, etc. Read that post HERE to catch up if necessary.

Reintroducing Uganda’s Maisha Film Labs Founded By Mira Nair... 8 Years After Its Birth

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 17, 2012 12:10 PM
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Revisiting an initiative I first profiled during this site's early days...

LA-Based Writer/Director Jason Gilmore Tells His Story; What's Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 2:17 PM
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Pondering The Seemingly Dismal Outlook For Black Filmmakers Working Within The Hollywood Studio System

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2012 12:13 PM
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  • 106 Comments
Looking over the top 300 grossing films of 2011 released in the USA (via Box Office Mojo), just 6 of those 300 titles were directed by black directors – Madea’s Big Happy Family, Jumping The Broom, Laugh At My Pain, Shame, Pariah and Mooz-lum.

Video: Reel Soul on "Blaxploitation"

  • By Monique
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  • March 16, 2012 9:29 AM
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“We must rid ourselves of the habit, now that we are in the thick of the fight, of minimizing the actions of our fathers or of feigning incomprehension when considering their silence and passivity.  They fought as well as they could, with the arms they possessed then.”

Photos, Memories, & More in Celebration of "Love Jones" 15th Anniversary

  • By Jasmin
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  • March 14, 2012 5:54 PM
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A few weeks ago, New York's New Voices in Black Cinema Festival presented a special screening of Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult classic film love jones, where Witcher and co-star Lisa Nicole Carson attended and gave insights into the making of the film. Beyond the pleasure of seeing the movie back on the big screen 15 years later, what was truly evident was the impact it had on a generation of moviegoers who would continue to crave black romance films afterwards.

But Does Anyone REALLY Want To See A Movie About Barbara Jordan?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 12, 2012 2:15 PM
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Here I go again!. Being the obnoxious, repulsive bad boy that you love to hate,  I have to confess that when word came out that a bio-pic about Barbara Jordan was being developed with Viola Davis in the lead, I had to let out a yawn and rolled my eyes. 

From A Token To A Threat: Notes For A Revolution In African-American Filmmaking (Part One)

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • March 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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The occasion of screening Christine Acham and Clifford Ward’s engrossing documentary, INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD: The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (2010), revealed the United States government’s deliberate censorship campaign against an African-American film from its production through to its exhibition. THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973) is a film adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s powerful and revolutionary book, published in 1969, that was directed by actor Ivan Dixon (1931-2008) from a screenplay by Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay.