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African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ donates tickets to ‘Just Mercy’

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey donated more than 100 tickets to Berkeley College students for a viewing of “Just Mercy.”

18 years old and a star on Netflix’s ‘Family Reunion’ Talia Jackson

She is only 18 years old and a hard-working actress and the star of Netflix’s “Family Reunion.”

‘Bad Boys for Life’—high powered fun starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

“Bad Boys for Life”—“Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you…?” I can’t shake the sound of Bob Marley’s song about the movie franchise but maybe that’s why the creative team decided to ...

MACRO Lodge featured at 2020 Sundance Film Fest Jan. 24-27

If you are a filmmaker of color than you know the power of Charles King and his media company MACRO.

‘Parasite’—Korean director Bong Joon-ho makes a masterpiece

Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“Snowpiercer,” “Memories of Murder”) has made a new classic with “Parasite.” It’s hard to summarize what the film is about but in a pinch, I will stand on a tree branch and say that it is ...

Nate Parker Foundation film series traces arrival of 1st African to removal of confederate monuments

Brian Favors was a teacher in Brooklyn when one of his former students from his days at Penn State University came to him with an idea to assist him with a commencement speech and scholarship program that he had created ...

‘Just Mercy’ screened at D.C.’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

WarnerMedia, The Brookings Institution, and Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University hosted a conversation and film screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Just Mercy” at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, ...

‘Power’ isn’t real, or is it?

Of the things that James St. Patrick is, was or was alleged in the eyes of the public, the one thing that he’d willingly admit to and wear with pride is that of the role of father.

OSCAR 2020 predictions

No doubt, by now, you’ve weighed in on the Golden Globe wins and losses, with a lot of criticism on the consistent lack of diversity and inclusion that is Hollywood.

‘AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange’ back for 12th season with ‘My Friend Fela’

Some people bifurcate stages of their lives into “before and after” a significant milestone.

Five Black films to see at Sundance Film Festival

The long running, internationally acclaimed film festival Sundance is gearing up to present dozens of independent films in its 39th year.

‘Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning’ sheds insight on abuse

Much like the aftermath of the debut of “Surviving R. Kelly” on Lifetime this past January, last night’s airing of “Suriving R. Kelly ll: The Reckoning” is expected to lead to furtive conversations regarding not only sexual assault, ut now ...

LaKeith Stanfield plays local lawman in ‘Knives Out’

In the new film “Knives Out” LaKeith Stanfield plays Lieutenant Elliott, a local lawman helping Benoit Blanc find Harlan Thrombey’s killer. Stanfield is the only African American in the film.

The fight for Black life––and Black love––takes center stage in 'Clemency'

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Closer,” and more recently “A Marriage Story” are just a few of the lengthy list of movies that examine the complexities of married life and the ravages that outside pressures can wreak on ...

‘Black Christmas’—a holiday movie for horror fans

It’s the holiday season and there is something special for horror fans—“Black Christmas”—directed by Bob Clark (“Porky’s” and “A Christmas Story”).

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