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‘Rocketman’ takes off

“Rocketman” quite simply is the evolution of Reginald Kenneth Dwight from a shy lonely kid into the internationally known music phenomenon Elton John.

You really should go and see ‘Ma’

A group of teens, sitting in the parking lot of a liquor store, take turns trying to get adult strangers to buy alcohol for them.

‘Last Black Man in San Francisco’—a poignant love letter to the city

Gentrification is a BS word thrown around this great, big country of ours as a polite excuse for forcing low- and medium-income people—mostly of color—out of their homes and communities so higher earning (mostly white) people can move in (seize) ...

‘Queen Sugar’ Season 4—will love win over betrayal?

The Queen Sugar Season 4 press luncheon, with Rutina Wesley (Nova), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Charley) and Kofi Siriboe (Ralph Angel), provided details about season four “Queen Sugar” presented by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

‘Paris is Burning’ (again): the classic ball film returns to screens after nearly 30 years

As the film begins, we hear a voice describing a conversation with their father:

Jessie T. Usher plays John Shaft Jr. in ‘Shaft’

Jessie T. Usher plays J.J., aka John Shaft Jr., a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT.

Africans v. African Americans Subject of Film Festival

Historical and recent migrations have resulted in the merging of cultures and shared experiences.

Split Screens TV Fest returns to NYC, thru June 3

It’s almost summer and it’s time for the annual DOC NYC—the largest documentary festival in the U.S.

Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ comes back strong for season 2

The second year of Netflix’s “She’s Gotta Have It” is even more relevant than ever.

Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ has Harlem premiere; airs May 31 on Netflix

Netflix recently held their premiere for Academy Award-nominee Ava DuVernay’s new series, “When They See Us,” at the world famous Apollo Theater.

‘Someone Great’ is a new excuse to join Netflix

There is one good reason to give the platform Netflix a whirl, and that reason is the romantic comedy “Someone Great”

HBO celebrates Ali doc with special exhibit

Muhammad Ali came along at a time of the simultaneous rise of both mass media and the star Black athlete.

Citywide New York African Film Fest returns May 23-June 9

The storytellers from Mother Africa are back—May 23 through June 9—at the annual citywide New York African Film Festival (NYAFF).

‘Empire’ to get 1 more season on Fox amid schedule shake-up

“Empire” will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky.

‘Boyz In the Hood’ stars Ice Cube, Regina King, Nia Long and Morris Chestnut remember John Singleton

Celebrities who starred and worked in films by late director John Singleton are sharing giving their condolences to on social media.

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