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Leslie Odom Jr. on his newest album, ‘Mr.’

Leslie Odom Jr., a highly successful actor who is most known for his role as Aaron Burr in the internationally acclaimed musical “Hamilton,” has appeared in television shows like “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and recently starred ...

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’––worth a subscription

In Hulu’s new literary adaptation of Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel “Little Fires Everywhere” we take a deep dive into the lives of two women in different situations; both linked to a simmering and hidden level of frustration so agonizing that ...

HBO’s ‘Kill Chain’ reveals scary reality: U.S. voting system under attack

Is America’s voting process broken? Recent developments aren’t encouraging. For instance, in May of 2019 Sen. Kamala Harris along with twelve other senators, introduced the Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act in the senate.

Sabira Bushra, noted film maven, passes at 66

The Sembene Film Festival is based in Pittsburgh but its visionary founder, Phyllis Hill Cole, affectionately known as Sabira Bushra, gave it a global impact with its focus on classic African and African American films.

‘Downhill’ is doable

When a couple (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell) and their two sons face a life-and-death crisis on a ski trip in Austria, the husband’s response to the situation leads the spouses to examine their entire relationship.

Film Forum fêtes Ms. de Lavallade’s bday with ‘Carmen & Geoffrey’ screening March 6

“Carmen & Geoffrey” (2005), Linda Atkinson and Nick Doob’s portrait of wife-and-husband dancers and choreographers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, will be shown at Film Forum at 6:30 on Friday, March 6, Carmen’s 89th birthday.

Spike Lee named 1st Black jury president at Cannes Film Fest

The filmmaker Spike Lee has become the first Black president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

‘Sonic’ soars!

Sometimes you just have to get away. That is the case with Sonic the Hedgehog (an animated version voiced by Ben Schwartz), who comes to Earth to escape sinister forces seeking to harness his faster than the speed of light ...

Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield find love without drama in ‘The Photograph’

It’s a love story. A groovy, romantic love story where the two main characters have tremendous chemistry and Black love is fully on display.

Filmmaker says 'Hair Love' Oscar win has deep meaning

The six-minute feature Hair Love takes home gold at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday winning for Best Animated Short Film

‘Rhythm Section’ misses the beat

Blake Lively stars as a young woman struggling to overcome the excruciating pain of tragically losing her family in a plane crash.

Black filmmakers make history at Sundance 2020

Following the release of statistics producing low numbers of Black and POC presence at Sundance and film festivals all over the world, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival has made strides in creating space for inclusion and diversity within the festival ...

Writer/actor/director Chris Swain: a man from the ’hood

Film and television producer Michael Bregman (“Carlito’s Way,” “Carlito’s Way Rise to Power” and “The Bone Collector”)—the son of the prolific film producer Martin Bregman (“Scarface,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Serpico”) and actor Luis Guzmán have turned their creative attention and ...

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.”

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