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Film celebrates superhero Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall said it elegantly and honestly when he said that “sometimes history takes things into its own hands.” The more brutal assessment is that history is told by the victors, not the victims, so the truth is rarely part ...

'The Mayor' brings timely laughs to politics

OK, stop if you've heard this one: A guy enters a political race as a publicity stunt to help boost his brand, and actually winds up winning and faces the thorny challenges of holding elected office.

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is roundly entertaining

In 2014, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced filmgoers to the international intelligence agency operating with the highest diplomatic, scholarly and gentlemanly behavior with the ultimate goal of keeping the world safe.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest: TV overview

With the lines between television and film becoming increasingly blurred, film festivals have begun showcasing premiere television and streaming service programming as well.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest film highlights

The 21st annual Urbanworld Film Festival was a treasure trove of quality, entertaining, thought-provoking stories about people who endeavor to forge lives in densely packed, high-energy, fast-moving metropolises across the globe.

21st annual Urbanworld Film Fest film highlights

In America, the word urban has been bastardized to some extent because of our hysterical obsession with race.

Maysles screens ‘Copwatch’ doc Sept. 22-23

To protect and to serve is the motto that began, in 1955, with the Los Angeles Police Department and was further adopted by many other police forces.

Lena Waithe becomes first Black woman to win Emmy for comedy writing

Netflix series “Master of None” co-star Lena Waithe became the first African-American women to win an Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.

Director Sharon Lewis on Urbanworld debut of ‘Brown Girl Begins’

Never give up on your dreams, especially if it’s to make a film. Sharon Lewis was a struggling actress browsing the shelves in a Los Angeles bookstore in 1998 when Nalo Hopkinson’s just published “Brown Girl in the Ring” caught ...

Diversity took center stage at Emmys

Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Emmy 2017: The winners list

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, aired Sunday on CBS.

Common becomes first rapper to win Oscar, Grammy and Emmy

Common has come a long way from his early days of rhyming in Chicago in the 90s.

Tribeca TV Fest September 22 to September 24

Everything about the entertainment space has changed. The box office for movies continues to drop.

Spike Lee, Jordan Peele team up for new film

It has been reported that Jordan Peele, creator of the breakout Black horror thriller “Get Out,” has teamed up with Spike Lee to direct and produce a new film project titled “Black Klansman,” and will follow the story of a ...

Urbanworld Film Fest returns Sept. 20-24

In the spirit of those who reach for the stars to change the world, Stacy Spikes created the Urbanworld Film Festival 21 years ago. Spikes is a former executive at Miramax and October Films.