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Posts Tagged ‘black film’

Sanaa Lathan to Star in Netflix Adaptation of ‘Nappily Ever After’

“Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan is set to topline the Netflix film “Nappily Ever After,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name. Haifaa Al-Mansour, who helmed the critically acclaimed “Wadjda,” is on board to direct with Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared Leboff, and Lathan producing. The movie is a passion project for…

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Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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Dave Chappelle Returns!

He’s back! Over a decade ago, after reaching legendary status as a comedian, Dave Chappelle walked away from the game – and 50 million dollars. After his hugely successful sketch comedy show The Chappelle Show blew up on Comedy Central, the network offered the comedian a 50 million dollar deal for new seasons of the…

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Goapele’s debut film #WhereIsBeauty screens at 25th annual Pan African Film Festival

​ LOS ANGELES, CA  –  Singer-Songwriter, Goapele delivers in a breath of fresh air performance with independent film, #WhereIsBeauty.  Officially selected to premiere at the 25th anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival, the female-dominated film serves as “Chicken Soup for the Soul” for millennial women of color defining their beauty on social media.  The…

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Did #OscarsSoWhite Work?

One year after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite took over social media, and a heavyweight list of Hollywood A-listers chimed in on the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, the Academy responded by nominating a record six Black actors for this year’s awards. Denzel Washington received a nod for best actor in his awesome work in…

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  Musical superstar and social critic/activist, Janelle Monáe and civil rights icon, Andrew Young engaged with students, press and influencers at a private screening of I Am Not Your Negro,  which was just recently nominated as “Best Documentary Feature” for the 89th Academy Awards! Hosted by famed visual artist and scholar, Fahamu Pecou, the evening kicked off with a special presentation…

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Roxanne Shante biopic produced by Pharrell set to debut at Sundance

Rapper Roxanne Shante is the latest star to have a biopic made about their life, and this one will be screening at Sundance. The film will document 14-year-old Shante’s rise to fame during the 80’s. She gained her fame by writing a response to UTFO’s hit, “Roxanne Roxanne.” She named her song “Roxanne’s Revenge” and…

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MakeUp x BreakUp with Eric Dickens

  These days dating can be difficult for us, but Eric Dickens makes it look like it makes sense with his show MakeUp x BreakUp. Originating from West Philly, Eric took his talents to New York for New School University and captured a different scene. With the crazy life of New York and its social…

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Codeblack Developing Angela Davis Biopic

Codeblack Films is developing a highly anticipated film about the life of iconic activist Angela Davis and at the helm of the project is a Black woman — film producer Sidra Smith. And if you can’t tell, we couldn’t be more excited! Codeblack Films has acquired the movie rights to “Angela Davis: An Autobiography” with plans…

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