January 15th, 2018 will be filled with remembrance and celebration of black creativity and strength at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The show will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and include some of the most talented and hardworking black artist in film, television, music, and literature. Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Chance … Continue reading Issa Rae, Dear White People, Get Out, and more nominated in the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Full List
I was very reluctant to watch Sunday's 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony. I didn't watch the last two years because of the #oscarssowhite situation and I told myself not to get sucked in if they happened to nominate some black creatives this year. I didn't follow through because 1. I knew Moonlight and Viola Davis were … Continue reading Don’t Let the Drama Dim Moonlight’s Shine!
The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards honored the best in film, television, music, and literature. There were little to no surprises for this years winners including Anthony Anderson for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series and his co-star wife, Tracee Ellis Ross for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Taraji P Henson won for the second time in a … Continue reading The Full List of Winners at The 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards
In honor of Black History Month, check out my list of films and television series celebrating and exploring black life throughout history including captivating documentaries, quality biopics, and recent theatrical releases. Remember to celebrate Black History beyond these short 28 days! I am not your Negro (2017) The potent words of writer, activist, and playwright … Continue reading 17 Films and Series to Watch in Honor of Black History Month
The nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards have been released and Moonlight is getting some shine. Directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight leads with 6 nominations including Best Feature and Best Director. American Honey directed by Andrea Arnold, starring Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf also leads with 6 nominations. The documentary 13th, directed … Continue reading Moonlight and American Honey lead in nominations in the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards
The new series, Queen Sugar, isn’t the only project Ava DuVernay has been working on these past couple of years. The brilliant director will explore the many parallels between slavery and mass incarceration in America in the documentary, The 13th. The trailer shows the government and many politicians enforcing racially motivated laws over the years … Continue reading Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay
The 20th anniversary of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) was held in South Beach, Miami this past Wednesday through Sunday. The annual festival, founded by Jeff Friday, provides a much needed platform for filmmakers, actors, and producers of color. In attendance were rapper and actor, Common, who was this year’s Ambassador, Nate Parker, Omari … Continue reading The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) celebrates 20 years