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If you can see the humanity in a gorilla or in Cecil the lion, but can’t see the humanity in a 12-year-old who’s gunned down within seconds for acting like a child — that’s the conversation we need to be having in Hollywood about inclusion. If you don’t see the value of me and my […]

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For more on the American Black Film Festival, read: Day 1: Black Hollywood mingles amid diversity strides Day 2: The woman of ‘Central Intelligence’ and the changes in black Hollywood Day 3: Being black in Hollywood means kinship, and taking ownership of imagery

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There’s this strange combination of networks and distributors having low expectations of us and the products we provide. And the history of our business — of there not being enough work for us — is that we gotta take whatever comes our way because we don’t have a choice. It’s been a challenge throughout the […]

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Hollywood is a secret Ivy League society that doesn’t give membership to just anybody. And with very few exceptions, black Hollywood hangs on the outskirts, creating film without nearly the same resources as the major players. Black Hollywood finally got sick of being on the outside looking in, sick of questioning why it couldn’t have […]

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theGRIO REPORT - The 16th Annual American Black Film Festival, which wrapped up Sunday, boasts thousands of attendees who convene under the lustrous backdrop of palm trees, a summer-soft breeze and the popularly known glitz and glamour of South Beach...

The post ABFF post-script: Black communities vie to be seen amid the glitz of Miami Beach appeared first on theGrio.

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