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2018 black movies, black celebrities, black girl magic, black hollywood, black movies, if beale street could talk, new york film critics circle awards, regina hall, regina king, support the girls -

As Prince once sagely said, all the critics love you in New York—that is, if your name is Regina. That’s the case for 2018, when Regina Hall and Regina King garnered acting accolades from the New York Film Critics Circle.

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Big things often come from small beginnings or so we’ve been told. So we were happy to pull out our magnifying glasses to check out the much-discussed trailer for Guava Island, which co-stars Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), and Rihanna.

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black celebrities, black girl magic, black hollywood, black movies, taraji p henson, what men want, what women want -

What do men want? Hell if I know (though I have my suspicions), but Taraji P. Henson’s going to help us find out in What Men Want, due for release on February 8, 2019, with a new extended trailer out Friday.

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black content creators, Black Hollywood, Dormtainment, HBCU, Howard, Howard Homecoming, Howard University, News, YouTube, youtubeblack -

For a lot of Black creatives, all they need is a camera and a digital platform to make magic. That’s why Howard University recently teamed up with Youtube and Youtube Black Hollywood to put on their second annual YouTube Black Fanfest. That’s why thousands of Howard University students and fans of Youtube Sensations packed Cramton Auditorium to […]

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2018 governors awards, academy awards, ava duvernay, black hollywood, cicely tyson, governors awards, miss jane pittman, oprah, oprah winfrey, oscars, whoopi goldberg -

Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her honorary Oscar. She is the first black woman to ever win the honor.

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“I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish.

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black boy joy, black excellence, black hollywood, black lgbtq, black panther, lgbt, lgbtqia -

The older I get, the more selective I get with how I hand out my fucks. For example, I give a fuck about going to work, because I enjoy having a roof over my head and I also give a fuck about staying thin, hence why I run like I’m being chased in a horror movie.

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Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of director Malcolm D. Lee’s first major film, The Best Man, which hit theaters in October 1999. Since then, he has directed multiple movies with predominately African-American casts, including this year’s Night School and last year’s blockbuster comedy smash, Girls Trip. But…

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to turn the tables on the unseasoned for their ill-advised antics? Imagine getting reparations with a carefully worded incantation that gives a pompous bigot a taste of his own medicine.

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Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including "Black Panther," actress and award-winning writer Lena Waithe said.

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adrienne banfield jones, black hollywood, celebrity marriages, hollywood marriages, jada pinkett smith, marriage, red table talk, scientology, swingers, will smith, willow smith -

In its first 10-episode season, Jada Pinkett Smith’s highly successful web series, Red Table Talk, was a lot of things. It was a place of reckoning, remembrance, reconciliation and revelations by Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, and any number of well-known friends and guests.

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ava duvernay, black hollywood, black movies, black music, documentaries, netflix, paisley park, prince, the beautiful ones -

“Black excellence” is a phrase oft-used at The Root, but we’re not sure it’s quite adequate to describe this news: In the midst of completing her highly anticipated drama for Netflix, The Central Park Five, Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay is also in production on another documentary for the…

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Black Authors, Black Hollywood, Entertainment, Opinion, The Hate U Give -

Writer Ayaana Marie loved The Hate U Give and wanted to feel the same for the movie, but things did not turned out as she had hoped.

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black celebrities, black hollywood, black stylists, law roach, red carpet, red carpet event, red carpet style, star, who wore it best, zendaya -

Fun fact: Give us a major red carpet event to cover, and the first thing we’re wondering is “what will Zendaya wear?” At only 22 years old, the former Disney star has proven to be even bigger one the red carpet, sparking much-needed cultural conversations while exhibiting an aesthetic and sophistication wise beyond…

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The TV academy's first African-American chairman, Hayma Washington, is stepping down after two years.

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Black Hollywood, Entertainment, News, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, UNCF -

Ossie Davis would have turned 100 years old on December 18, 2017 and to honor what would have been his 100th year of life, his children have partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) for the $10,000 Ossie Davis Legacy Award Scholarship.

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black celebrities, black films, black hollywood, black movies, kevin hart, malcolm d lee, night school, tiffany haddish, will packer -

The thrill is far from gone. In its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival started strong with a screening of the upcoming comedy Night School, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and directed by Girls Trip hit-maker Malcolm D. Lee.

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2018 emmy awards, angela bassett, black actresses, black hollywood, fake news, omarosa manigault newman -

Fun fact: The woman in the picture on the above left is not the controversial Omarosa Manigault Newman, but revered actress Angela Bassett. But you wouldn’t know that from several outlets that misidentified the Oscar-nominated actress after the Emmy Awards on Monday night.

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She’s hilarious, adorable, versatile, has a profound love for Prince and is descended from the musical genius that was Minnie Riperton, but after decades in entertainment, lately, Maya Rudolph has been enjoying the kind of buzz usually reserved for ingenues.

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2018 emmy awards, atlanta, black celebrities, black hollywood, donald glover, emmys, emmys so white, red carpet, red carpet style, regina king, thandie newton, the root tv, tracee ellis ross, yara shahidi -

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

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black celebrities, black hollywood, celebrity divorces, divorce, duane martin, splitsville, the shirt off his back, tisha campbell, tisha campbell martin -

Twenty years of marriage, two children ... and $750,000 worth of shirts. That’s what Martin star Tisha Campbell-Martin says entitles her to spousal support from estranged husband Duane Martin, after learning that her soon-to-be ex is the owner of more than 500 shirts costing approximately $1,500 each. You do the…

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Issa Rae is happy—and why shouldn’t she be? She’s the creator and star of a hit show in its third season, in the process of creating several more projects, has a contract with CoverGirl and has quickly become a bona fide fashion star in her own right. (CFDA Awards, anyone?) And now, she’s the star of Glamour…

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black actresses, black celebrities, black girl magic, black hair, black hair politics, black hollywood, viola davis, wage equality, wage gap, widows -

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety

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aretha franklins funeral, b michael, black celebrities, black designers, black hollywood, cfda black designers, cicely tyson, cicely tysons hat -

At five feet, three inches, 93-year-old acting legend Cicely Tyson may be a petite woman, but her presence has always been larger than life—as was the hat she wore to pay tribute to friend Aretha Franklin last Friday.

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black girl magic, black hollywood, dear white people, logan browning, netflix, netflix strong black leads -

Identity is no small issue for Dear White People’s Logan Browning. Aside from her leading role as the oft-confused but always outspoken biracial firebrand Samantha White, Browning tells Refinery29 she’s spent her entire life being asked: “What are you?”

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black comedians, black girl magic, black hollywood, comedy, janelle james, netflix, pure comedy -

Fun fact: The first time I saw comedian Janelle James perform, while sitting in the audience of a 2015 taping of Wyatt Cenac’s comedy showcase, “Night Train,” I knew she was someone I wanted to know. The woman was strumming my pain and singing my life, hilariously lamenting the state of once-epic breasts and proposing…

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@AP, Black Hollywood, Black Women, Diversity, Entertainment, Film, News, Video -

Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed.

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Black Hollywood, Black Men, Entertainment, Fast and Furious, News, The Rock, Tyrese, Video -

It looks like Tyrese Gibson may finally be seeing the error of his ways when it comes to his public messges to The Rock.

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Black Hollywood, Donald Glover, Entertainment, James Earl Jones, Opinion, Star Wars -

Donald Glover bringing his special brand of Blackness to the Star Wars series has writer Dustin Seibert thinking about the Blackest moments/characters in the 41-year history of Star Wars. Here are five of them.

The post Beyond Donald Glover’s Lando: 5 of the Blackest characters in ‘Star Wars’ 41-year history appeared first on theGrio.

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