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A few of our favorite stars including Amandla Stenberg and John David Washington were honored at the 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday night. The annual event took place at The Beverly Hilton and was hosted by Crazy Rich Asians star, Awkwafina. EXCLUSIVE: Amandla Stenberg and Amma Asante on ‘Where Hands […]

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Denzel Washington joined the Boys & Girls Club of America when he was 5. He's never really left.

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Actor Denzel Washington has helped mark the start of renovations at playwright August Wilson's childhood home in Pittsburgh.

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Monsters and Men is a stirring film that illuminates the different ways people are affected by police brutality. Written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, the movie that stars Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and John David Washington is a must-see for anyone willing to take a closer look at the ongoing police violence against […]

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On Monday night, I went to check out the documentary dedicated to the creation of the classic Robert Townsend movie The Five Heartbeats. Full disclosure: The Five Heartbeats is my second-favorite movie of all time. Coming to America currently occupies that No. 1 slot, but it’s really more like 1 and 1a.


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Actor John David Washington is being showered with praise across social media for showing mad love to the most important Black woman in his life… his mother, actress and singer Pauletta Washington. The BlacKkKlansman star recently sat down with the TODAY Show’s Craig Melvin to discuss his breakout role and what it was like growing up […]

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  John David Washington is the star of Black Kkklansman and if you haven’t already purchased your tickets…get on it. The Spike Lee joint is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a Black detective who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and it’s not to be missed. We caught […]

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John David Washington’s master plan was not football. Football was the escape. He fell in love with acting when he was 5 years old. He was watching his father pace as he was running through lines from Richard III for a Shakespeare in the Park performance. “When we were walking the streets,” said Washington, 34, […]

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When John David Washington burst onto the scene in his role on Ballers, few people realized he’s the son of Denzel Washington. Now, the actor who stars in Spike Lee‘s Black Kkklansman is revealing his reason for trying to keep his famous father’s rep separate form his own. The actor who spent six years playing […]

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It’s a great weekend to go to the movies thanks to several films featuring some of our favorite stars. From Omari Hardwick to Denzel Washington, tons of Black actors are lighting up the silver screen right now. Here’s a rundown of what to see  this weekend: Blindspotting: The masterpiece from Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal […]

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  Denzel Washington proved he’s still a winner, with his latest flick, The Equalizer 2 reigning supreme at the box office over the weekend despite the fact that Mama Mia: Here We Go Again opened the same weekend. Both sequels boasted serious star power (Mama Mia starred Meryl Streep and Cher), with the  musical predicted to earn […]

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In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel […]

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MMA fighter Jay Hieron’s most memorable bout was in 2006, when he became welterweight champion of the International Fight League. But his latest fight is pretty good too. He appears alongside Denzel Washington in the film Equalizer 2, which hits the big screen on Friday. Hieron, whose real name is James Thomas Hieronymus, plays “harried […]

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It’s the unexpected that Denzel Washington looks for — in his illustrious career and in his choice of a professional basketball team. In both cases, he wants a win. But he likes knowing that he’s in for a fun surprise either way. Washington, the 63-year-old, two-time Oscar winner who, quite frankly, is one of the […]

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A quick look at today’s headlines or an exhaustive review of world history books would reveal the same conclusion: Anything can be legal. Anything can be illegal. It all depends upon who is in charge of making the laws and interpreting them. But right and wrong is another story. It’s not our newspapers or history […]

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The Equalizer 2 hits theaters on July 20 and it looks like fans are in for a blood bath. Denzel Washington will reprise his role as Robert McCall in the sequel to the 2014 film, The Equalizer and this time, he’s called back into action after trying his best to mind his business as a Lyft […]

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The 2018 Tony Awards took place in New York City on Sunday night and although there wasn’t much color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black performers on deck to celebrate the biggest night in theatre. Kerry Washington, Tiffany Haddish, Brian Tyree Henry, and Tituss Burgess were a few of the famous […]

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  The nominees for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday and there are tons of Black faces up for top honors in major categories this year. Denzel Washington is up for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in The Iceman Cometh, which has received rave reviews since it officially […]

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This is the first of two stories celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the basketball cult classic He Got Game. The film, directed by Spike Lee and starring Ray Allen and Denzel Washington, hit theaters on May 1, 1998. His IMDb page features nearly two dozen television and film credits. His résumé boasts a Master of […]

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Denzel Washington, Entertainment, Fences, The Iceman Cometh -

Denzel Washington is heading to Broadway and he’s already racking up top honors. The Oscar-winning actor who is set to star in George C. Wolfe’s upcoming production of The Iceman Cometh, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award from New Dramatist at their 69th Annual Spring Luncheon. –Black residents in Austin on high alert after fourth […]

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Debate, Denzel Washington, Great Debaters, HBCU, HBCUs, News, Speech, The Great Debaters, Top Stories, Wiley College -

When “The Great Debaters” (2007) hit movie theaters ten years ago, it captivated audiences with the power of young black people speaking their minds. The true inspiration for the movie, Wiley College‘s debate team, still stands today, working to be a voice for the voiceless and to strengthen its legacy. Wiley College recently participated in the […]

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Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards on Tuesday morning from and we’re pretty excited about the long list of black celebs who nabbed the coveted nominations. Haddish and Serkis were joined by a few more celebs including Priyanka Chopra, Selma Hayek, Rosario Dawson, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana, […]

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With all due respect to Jack Nicholson, Spike Lee, E-40, Drake and Billy Crystal, Los Angeles Lakers courtside season-ticket holder Denzel Washington is the coolest NBA fan. So in honor of the two-time Academy Award winner, The Undefeated’s 2017-18 NBA midseason awards are named after Washington’s movie roles, other characters in his movies or the […]

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The 2018 Golden Globes nominations have been revealed and this year’s list turned up some surprising results. While there are a few black actors who scored nominations in major categories, other parts of the list are still pretty light on diversity. When it comes to the big screen, Denzel Washington is up for Best Actor […]

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After Big Mama and Big Daddy clear the table of fried turkey, mac ’n’ cheese, collards, potato salad and more — and after the last football game ends — it’s time to head to the movies with a slice of pie. But instead of vegging out to watch marathons of delicious reality shows (you know […]

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#InsecureHBO, Chris Paul, Denzel Washington, Insecure, Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Paul George, Sarunas Jackson, Television, Yvonne Orji -

Sarunas J. Jackson is working to become a household name in the acting world. Fans of the hit HBO show Insecure certainly know him as “Dro,” the married dude who says he is in an open relationship and is sleeping with Molly. Along with joining Insecure in its second season, Jackson has a basketball background […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Barry Bonds, Denzel Washington, Get Lifted, Grant Hill, Ice Cube, John David Washington, Ken Griffey Jr., Kids, Laila Ali, Mario Van Peebles, Maya Rudolph, MLB, NBA -

Many athletes, artists, actors and other superstars have followed in the footsteps of their parents. Some we see on the big screen, others we see on the field or basketball court. Others are behind the director’s chair making some of our favorite films. And we are all here for it. In 2016 when the HBO […]

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Ava Duvernay, Barry Jenkins, Denzel Washington, Ezra Edelman, Moonlight, O.J. Simpson, The Oscars -

HOLLYWOOD — When the little guys — Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner — from Barry Jenkins’ most excellent Oscar-winning film Moonlight walked the red carpet, they gushed that the career they were most chasing is Denzel Washington’s. By the time 2020 hits, it’s his career they hope to have. An hour or so later, the […]

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Denzel Washington, Fences, Movies, The Oscars -

Since Nov. 8, 2016, we’ve been in a dire search for hope. This search for hope and happiness leads us to place more weight on social and sporting events. Like the recent Super Bowl, for example — in which the Falcons, who make their home in majority-black Atlanta, faced off against a New England Patriots […]

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