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2019 academy awards, alan elliott, amazing grace, aretha franklin, aretha franklin death, documentary, queen of soul, sydney pollack -

Try to sit through the two minutes and 38 seconds of the Amazing Grace trailer without getting the least bit emotional. We dare you. In fact, we’ll wait.

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Boxing, Common, Documentary, Drew Brees, Film, Michael Finley, Movies, Tony Parker -

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s creative community came out on Tuesday night for the premiere screening of a documentary that aims to deliver hope. They Fight follows a group of Washington, D.C., athletes who are part of the Lyfe Style Boxing training program. Coached by Walter Manigan, the young men are also mentored by him on […]

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Black History, CulturePlay, Documentary, Dr. Dre, Hip-Hop, Long Beach, Los Angeles Lakers, Music, New Balance, Warren G -

There aren’t many moments that would provoke a veteran producer to want “to slap the s—” out of anyone. But — oversimplifying the art of music production in front of West Coast legend Warren G makes him think of certain moments of Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Story. An overreaction? Of course. But Long Beach, California’s, […]

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Channing Tatum, Cleveland Cavaliers, Documentary, Hollywood, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies, NBA, SpringHill Entertainment, YouTube -

In a move that wasn’t exactly a secret, it was announced on Sunday evening that the NBA’s biggest star would be taking his talents to Hollywood. Yes, it’s the hope of the Los Angeles Lakers organization that he help shepherd the franchise into a championship team again — but LeBron James clearly has his eyes […]

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CulturePlay, Documentary, Gucci Mane, Hip-Hop, Migos, Music, Nicki Minaj, Rap, Red Bull Music, Zaytoven -

It’s an unlikely one, but the combination of church music and trap music has been a flourishing formula for Xavier Dotson, known in music circles as Atlanta superproducer Zaytoven. Since the mid-2000s, he’s been the visionary behind tracks for artists such as Gucci Mane, Future and the Migos, and he is widely regarded as one […]

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Documentary, HBCU, Independent Lens, PBS, Stanley Nelson, Tell Them We Are Rising -

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson was on a mission. After more than 20 years of experience directing and producing, Nelson believed it was time to pay homage to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have done so much to contribute to the world in which we live today. The 100-plus HBCUs still in existence were the […]

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Documentary, John Ridley, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Riots, Movies, Rodney King, Television, The Oscars -

If you’ve been paying attention these past few years, you see exactly what John Ridley is trying to do. The Oscar-winning filmmaker — he earned Hollywood’s biggest prize for writing the adapted screenplay of 2013’s 12 Years a Slave — has been working on projects that entertain and educate. When you experience a John Ridley […]

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Baltimore, Documentary, Freddie Gray, HBO, Police Shootings, Race, Social Activism -

A better name for Baltimore Rising, the new HBO documentary on black life in the city after the death of Freddie Gray, might be Baltimore Stuck. To characterize the city as rising, as director Sonja Sohn does, might be a reach, given the deeply entrenched problems of its poorest residents. Baltimore Rising attempts to highlight […]

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Documentary, Get Lifted, I Had a Dream, Master P, No Limit -

2017 has been one of the most productive and creative in years for entertainment mogul and entrepreneur Master P. From reality television to No Limit reunions, Master P is proving he still has staying power after more than 20 years in the entertainment industry. Lately, Master P’s focus has been centered on his children and […]

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Cherry Bomb, Documentary, Odd Future, the Creator, Tyler -

Tyler, the Creator does the most. As a creative, he’s got his hands in all sorts of products and projects from music to sports to fashion. But back in 2015, when his solo album Cherry Bomb dropped, people weren’t necessarily ready for his brand of weird to go full mainstream. He had all sorts of […]

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Daily Uplift, Documentary, EPIX, Get Lifted, Serena Williams -

Leave it to four-time Olympic gold medalist Serena Williams to allow the public to see her life. She just debuted Serena, a new EPIX original documentary narrated by Williams and directed by Ryan White, which premiered Wednesday. Viewers will witness the external pressures and vulnerabilities Williams faces in her quest to achieve four Grand Slam […]

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Basketball, Documentary, Film, Julius Erving, NBA, News, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports, The Doctor -

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming documentary will look at the life and career of Julius Erving, on the 30th anniversary of his only NBA championship.

The post New documentary on Julius Erving to air in June appeared first on theGrio.

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Concussions, Documentary, Entertainment, Head Games, Hoop Dreams, News, NFL, Player Safety, Pop Warner, Sports, Steve James, Youth Football -

CHICAGO (AP) — The director of "Hoop Dreams" is taking on the concussion crisis in sports with his latest film...

The post ‘Hoop Dreams’ director tackles football concussions in new film appeared first on theGrio.

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Beyoncé, Beyonce Knowles, Directing, Documentary, Entertainment, Starring -

Beyoncé Knowles will be starring and directing a documentary about her life...

The post Beyoncé to direct, star in documentary about her life appeared first on theGrio.

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AIDS, America, Black, Documentary, Endgame, Entertainment, Film, Health, HIV/AIDS, Julian Bond, Magic Johnson, PBS -

theGRIO REPORT - The new documentary 'Endgame: AIDS in Black America' is a two-hour exploration of how black America is coping with the epidemic....

The post New film 'Endgame' tackles AIDS in black America appeared first on theGrio.

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Celebrity Couples, Documentary, Entertainment, Film, Inspiration, Life's Essentials With Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee -

The relationship between the late Ossie Davis and his widow Ruby Dee is one of the most legendary in Hollywood history...

The post New documentary to pay tribute to Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee appeared first on theGrio.

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Documentary, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Ice T, Rap, Rap Lyrics, Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, The Art of Rap -

ATLANTA (AP) - Ice-T is infatuated with the clever wordplay associated with rap music....

The post Ice-T focuses on rap craft in ‘The Art of Hip-Hop’ appeared first on theGrio.

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1992 Olympics, Barcelona, Documentary, Dream Team, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA, News, Olympic Basketball, Scottie Pippen, Sports, Sports Documentary, The Dream Team -

theGRIO REPORT - Twenty years later, there's still very little doubt the1992 Dream Team is the greatest collection of talent ever assembled in team sports...

The post ‘Dream Team’ documentary’s 5 most intriguing moments appeared first on theGrio.

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A Death in the Family, Death, Documentary, Entertainment, Film, Grammy Awards, Grammys, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Grammy Awards producers learned of Whitney Houston's death less than 24 hours before the live telecast, they scrapped parts of the script...

The post New film shows how Whitney Houston's death changed Grammys appeared first on theGrio.

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