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Historically Black Colleges and Universities How will they survive and thrive in the 21st century? For decades, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been vital to educating and uplifting African-Americans. They have taught generations of men and women and helped change the course of America. But their relevance and sustainability are being challenged now […]

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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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As activists in Sacramento, Calif., continue to demonstrate and demand justice in the police-related deaths of Stephon Clark, Brandon Smith and Darell Richardson, it’s a reminder that extrajudicial violence by police takes it toll on the community at large just as it does on the families of the victims.


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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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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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This past weekend, I saw the sensational Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman, a movie that tells the true story of African-American detective Ron Stallworth, who in 1979 infiltrated a local chapter of the Ku Klux Kan in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  As with Lee’s best films, this one explores the explosive, minefield laden issue of race, drawing […]

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BlackKklansman hits theaters today and we can’t wait for the world’s reaction to the Spike Lee joint that highlights how much is at stake when we let hatred reign supreme. The flick stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and draws undeniable […]

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Black Hollywood was out in full effect on Wednesday night for the premiere of Spike Lee‘s latest joint, BlackKklansman.  Stars swarmed the red carpet before watching the film that focuses on the true-life story of  Ron Stallworth, a Black detective who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Executive producer, Jordan Peele, was […]

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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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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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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington has technically worked with Spike […]

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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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John David Washington hid from the world. Instead of embracing the fame and attention that accompanied his role on HBO’s original series Ballers, Washington receded. He kind of stayed to himself as co-stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Corddry, Troy Garity and London Brown basked in the spotlight. Though Washington had made a name for […]

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