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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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Lupita Nyong’o is currently gracing the cover of Porter and opening up about her struggles in the industry. The Oscar-winning actress revealed that her natural hair has prompted people to criticize her look and even cost her some gigs. “My hair is something that, historically, has been shunned. I mean, how often do you hear […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. […]

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Cultural activist Kamil Oshundara has landed the job of many people’s dreams. She will join Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions as a specialist in academic and cultural research for story lines and character development, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Peele is the comedian and creator of the iconic horror film Get Out that represented the angst of being a Black […]

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Get Out director, Jordan Peele, is bringing a killer new series to Amazon Studios and we can’t wait to see it. The genius who nabbed an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out has just inked a deal with the streaming service to release The Hunt. The 10-episode order is sure to deliver the […]

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Jordan Peele and BuzzFeed have teamed up to produce a PSA that warns the public about what some are already dubbing a “fake news apocalypse”— the idea that technology is making it easier than ever to create (and then disseminate) disinformation and propaganda online.

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Tracy Morgan is ready to continue his triumphant return to television with his hilarious new series, The Last OG.  The comedy co-stars Tiffany Haddish and premieres April 3 on TBS. TheGrio caught up with Tracy Morgan to find out why we should all be tuning in. “It’s refreshing. You can expect a little bit of everything,” […]

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Black celebs showed up and showed out at this year’s Oscars and the significance of history-making year in film was not lost on Vanity Fair. Their photographer, Mark Seliger, captured several stunning photos of beautiful black folks like Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, and Zoe Kravitz at their portrait studio on Sunday night. Lena Waithe posted one on […]

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This year, awards shows have embraced the “representation matters” idea, and no story illuminates that more than the unexpected connection that Jordan Peele revealed he had to another African-American Oscar winner. Sunday night, the Get Out writer and director made history by becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay — […]

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Oscars 2018 was a night of wins and memorable moments! Here is #TheDownload for March 5th. It’s a celebration in Black Hollywood. Director and creator Jordan Peele became the first African-American director in history to win an Oscar at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Peele won Best Original Screenplay for his horror film ‘Get Out.’ […]

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Only a couple Black folks walked home with a statue from this year's Academy Awards ceremony (Congrats Jordan and Kobe!), but as our people are wont to do, we still showed up and showed out.

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Ever since Jordan Peele’s Get Out was nominated for an Oscar, it’s been mired in controversy. But despite the “Horror/Comedy” nomination, to “anti-white” and “racist” accusations, it still raked in millions of dollars at the box office and garnered critical acclaim. And Sunday night Jordan Peele made history as the first African-American to win an […]

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Jordan Peele made history at the 90th Annual Academy Awards winning the award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Get Out. The critically acclaimed film Get Out was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture. Taking the stage Jordan Peele had a lot to be thankful for being that he’s the […]

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Jordan Peele, Ava DuVernay, and Spike Lee take top honors at AAFCA Awards at the Taglyan Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

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The African American Film Critics Association is gearing up for its ninth annual AAFCA Awards ceremony this week, celebrating the best of the year in film, television and new media. On Wednesday, the world’s largest group of professional Black film critics will honor some of Black Hollywood’s brightest stars including Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Laurence […]

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Critically-acclaimed Get Out has been nominated for four Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, and Best Picture. The film has failed to win any of the larger award shows like the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and the Golden Globes. If this holds true, Get Out may not have a strong […]

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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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The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and while there weren’t a ton of people of color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black folks at the big event. Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us star, Susan Kelechi Watson served up some serious leg when […]

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The 23rd Annural Critics’ Choice Awards went down in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and there wasn’t much color in the winner’s circle this year. Jay Pharaoh presented the first award of the night for Best Comedy to The Big Sick after opening the show with a freestyle rapping skit alongside host, Olivia Munn. Fortunately, […]

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This year’s list of Golden Globes nominations are causing quite the stir thanks to some serious snubs and flubs from the Hollywood Foreign Press. Although a few of our favorites nabbed some nominations, (Anthony Anderson, Issa Rae, MJB, and Denzel to name a few) there were some glaring gaps in other areas. The biggest shocker […]

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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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Marcus Henderson has an acting portfolio that goes back as far as 2007. His most memorable roles are as Big Sid in the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained (starring with Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington) and Walter in Jordan Peele’s new race-provoking horror/comedy Get Out. He just recently was a co-star in the Urban Movie […]

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GAME. BLOUSES. On Sunday, Savannah State University’s cheerleading team became the first HBCU (historically black college or university) to win the national cheerleading title when the one-man, 12-woman, all-black unit took first place at the CheerSport Nationals in Atlanta. The school received a tremendous amount of love from fellow HBCUs, as well as Bring It […]

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