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Creed II broke box office records its opening weekend. Not bad for director Steven Caple Jr.’s second feature. “When I got the call to do Creed, I was working on this TV show Grown-ish,” Caple told The Root.I was excited like anyone else would be but at the same time, you know, it came with a different wave of…

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Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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It’s almost time for Michael B. Jordan to return to the big screen in Creed II and the actor took some time to recap several iconic Rocky films to get you all caught up on his character’s background. While some folks are well-versed in the history of ‘Rocky Balboa’ others are newbies who have been […]

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Down the hall and around the corner, there’s a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd who just saw a superhero live and an arm’s length away from them. They’re sated. Beyond. The eclectic audience at this year’s ComplexCon, which is held in downtown Long Beach, California, had a chance to hear from Michael B. Jordan, who wowed international moviegoers […]

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Black excellence was once again on display last night in New York City. And while the cast of Creed II was conspicuously missing its prequel’s writer and director, Ryan Coogler, sequel writer (and Root 100 honoree) Cheo Hodari Coker was on hand, as was sequel director Steven Caple, Jr.

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The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) just announced its 2019 Special Achievement Awards recipients. The organization that will celebrate its tenth annual Awards Gala in February has selected some of the film industry’s brightest stars to receive their coveted award this year: Tendo Nagenda is the Vice President of Original Films at Netflix and has […]

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Perpetually single lover of all women, Michael B. Jordan, has been busy as of late.

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We can’t wait for Michael B. Jordan to show off his talents in the ring again when Creed II hits theaters and we’ve got a sneak peek at what’s to come. The actor who stars in the film as Adonis Creed opens up about what makes the sequel so special and how his character is growing […]

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  Dave Chappelle is doing his part to get people to the polls on Tuesday. The comedian has been making personal phone calls to Maryland voters to encourage them to cast their vote for his longtime friend, and Democratic nominee for governor, Ben Jealous.  “Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle said in a video […]

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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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  It looks like a return to Wakanda is one step closer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler has inked a deal to write and direct Marvel’s Black Panther sequel. Coogler wrote and directed Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyongo, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, and Michael B. Young and the blockbuster shattered expectations by […]

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Michael B. Jordan is shirtless and running in the new trailer for Creed II, prompting us to count the days until the film hits theaters on November 21. The sexy AF Black Panther star will reprise his role as Adonis Creed in the sequel to the 2015 film that introduced him as the unrelenting athlete […]

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Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is slated to play the hero in a series based on two books by author Tom Clancy, according to Variety. In the series that is being adapted by Paramount Jordan will play hero John Clark from Clancy’s books Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. Clark is the second most well known of Clancy’s characters after Jack Ryan. Clark first appeared in […]

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Whether you call him Michael “Bae” Jordan, Michael “Jailbait” Jordan or Michael “You remind me of my little brother” Jordan *raises hand*, there’s no denying that since his breakout role in Fruitvale Station, Michael B. Jordan has become one to watch (bonus points if you remember him from nighttime drama Brothers &

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Fire up your Google calendar and your Outlook — there’s plenty of dope stuff out there to plug in for your fall viewing pleasure. You may have already caught Fox’s new Rel, starring LilRel Howery, and there’s also All American starring Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z and Taye Diggs (out on The CW on Oct. 10). This […]

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  In the category of stories that are almost too cute to print comes this tidbit involving new US Open champion Naomi Osaka, buff “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan and the always-starting-something Ellen DeGeneres. It seems Jordan has sent Osaka a video of himself after learning via DeGeneres that Osaka has a crush on him, according to Insider. Osaka […]

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There’s only one circumstance under which I want Michael B. Jordan to take on the role of Clark Kent: The movie is named Black Superman. This week, Henry Cavill may or may not have walked away from the DC Comics film vehicle, as they are shifting their focus from the male lead to Supergirl for […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept […]

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The last two years have shown Hollywood that diversity in front of and behind the camera pays major dividends, both in quality and box office receipts. No surprise, then, when Warner Bros. launched a new policy aimed at bringing more underrepresented talent into their productions—and they’re tapping one of Hollywood’s…

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Michael B. Jordan keeps proving he’s the ultimate #Bae and his latest surprise left one of his biggest fans stunned. The gorgeous actor decided to surprise Audeva Agyeman with a real life visit on the set of Creed 2 after she took a cardboard cutout of him to her prom. The Black Panther star posted a video […]

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“Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan took to Instagram to gather support for a pre-organized […]

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Micheal B. Jordan just found his new TV family and we can’t wait for his Netflix show, Raising Dion, to hit the streaming service next year.  Ja’Siah Young will star as ‘Dion Reese,’ a curious, playful, and intelligent 7-year-old boy who is learning he has some very special abilities – he can move things with […]

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  The 2018 BET Awards went down Sunday night in Los Angeles and featured tons of high-energy performances, touching moments, and a few unexpected surprises. Here’s our list of the top 6 moments of the night: Jamie Foxx Goes Off-Script Jamie Foxx wasn’t the most impressive host of the star-studded show that aired live from the […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago will pick up […]

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We’ll still have to wait another five months before we can see the highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s gripping Creed, but today, fans got their first glimpse at where this next chapter is taking us — and, not for nothing, Creed II looks amazing. As a refresher: Black Panther director Ryan Coogler reinvigorated one of […]

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The digital, blu-ray, and DVD release of Black Panther is something to celebrate, and now just because fans can watch the masterpiece from the comforts of their own homes whenever they want to be inspired. The bonus features include commentary from the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, that illuminated several facts we never knew about our […]

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Maude Garrett is sorry, folks. Garret is the journalist who tried and failed to get Michael B. Jordan to do the Wakanda salute during an interview about Black Panther.

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Michael B. Jordan has been getting tons of hate from fans who believe he only dates white women. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, the actor finally set the record straight while discussing what went in to perfecting the role of Killmonger in Black Panther. “It took me to a dark place, this […]

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Sylvia Wilson is inspiring social media users everywhere to shoot their shot. Earlier this week, the  21-year-old Temple University student, found the courage to slide into Michael B. Jordan’s DMs after hearing he was on campus filming Creed II. And much to the surprise of everyone on the internet he not only responded, but agreed to meet […]

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