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The Sundance Institute has announced the long list of films that will be showcased at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January. This year’s event had a record-breaking turnout with 14,259 submissions from 52 countries. 112 of those films have been selected to be screened across 10 categories and tons of […]

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LeBron James is adding to his TV roster with a new one-hour drama at NBC. James, […]

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Netflix is going full-steam ahead with their mission to increase representation for Black stars and content creators and its latest line up is full of gems from some of our favorites. Everyone from TLC to Teyana Taylor is getting in on the action and we have the rundown on  the shows and films you can’t […]

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare […]

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Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to Netflix.

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LOS ANGELES — LeBron James just keeps making news that has zilch to do with basketball. Stick to sports — for what? Sunday, it was about a new eight-episode Netflix series on Madam C.J. Walker that he’s co-executive producing with Octavia Spencer, who will also star as Walker. The series will be adapted from On […]

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Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is set to executive produce a new film based on the […]

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Black Panther is selling out theaters across the country and closing in on $500 million globally. Black Panther debuted to a record-breaking $242.2 million over the President’s Day weekend, which included over $25.2 million accounting for it first night alone. Now, industry experts are projecting that the latest Marvel masterpiece will claw its way to the […]

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Over President's Day weekend, the biggest, "Blackest" movie of the year shattered records with a three-day opening of $201.8 million. Once you include the holiday, the  four-day take estimated is said to be at least $235 million.

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Serena Williams is just one of the latest stars to take on the #blackpantherchallenge. Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, rented out an entire theater for a group of girls to enjoy a private screening of Marvel’s Black Panther. The girls are part of the nonprofit organization, Black Girls Code, which offers them […]

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Black Panther’s release is already making history with the all-black cast debuting at $25.2 million in theaters last night. According to the NY Daily News, Marvel’s Black Panther is already putting up heroic numbers at the box office. The movie’s success is a close second behind Avengers: Age of Ultron which earned $27.5 million when […]

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Another celebrity team is stepping up to take on the #BlackPantherChallenge to send more children to see the biggest, blackest movie of the year. According to TMZ, Kendrick Lamar’s record label is sending 1,000 children from three different Watts-area housing projects to see Black Panther for free! Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the owner of Top […]

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'Hidden Figures' actress says she wants Mississippi residents of color to see themselves as superheroes.

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We like when people talk the talk AND walk the walk. Octavia Spencer and Jada Pinkett-Smith do too! Here’s a 60-second recap of a story you should know.

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Jessica Chastain listened when Octavia Spencer said that women of color needed to be included in the discussion about pay equality. According to Spencer, Chastain brokered a “favored nations” deal in which she tied her own salary to Spencer’s in an upcoming holiday comedy. As a result, they were paid five times their asking salary. […]

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  Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis announced the nominees for the 90th Oscars Tuesday, Jan. […]

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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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Get Out really does appear to be the movie of the year for 2017. It was nominated for best picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which announced the nominees Tuesday morning. Its director, Jordan Peele, was also nominated for best director and for best original screenplay. It’s the first horror film […]

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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 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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TORONTO — Fox Searchlight feted its latest offerings, including the Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs tale Battle of the Sexes, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, starring Tyrion Lannister (er, Peter Dinklage) with a swanky party Sunday night. The studio held the party, a fixture here at the Toronto […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers leader LeBron James is on a roll on and off the court. His endeavors in filmmaking keep expanding. Along with Maverick Carter, co-founder of their production company SpringHill Entertainment, James has signed on to produce a scripted drama showcasing the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar-winning actor Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Help) […]

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After playing hidden historical figures on the silver screen, singer Janelle Monáe and actress Octavia […]

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The cast of "Hidden Figures" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film cast, beating out several other Oscar best picture contenders.

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“Hidden Figures” star Octavia Spencer gifted low-income California families with a treat when she bought […]

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Octavia Spencer bought out every ticket to a Los Angeles showing of Hidden Figures so that low-income families would be able to see the film.

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