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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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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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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the […]

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If you’re of a certain age, Space Jam was an integral part of your childhood. You watched it in the theater. You watched it at sleepovers or when you were putting off homework after school. You listened to the soundtrack—a lot. Which is why it’s hard to fathom one-upping the iconic film, in which Michael Jordan helps…

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  Ryan Coogler has just signed on to produce the long-awaited sequel, Space Jam 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Black Panther director will produce the film that picks up where the 1996 original left off. Instead of Michael Jordan in the lead role, a new generation of fans will see LeBron James take […]

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LeBron James plus Ryan Coogler plus Space Jam? What once existed as just a rumor finally seems to be becoming a reality – and it may be bigger and better than anyone expected. According to The Hollywood Reporter, James has tapped Coogler as the producer for James’ long-awaited Space Jam 2. Whoop, there it is, […]

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Thirty years ago, when Coming to America was released, most of the white critics didn’t like it. “In making Coming to America, Murphy seems to have set his sights on the lowest prize imaginable. He aspires to blandness,” Washington Post staff writer Hal Hinson wrote in his review.  Coming to America is a whole lot of […]

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Jesse Williams is an actor, an activist, and an entrepreneur whose new app, Blebrity is likely to become one of your essential party-starters. The Grey’s Anatomy star threw a super-secret soiree at The Soho House in Miami during the 2018 American Black Film Festival and gave his famous friends a chance to dance, unwind, and […]

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The 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) went down in Miami this week and TheGrio was on deck for all of the amazing screenings, panels, and events that highlighted the most influential creators and entertainers in the business. The week-long event featured several panels and seminars that offered insight into the inner workings of the […]

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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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Ryan Coogler never lets us down. The Black Panther director recently revealed the importance of the women of Wakanda and hinted he may have an all-female spin-off on the way during a talk at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. When asked by moderator, Elvis Mitchell, if the female characters in Black Panther were as […]

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It’s time to bring Black Panther home. The film that has earned more than $1 billion worldwide — and counting! — will finally be released on digital May 8 and on Blu-ray May 15, and in both offerings, the film’s director, Ryan Coogler, speaks directly to fans in an intro. Coogler, a former Sacramento State […]

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Creed II began production this week, and we can’t wait to see Michael B. Jordan reprise his mostly shirtless role of Apollo Creed’s son Adonis. Tessa Thompson will also return in the role of Bianca, and Phylicia Rashad has signed on to play his mother, Mary Anne, again. Now, there’s news of another surprise return. While […]

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you know how impactful the final scene of Black Panther is to those of us who are concerned about the growing technology gap. Watching T’Challa and Shuri commit to opening a Wakanda Center in Oakland with the intentions of empowering the youth through introducing new technology to […]

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Blacklisted Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein recently revealed that his company still owes money to former First Daughter, Malia Obama.

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Black Panther is still killing it at the box office, but if you’re still looking for more of the Wakandan king, you won’t have to wait much longer. Marvel is putting out another big blockbuster on April 27, with heroes from all of the previous movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe coming together in Avengers: Infinity War.  […]

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Michael B. Jordan continues to make us all swoon—and this time, it’s for what he’s doing behind the silver screen. The Black Panther star wrote on Instagram, “In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society.”  […]

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Marines on a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, have some explaining to do after an investigation was launched into a racist photograph that appeared online. According to Atlanta Black Star, the racist photo was obtained by a user on Military.com. In the photo, the words “Phat Black N—-r” are visible on a movie marquee on a […]

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Wakanda's reign shows no signs of waning. 'Black Panther' is king of the box office for the third straight weekend.

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If Ryan Coogler isn’t your favorite director by now, then you just haven’t been paying attention. The 31-year-old breakout Marvel director is coming off of creating one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing debuts capturing an estimated $500 million globally in less than a week. But Ryan Coolger has certainly paid his dues. In an in-depth conversation with […]

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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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Cheo Coker is the accomplished, writer, director, and executive producer of Netflix’s Luke Cage. Because of his impeccably diverse resume, Coker is keenly aware of the sudden increase in representations of African-Americans in comic series on both the big and small screens. While everyone’s interest has peeked, it doesn’t necessarily inform how Coker does his job […]

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  Hollywood royalty Angela Bassett is making the rounds to promote her role as Queen Romanda in Black Panther, the highly anticipated superhero movie to be released this Friday. And while Angela Bassett‘s enjoyed dishing on all things Wakanda she also touched on some personal matters that any Black parent can relate to in an interview […]

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Before Michael B. Jordan speaks, most times before he says a word, he breaks into a knowing smile. It’s charismatic, to be sure, but it’s more than that. It’s as if he’s about to let you in on a secret — the secret, the one you didn’t know you’ve been dying to know until the […]

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Essence Magazine is blessing us this March with quite possibly the best cover story of all time. The cover theme, “Welcome To Wakanda: The Stars of Black Panther”, delivers all fans could ever want and need from the most anticipated superhero movie of all time! Writer Karen Good Marable sat down with cast members Chadwick […]

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It says something about an actor when a director crafts a character with him in mind. Daniel Kaluuya is that kind of actor, and the character Ryan Coogler developed and hoped to cast him in for Black Panther is that of W’Kabi. After seeing the Brit of Ugandan heritage in the 2012 short film Baby, Coogler […]

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The stars were out for the Marvel Studios Black Panther Welcome To Wakanda New York Fashion Week Showcase at Industria Studios on Monday night. Some of our favorite cast members from Black Panther were on deck to take in the fashions inspired by the film that hits theaters on February 16. Chadwick Boseman The Black […]

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