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Entertainment, Film, Julius Tennon, News, Shirley Chisholm, Sundance Film Festival, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm, Troupe Zero, Video, Viola Davis, WIDOWS< JuVee Productions -

  On the heels of announcing her partnership with Amazon Studios, Viola Davis has landed the leading role in their upcoming film, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The Oscar-Winning actress, whose company, JuVee Productions, inked a first-look deal with the company, will play Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of […]

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A Boy, A Dream, A Girl, Entertainment, Film, John Legend, Meagan Good, Monster, Omari Hardwick, Sundance Film Festival -

The annual Sundance Film Festival went down this week in Park City, Utah and black filmmakers and celebs turned out to debut their projects in record numbers. Stars like Idris Elba, Common, Omari Hardwick, Forest Whitaker, Spike Lee, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Datari Turner, Jay Ellis, and Jaden Smith worked on the projects in […]

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A Boy, A Dream, A Girl, Blackhouse, Brickson Diamond, Entertainment, Film, John Legend, Kenya Barris, Meagan Good, Omari Hardwick, Sorry To Bother You, Sundance, Sundance Film Festival, The Blackhouse Foundation, TheGrio Originals -

When Brickson Diamond attended Sundance for the first time in 2005, he was surprised at the lack of color at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah. A Problem “I was the only black person in the house where we stayed. The reality was it was just a very snowy landscape, metaphorically and physically. […]

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Burden Movie, Entertainment, Forest Whitaker, News Video, Race, Racial Healing, sundance film festival -

The path to racial healing begins with acceptance of one’s mistakes and recompense, according to […]

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Air Jordan, Michael Jordan, Movies, Netflix, Nike, Spike Lee, Sundance Film Festival -

Spike Lee was center stage at a brunch Monday morning to celebrate his successful Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It. The series, he says, was the brainchild of his wife Tonya Lewis Lee. The idea for doing the series on the digital streaming service was born two years ago, at Sundance, which is the largest […]

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Anika Noni Rose, Forest Whitaker, Hollywood, Idris Elba, Jada Pinkett Smith, Movies, Sundance Film Festival -

PARK CITY, UTAH — Walking the streets of the Sundance Film Festival, you run into some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker is one of the many in town pitching a film he helped to produce, Sorry To Bother You, which premiered Saturday night in Park City, and stars Lakeith Stanfield, […]

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Crime, Hollywood, Movies, Sundance Film Festival, Tonya Lewis Lee -

PARK CITY, UTAH — Tomorrow is a big day for Tonya Lewis Lee and her team: The Jan. 22 premiere of Monster happens at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s one of the most anticipated films in Park City. That makes her nervous — “It’s like [people] haven’t seen the movie yet! How do [they] […]

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Jason Mitchell, Movies, Mudbound, Sundance Film Festival, Super Fly, The Chi, Tyrel -

PARK CITY, UTAH — Come Tuesday morning, Jason Mitchell is hoping that he hears at least two familiar names called when the Academy Award nominations are announced. The Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, are the biggest honor in Hollywood, and Mitchell, who starred in both Detroit and Mudbound, is hopeful that the two women who […]

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Biggie Smalls, Crime, Sundance Film Festival, Television, The Notorious B.I.G, Tupac Shakur -

PARK CITY, UTAH — Before the start of the panel about Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., a limited series coming to USA Networks on Feb. 27, a DJ blasted tracks that made both of the legendary rappers household names. More than 20 years after the genre-lifting rappers were killed, people are […]

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John Legend, Movies, Sundance Film Festival, Tonya Lewis Lee -

PARK CITY, UTAH — At a Saturday afternoon panel discussion, Blackhouse Foundation leader Brickson Diamond touted the record 39 black projects being featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Behind him, John Legend, Tonya Lewis Lee and moderator Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy; chair of SAG-AFTRA’s Diversity Advisory Committee) applauded along with the standing-room-only crowd — […]

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Brickson Diamond, Movies, Sundance Film Festival -

This time of year, every year for about the past decade, Brickson Diamond is among the most famous names in Park City, Utah. He’s not a filmmaker in the traditional sense, but he sure sees to it that black films and black film creatives are represented, supported and (when a delicious bidding war gets underway) […]

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Dear White People, Entertainment, modern day racism, post-racial America myth, sundance film festival -

Dear White People is gearing up for its official theatrical release and schooling modern-day racists […]

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40 Acres and a Mule, Brooklyn, Entertainment, Film, Independent Film, New York City, Red Hook Summer, Spike Lee, Sundance Film Festival, Video -

theGRIO REPORT - Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' ​comes out in theaters August 10. It will be the first independent film release by Lee's production company, 40 Acres and a Mule...

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