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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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Brian Kemp, Entertainment, Georgia governor's race, Midterm Elections, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, The Arts, Video -

  Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has put up quite a fight against her opponent, Republican Brian Kemp. By early Wednesday morning, she was trailing Kemp 48 to 51 percent with 97 percent of precincts reporting. However, she delivered a powerful speech that proved she hasn’t counted herself out of the hotly contested race. “I want to say this: if I […]

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Chaz Guest is an incredible artist whose work has been celebrated for its inventiveness, social relevance and powerful reflection of the African American experience. His father fought in World Ward II and was a decorated hero who enlightened Guest about the world at an early age. —Lisa Bonet opens up about Bill Cosby’s “sinister” energy […]

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Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance, Entertainment, Featured, The Arts -

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is legend for their groundbreaking history, innovative choreography and iconic performances around the world. But apparently all is not well at the storied dance company. The dancers are currently renegotiating a three-year-contract with the management team for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and demanding that their wage and […]

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Marking the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyoncé announced a scholarship program for young women studying the arts and African-American studies.

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