By now you’ve probably noticed that COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus strain, has resulted in a global pandemic. In addition to thousands of people being infected, we’ve seen postponements and cancellations of huge events such as SXSW and Coachella. Now we have another to add to the ever-growing list. Originally scheduled to occur June 17-20, […]

Arts & Entertainment

Academy Award winner and “Just Mercy” star Jamie Foxx has been selected by the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors as their Excellence in the Arts Award recipient. Via press release: *The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Honors today announced Academy AwardⓇ winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Just Mercy,” “Django Unchained”) as the recipient of the Excellence in the Arts Award, which honors a contemporary artist whose […]

It’s time again for the American Black Film Festival and this year it’s turning 23 and celebrating in sunny Miami, Florida. 23 years ago Jeff Friday and some of Hollywood’s biggest names like Spike Lee, Halle Berry and John Singleton held the very first festival in Mexico. Friday has enjoyed watching the festival grow over […]

American Black Film Festival founder Jeff Friday calls into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss the success of the event and how it expanded from 90 attendees to having thousands flock from across the country. The ABFF is currently happening in Miami, Florida. It ends on June 17. READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: SIGN […]

The American Black Film Festival Honors is an award show that honors the work of influential Black people in Hollywood. Founder of the ABFF Jeff Friday and comedian Cedric The Entertainer are dedicated to recognizing and honoring the work of Black people. “We trying to make stuff happen out here. We have the ABFF in […]

Russ Parr Interviews

The 2014 American Black Film Festival is around the corner, and actor Morris Chestnut is this year’s celebrity ambassador. He talks to “The Russ Parr Morning Show” about his role at the festival. Listen to this exclusive interview to hear Morris discuss what all to expect, from the films to various workshops hosted by the best […]

Russ Parr Interviews

Robert Townsend is a brilliant actor and director, and he’s sharing his knowledge at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). He talks to “The Russ Parr Morning Show” about the master class he will teach at this year’s event. Listen to the audio player to hear why it’s a great opportunity for young filmmakers trying […]

Russ Parr Interviews

“The black experience is an integral part of American culture; and the universal appeal of Black stories is becoming more apparent as African Americans make substantial inroads into the motion picture industry,” says Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Listen to the audio player as Friday talks with Russ Parr about what to […]

When you hear that a football star has written and produced a movie, you’re probably not thinking it’s one you should run out and see. Well, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs might be the exception. With a fresh Super Bowl ring in hand, maybe an Oscar is next? Well, no, but his movie “The […]

TV & Film

MIAMI, FL-For anyone interested in a film or television career, Miami was the place to be this past week as celebrities, filmmakers and TV and film executives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Miami to celebrate the best in black film. The ABFF is now in its 16th year and is one of only three annual […]

TV & Film

All the important folks in the world of black filmmaking will be in one place this week – Miami. The 16th American Black Film Festival takes place there from Wednesday through Sunday and if you have any interest in black film, you should be there, too. Tracee Ellis Ross is this year’s ambassador and will […]