This Black History Month, we want to celebrate and acknowledge the projects that afford black talent opportunities to shine.  Viola Davis, the first African-American woman to win the Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series, said during her 2015 acceptance speech: “You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,” […]

Arts & Entertainment

The 1943 film “Stormy Weather” is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals staring a Black cast. The film is based upon the life and times of its star, dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Robinson plays “Bill Williamson”, a talented born dancer who returns home in 1918 after serving in World War I and tries to pursue […]

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group of three African Americans who turned to an 87-year-old fiddler as a mentor. The Longleaf Film Festival opens Friday with a showing of “Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind,” which documents the journey of the Carolina […]

Years ago Guy pitched a movie with a primarily black cast to a production company. The company loved it; but they didn’t pick it up because they knew that it will be difficult to sell to a studio. That’s when they told Guy about another time that they pitched a film with a mostly black […]

Actress Sanaa Lathan has maintained a consistent presence on the Hollywood scene over the last decade or so with movies including Love & Basketball, Brown…

Actress Sanaa Lathan has maintained a consistent presence on the Hollywood scene over the last decade or so with movies including Love & Basketball, Brown…

  Hello Beautiful favorite Ava DuVernay is once again making moves, but this time she’s behind the keyboard instead of behind the camera. DuVernay and over 40 of her amazing fellow Black filmmakers are participating in a Rebel-A-Thon on Twitter to raise awareness about DuVernay’s Black film collective AAFRM (specifically the #ARRAY membership drive) and to generally […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux was the first major black filmmaker in the United States. With no help from the white-owned film studios, this son of a Kentucky slave made 22 silent films and 15 talking pictures under his own company- the Micheaux Film and Book Company of Sioux City. The Metropolis, Illinois native, born only a […]

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As the latest slave film,  ”12 Years A Slave” makes its way to the box office, there’s already a cry of fatigue from some Black…

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 […]