Almost 10 years ago, Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland, Calif., on New Year’s Day. With the anniversary of his death approaching, Grant’s family is asking for BART and the city of Oakland to recognize him by renaming the station where he […]

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  Michael B. Jordan has made a point to remove a major source of stress for his mother, Donna Jordan. The actor, who most recently starred in “Black Panther,” has decided that he will never play a character whose death happens on screen – all to stop his “super emotional” mom from losing it, he […]

If you saw his breakthrough role as Wallace on The Wire, or his breakout role as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, then you know that New Jersey’s own Michael B. Jordan is a quality actor. But if you’ve seen him lately, fresh off working out for his upcoming roles in The Fantastic Four and Creed, you […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury rejected a civil rights lawsuit on Tuesday filed by the father of an unarmed man who was shot and…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A public transit officer in the San Francisco Bay Area accidentally shot and killed another transit officer while they were conducting a search on the apartment of a robbery suspect who was in custody, authorities said. Details of how Tuesday afternoon’s shooting by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer unfolded in […]

Last year was supposed to be a banner film for Black filmmakers. Fruitvale Station, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave were released and their respective acting casts, writers and directors received major critical acclaim. But today’s Oscar nominations prove just one thing – Hollywood hasn’t changed much. This year’s top acting, writing and directing […]

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Los Angeles, CA (December 13, 2013) – The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), has named “12 Years a Slave” as the Best Picture of 2013.  The Fox Searchlight film also earned Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Newcomer honors for Steve McQueen, John Ridley and Lupita Nyong’o. The organization, which represents the leading African-American film […]

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As one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, Michael B. Jordan knows a little something about the ladies that come with the territory. In this exclusive clip from “Oprah’s Next Chapter”, the “Fruitvale Station” star talks women, relationships and why he’s never had a girlfriend. Read more and see video at Essence.com. (Photo: AP)

The love train for “12 Years A Slave” came to a full stop Monday night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, held at Cipriani Wall…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael B. Jordan wants it all — from a “Rocky” spinoff to a role in the next “Star Wars” movie. The 26-year-old actor is in discussions for key roles in several big-budget studio movies after his star turn in this summer’s indie “Fruitvale Station,” which won both jury and audience awards […]

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A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant‘s father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected former officer Johannes Mehserle‘s claim that he was acting in his official capacity when he killed the younger Grant during […]

Rev. Al Sharpton made a call to action when he said we’ve turned Trayvon Martin’s tragic death from a moment into a movement. The question now is, how do we stay motivated enough to do what it takes to change the “Stand Your Ground laws” in this country.  There are several answers and here are […]