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Are Black Movies Suffering From Greater Diversity At The Oscars?


"I'm rooting for everybody black"-- Issa Rae

The Oscars are being celebrated for greater diversity, but it has always been about who THEY feel are the best, brightest, most innovative and creative names in

Taraji P. Henson Rumored To Portray Emmett Till’s Mother In Biopic


Actress Taraji P. Henson is set to portray Mamie Till-Mobley, the late mother

Celebrating 25 Years Of “Strictly Business”   


On November 8th, 1991, Director Kevin Hooks and writers Pam Gibson and Nelson George gave us the movie "Strictly Business". In a year where urban movies such as "New Jack City", "Boyz n the Hood" and "Jungle Fever" gave us a realistic, unapologetic

They Reminisce: ‘Boyz N The Hood’ 25 Years Later


In our semi-regular column "They Reminisce", we take a quick look back at some of the more memorable and lasting moments in sports and entertainment.

SCREEN TIME: Morris Chestnut


Morris L. Chestnut never set out to be a star. He never wanted to be a leading man or a black sex symbol. All Morris ever wanted to do was act. “...when I started out, it wasn’t to be a leading man. I just



It’s that look: The trademark scowl and furrowed eyebrows with flared nostrils that give red flag visions of a seething bull. Ice Cube’s legendary, angry, facial expressions have helped brand and shape his

Timbaland Is the Music Man for Lee Daniels’ Empire


According to the The Los Angeles Times, producer Timbaland has been selected to write and produce original music for the Lee Daniels pilot Empire. The show, which will star Terrence H

Ride Along Smashes Records


Ride Along, the comedy starring Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart, nabbed the weekend’s top spot at the box office becoming the best performing film of not only MLK weekend, but of January.


Three 6 Mafia founder Lord Infamous Dies


Three six Mafia founding member, Ricky "Lord

George Tillman, Jr. Won’t Be Defeated


With a long resume directing a slew of films including Soul Food, Men of Honor, Faster and Notorious, director George Tillman, Jr. had two key wake-up calls that changed the trajectory of his professional life. The