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Netflix Further Commits to Diverse Storytelling With ‘Strong Black Lead’ Initiative

Netflix Further Commits to Diverse Storytelling With ‘Strong Black Lead’ Initiative

by Jessica Bennett   Jun 26, 2018

In a time when American racial sensibilities run the gamut from blatantly offensive to subtly shameful, there’s a definite upheaval of strong Black figures... Read More

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Michael K. Williams Says His Miles Davis Biopic Is ‘Very Much Happening’

by #TeamEBONY   Apr 19, 2017

After playing Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, many thought Michael K. Williams might end up being typecast as a hardcore gangster. Instead, he’s gone on... Read More

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AAFCA Partners With Libraries to Celebrate the Cinematic Legacy of Prince

by #TeamEBONY   Apr 18, 2017

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the untimely passing of Prince, many are looking for ways to honor his impact on our world.... Read More

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Jordan Peele’s Message to Hollywood: Black Folks ‘Tell Good Stories Just Like Anybody Else’

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 30, 2017

After striking box office gold with his feature film, Get Out, Jordan Peele can just about write his own ticket in Hollywood. The former Key... Read More

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Study Shows That African-Americans Went to More Movies in 2016

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 23, 2017

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) called 2016 a banner year for Blacks in cinema  and it looks like they were right. “The studios and... Read More

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Hits the $100 Million Mark at the Box Office

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 13, 2017

Jordan Peele’s racially-charged suspense thriller, Get Out, has not only sparked a ton of dialogue about the terrifying nature of racism and Black masculinity onscreen, but it’s also... Read More

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Gerard McMurray Hopes ‘Burning Sands’ Will Spark a Conversation in the Black Greek Community

by Britni Danielle   Mar 10, 2017

Gerard McMurray, writer and director, of the Netflix original film Burning Sands knew his film about the underground process of pledging a Black fraternity... Read More

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‘Get Out’ Breakout Star Lil Rel Howery on How the Film Goes Beyond Race

by Shameika Rhymes   Mar 06, 2017

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Lil Rel Howery in the Jordan Peele’s box office hit Get Out who’s saving the day and... Read More

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‘Get Out’ is Challenging Perceptions of Black Masculinity

by Ashlin Randolph   Mar 03, 2017

After leaving the theater following a 7:30 PM showing of Get Out, I was speechless. Quite frankly, I was in shock to see a... Read More

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Where is the Black ‘La La Land?’

by Monique Jones   Feb 27, 2017

Though La La Land failed to win the top Oscar prize as predicted—thanks to a little film called Moonlight—it did take home six trophies and has been... Read More