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Actor Dorian Missick On Playing a Hater & Why We Can’t Wait for the Brian Banks Biopic

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Dorian Missick (Center) By Brenda Alexander The remarkable story of Brian Banks leaves you both angry and inspired. A high school football star, his future was interrupted when he was accused and convicted of raping a classmate. He spent 5 years in prison after copping a plea deal, afraid of a potential 41-year-to-life sentence. After being released, his accuser messaged him…

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The Nappily Ever After Trailer is Here & It’s Just What the Therapist Ordered!

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Sanaa Lathan  By Erickka Sy Savané If you’ve ever wondered what it might look like to see all your black girl hair issues on film- can’t leave the house without your hair whipped, growing up with white dolls as the standard of beauty, spending yo’ last dime to get yo’ hair did- uhhhh, the Nappily Ever After movie starring Sanaa…

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This Filmmaker Required NATURAL HAIR for Her Cast & There’s a Really Good Reason Why

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Sens Dessus Dessous Cast  By Ta-ning Connai Matamba Kombila is not your average filmmaker. While most directors have the primary focus of creating stories to engage their audience, she takes it a step further with goals to impact her cast through a hair challenge aimed to build true self-esteem. Who in the world does something like that? Matamba did that….

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Love Satire? You’ll Fall Hard for these Highlights from the Film “Sorry to Bother You.”

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Tessa Thompson and Lakeith Stanfield  By Dawn Washington Sorry to Bother You is Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and Childish Gambino’s music video, This is America, with a little bit of Michael Jackson’s Thriller sprinkled at the end. That said, there is a lot going on in the Boots Riley film about a Black man, Cassius Green (LaKeith…

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Back from Wakanda, Can We Travel Back To Underground?

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The cast of Black Panther & Underground  By Brenda Alexander There’s been a longstanding notion in Hollywood that movies that feature a predominantly Black cast and tells stories from a Black perspective won’t sell. Black Panther has dis-proven that theory with $700+ million in nationwide sales in its first two weeks of release. Being a superhero film that’s consumed by…

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Chadwick Boseman Covers Rolling Stone & Reveals the Donor Who Paid for Him To Study Theater at Oxford

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Norman Jean Roy for Rolling Stone By Josh Eells Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at least…

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