Urbanworld  is back and bigger than ever!  The annual film festival, which highlights the best in black cinema, celebrates its 16th year in the heart of New York City. Returning alumnae like Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), and  dynamic duo  Salim and Mara Brock Akil ( “Sparkle”) are sending  Hollywood a clear message– no one […]

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Serena Williams continues to break barriers winning an Olympic gold medal in the women’s tennis singles against Maria Sharapova.  Serena annihilated the competition, winning the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history with a final score of 6-0, 6-1. READ: Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title [PHOTO] She is the second woman, and first African-American to […]

It was a virtual geektopia in San Diego this past weekend as Comic-Con 2012 attracted thousands of fan boys  and girls around the world.  Attendees were treated to exclusive clips and celebrity-filled panels from television’s  hottest series (“Game of Thrones”, “Breaking Bad”, “The Walking Dead”) and future box-office blockbusters (“Star Trek 2,” “Man Of Steel”). […]


You can’t keep a good woman down! Serena Williams beat Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Saturday to win her fifth singles championship at Wimbledon: Serena now claims her 14th Grand Slam singles title, her fifth at the All England Club, the same as her sister, Venus. Williams burst into a huge smile and laid […]

The Help continued its reign on the awards circuit as it swept the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards last night.  Viola Davis won Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, and Octavia Spencer was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.  The movie also won Outstanding Motion Picture. The ceremony also included a moving tribute […]

Nominees for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were announced this morning by actress Jennifer Lawrence (“Hunger Games”) and Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  “The Help”earned Oscar nods for Viola Davis (Best Actress), Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress), Jessica Chastain (Best Supporting Actres), as well as Best Picture. The […]

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah, showcasing the best independent filmmakers across the country. This year there are  21 films directed by or featuring black talent, take to the festival stage in the hopes of landing distribution deals for their projects.  Below is a list of featured projects that […]

Nominees for the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced early this afternoon.  As expected, The Help leads with nominations for Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer as well as white actresses Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard.  The movie is also up for Best Motion Picture  and Best Director (Tate Taylor).  Indie darling Pariah was also […]

The Help is warming up for the sprint towards Oscar gold.  At last night’s “Critics Choice Move Awards” the movie walked away with wins for Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Ensemble.  In a moving acceptance speech, Davis said: “The two most important days in a person’s life are the […]

David Banner feels there’s much to be learned from some of last year’s major events, so he decided to write some resolutions for Black people in 2012. He makes three compelling points and uses sports and politics to underscore his opinion piece. Find out how the Black community can get stronger collectively in 2012 by […]

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