It's been a year and a half since the world lost an icon with the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, but her voice lives on.
This year is a big one for Nas. His debut album, “Illmatic,” turned 20 this year, and the new documentary about the album’s process, “Time is Illmatic“ premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night. MUST SEE: Enter To Win A Copy Of Nas’ “Illmatic XX” [SWEEPSTAKES] It’s the first film for director Eric Parker and […]
The heavily publicized deaths of young Black men like Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Sean Bell have inspired discussion, debate and analysis of why society paints African-American males with this coat of fear. Those deaths (and many more like it that go unpublicized) inspired Brooklyn-based filmmaker Mya B to explore the stereotypes that fuel the […]
In September 2012, producer, DJ and lecturer 9th Wonder announced that he was beginning a hip-hop fellowship at Harvard University. His experience contributing to the hip-hop archive at the Ivy League institution was documented by his friend and filmmaker Kenneth Price for “The Hip-Hop Fellow.” 9th Wonder: Is Jamla The Hillman College Of Hip-Hop? [EXCLUSIVE] […]
Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but network and cable television stations have jumped on board to celebrate our rich history. PBS, for example, will highlight the achievements and triumphs of African-Americans with five new documentaries. “Our Black History Month lineup delves deep into the stories of notable people […]
Pick-up basketball has been a mainstay in New York City’s 5 boroughs and in cities around the country for decades. Though it’s been through a mainstream metamorphosis via the And 1 explosion, new documentary “Doin It In The Park,” a film by French director Kevin Couliau and New York renaissance man Bobitto Garcia, seeks […]
Young Jeezy’s long awaited new album TM103: Hustlerz Ambition will be in stores tomorrow. In advance of that music Jeezy has released the first forty minutes of his documentary, A Hustlerz Ambition. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson the movie takes viewers behind the scenes with Young Jeezy while he tours the world. The doc includes […]
Bill Duke’s documentary, Dark Girls will be premiering this week at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. The piece explores the challenging issues African-American women face with skin color and how it impacts their self-esteem. Watch the trailer below and a clip below and for more information about the film go to their website […]
Watch three more clips from 50 Cent's upcoming VH1 documentary program "The Origin Of me" which traces 50's heritage back to South Carolina.
50 Cent recently filmed a special for VH1 where he traces his family history back to South Carolina. 50 Cent: The Origin Of Me is slated to air on May 29th.
A rare and candid TV interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. – unseen in 40 years – is the centerpiece of this timely tribute, featuring exclusive interviews with such notables as Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks and Colin Powell that provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the late civil rights leader. “When I […]
Janet Jackson serves as executive producer on a forthcoming documentary on a group of transgendered men living as women in New York City.