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Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker is ready to broaden his legendary acting career even further. He’ll be making his Broadway debut in the Eugene O’Neill play, Hughie, next spring. Hughie is set in a New York City hotel lobby, and Whitaker will play Erie Smith, a drunkard who frequents the hotel and reminisces on his youth with the hotel’s clerk. […]

The 2017 Academy Awards are just days away and this year’s nominations list is blacker than ever! Just a year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the academy has made it a point to make every subsequent year as diverse as possible. This year’s nominees include greats like multiple Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Viola Davis for Fences and […]

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards was definitely a night to remember.  The best and the brightest in Black Hollywood converged at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to celebrate their accomplishments both on the small and big screen. RELATED: Brandy Celebrates NAACP Image Award Win On Instagram TV One, the new broadcast partner for the NAACP […]

The love train for “12 Years A Slave” came to a full stop Monday night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  The critically acclaimed film failed to win any of their three nominations (Best Feature, Best Actor, Best Breakthrough Performance).  One of the most buzzed about […]

  Movies about slaves and domestics usually inspire collective eye rolls in the African-American community.  After the controversy revolving around last year’s “Django Unchained” and 2011’s “The Help,” the patience of Black moviegoers has grown thin with portrayals of magical Negroes in subservient roles.  With “Lee Daniel’s The Butler”  we finally get a film that […]

Unafraid to push the envelope, film director, Lee Daniels, who brought Precious to the big screen, wrote produced and directed a poignant film The Butler. Filmed from the point of view of a Black White House butler who worked from 1952 to 1986, Daniels showcases a man who gets a front-row seat to witness change happen for […]

Racial profiling is real on the streets of New York.  TMZ reports that actor Forest Whitaker (“King of Scotland”) was accused of shoplifting at a neighborhood deli. Whitaker was on his way out of the Milano Market on the Upper West Side, when an employee stopped him and accused him of taking something.   The employee […]

Four years ago BART police officers in Oakland, California made nationwide news when they killed an unarmed African-American man named Oscar Grant.  The 22-year-old was thrown face down onto the ground in the early hours of New Years Day before officer Johannes Mehserle drew his gun and fired a shot directly into Grant’s back. Cellphone videos […]

50 Cent continues his Hollywood hustle with the release of Freelancers in August.  50 teams up with Oscar winners Robert DeNiro and Forest Whitaker in this action packed thriller. The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father’s former partner and a team of rogue “Gotham cops.” […]

Commonhas become a very busy man. The Chicago MC and actor is slated to begin filming a crime drama with Forest Whitaker. The movie, ‘Pawn’ centers around a hostage crisis gone awry when an ex-con gets ensnared in a game of manipulation between different factions in the FBI. The Shield’s Michael Chiklis and Ray Liotta […]

Angela Bassett has confirmed that the original cast of Waiting To Exhale will return for the film's sequel, Getting To Happy. Bassett starred in the original film with Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, and Whitney Houston.