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Who is Michael B. Jordan? Michael B. Jordan is a 26-year-old actor best known for his performances on the TV shows “The Wire,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood.” Michael B. Jordan has also appeared in numerous feature films, the most recent being “Fruitvale Station,” the acclaimed new drama about Oscar Grant, the young San Francisco […]

What are the top black movies of 2012 so far? That depends on who you ask: the critics or the box office bean counters. Here, we keep it simple and look at five black films that people have been talking about. Are they the best black films of 2012 so far? Let us know what […]

On Friday January 20, 2012 George Luca’s passion project, Red Tails, was released in theaters and is now available on DVD. After years of lobbying in Hollywood to get a feature film made about the Tuskegee Airmen, the director and producer financed the project with his own money. Where The Red Tails Worked And Played Overseas […]

In the last of TheUrbandaily.com’s interviews with the cast of Red Tails, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. gives us his first hand recollections about flying a fighter plane in World War II and how accurate he felt the movie was.  The cast also speak on the impact the Tuskegee […]

Aaron McGruder, the mind behind the controversial yet hilarious Boondocks comic strip and TV series, has added screen writer to his resume. McGruder worked with George Lucas, co-writer John Ridley, and director Anthony Hemingway on Red Tails, the action flick  based on the Tuskegee Airmen. WBW Honors: The Tuskegee Airmen [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] “About two years […]

When going from studio to studio pitching his story about the Tuskegee Airmen, director George Lucas was told repeatedly, “Black action stars just aren’t marketable.”   Looks like actor Michael B. Jordan is out to prove them wrong. Jordan is starring in two of 2012’s most buzzed about movies, the World War II drama Red […]

Singer and MC Phonte Coleman resurrects his “Movie In A Minute” franchise to give his honest opinion on Red Tails. Packing Playlist: Raleigh/Durham Tigallo doesn’t pull any punches about the flick but did like the character “Lighting”, played by David Oyelowo (who we interviewed here). Does he think you should see Red Tails? Watch the […]

Hollywood didn’t believe that Black America will support a movie like Red Tails, and many African-Americans made it a point to make to see the film this weekend to help boost the box office numbers. But how did Red Tails do on its first weekend in theaters? 5 Historic Sites African Americans Must Visit The movie […]

Five years ago I met an auditioned for one of the biggest managers in Hollywood. Before the audition we talked about the industry as it relates to Black actors and actresses and Hollywood’s production(or lack thereof) of Black films. What he said vastly opened my eyes  about Black entertainment. And after hearing George Lucas talk […]

One of the subplots in the Tuskegee Airmen-inspired action flick Red Tails is that one of the African-American pilots falls in love with an Italian woman while fighting overseas. When In Rome? Travel Guide Italy In this interview for TheUrbandaily Terrence Howard and David Oyelowo, who’s character Joe ‘Lightning’ Little falls in love with Sophia […]

Anthony Hemingway has experience connecting with a younger audience. Before taking on George Lucas’s passion project about the Tuskegee Airmen, Hemingway worked on HBO’s acclaimed series “The Wire” and is now behind the camera on “Treme.” The Hollywood Black Film Festival Travel Guide However, there is always a challenge in presenting historic topics on the […]

Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. co-star in the new film Red Tails, and if these photos are any indication, they have lots of love for each other! At the after party of the New York City premiere for their movie, the two were spotted showing some man love (not that there’s anything wrong with […]