'Empire' praised for taking on police brutality

"Empire" waded into #BlackLivesMatter Wednesday night and the hit Fox series is being hailed for it.

20th Annual Urbanworld wrap-up

This year, the New York Amsterdam News became one of the newest media sponsors of the 20th annual Urbanworld Film Festival, the nation’s largest competitive multicultural film festival in the world.

Viola Davis and Denzel Washington shine in stirring 'Fences' trailer

It's a little early to be making Oscar predictions, but if the first trailer for "Fences" is any indication, expect to see Viola Davis and Denzel Washington on some critics' lists.

‘The Journey Is the Destination’ makes world premiere in Toronto

Last week marked the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Bronwen Hughes’ “The Journey Is the Destination.”

‘Marie and Rosetta’ will take you to church

“Marie and Rosetta” is a production that needs to be seen! Set in Mississippi in 1946, it tells the story of legendary gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe and her protégé Marie Knight. Tharpe, a popular singer who sold more than a ...

Nicholas Brothers take flight at the Film Forum

“The Nicholas Brothers defied gravity, they hung in the air and stayed there for a long time. I saw this with my own eyes.”

‘Queen of Katwe’ opens Urbanworld fest

Director/producer Mira Nair is at a point in her career where every creative and business move resonates on the wavelength of living legend.

Welcome back David Hollister!

When embarking on a new venture, getting advice from someone accomplished in the field you’re about to enter is a welcomed plus.

Urbanworld holds special ‘Queen of Katwe’ screening Sept. 22

Director/producer Mira Nair is at a point in her career where every creative and business move resonates on the wavelength of living legend.

Beyhive swarms over Beyoncé Emmy loss

Beyonce Knowles and Kahlil Joseph were Emmy nominees for outstanding directing for a variety special for "Lemonade" but lost to "Grease: Live" directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski.

Emmys: 'People v. O.J. Simpson' dominates TV's biggest night

The People v. O.J. Simpson" has been the belle of the ball at the 68th Emmy Awards Sunday night.

Latino Short Film Festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s always a great feeling to give love to our community, and because the Latino and African-American lives are so intertwined—especially in New York and almost one-in-same, uptown, with the robust Dominican and Puerto Rican populations shaking down the island ...

Lynn Whitfield shines as matriarch in Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Greenleaf’

It was a shared ritual with her grandmother that gave rise to a desire within Lynn Whitfield to pursue acting.

MIST hosts Harlem International Film Fest

September is packed with film festivals—it’s almost as iconic as the falling leaves.

‘Star Trek’ introduced us cellphones and broke racial barriers

As the iconic science fiction franchise “Star Trek” celebrates its 50th anniversary, America is in many ways living in a “Star Trek” world. From handheld “communicators” to a multiracial command crew, “Star Trek” propelled the world into the 21st century.