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‘Cold Brook’—a ghost story with a twist

“Cold Brook” is a ghost story but it’s not scary. Directed and co-written by character actor William Fichtner “Black Hawk Down”, “Armageddon”, who also stars, the film’s story is of two maintenance workers who meet a man haunted by his ...

‘Burning Cane’—new film from a great new voice

Phillip Youmans directed, produced, wrote and co-edited his first film “Burning Cane,” an Array release currently playing on Netflix.

Black News Channel now to launch to a larger viewing audience

Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more than triple its viewing audience.

NCBW 100 Bergen/Passaic Chapter sponsors Teaneck International Film Festival

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW 100) Bergen/Passaic chapter is serving as an opening night sponsor of the Teaneck International Film Festival Thursday, Nov. 14.

‘Dolemite’ now on Netflix: one of the best movies streaming!

The comedic genius that is Eddie Murphy drives the new film “Dolemite Is My Name” now playing on Netflix.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is guidepost in HBO’s magnificent ‘The Apollo’

Roger Ross-Williams’ chock full of everything documentary “The Apollo” (now showing on HBO) opens and closes with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Naomie Harris stars in ‘Black and Blue’

I wanted to like “Black and Blue” because the subject matter—about police corruption and racism—is sadly timely.

Award-winning Leslie Odom Jr. in ‘Harriet’ opening Nov. 1.

Leslie Odom Jr. who earned a Tony- and Grammy Award for his role in the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton” is a young man who made it clear, in our phone conversation that he owes a lot of gratitude to being trained ...

Q&A with Cynthia Erivo, star of ‘Harriet’

There is no question that British singer-actress Cynthia Erivo is a rare find.

With NBC’s ‘The Good Place,’ William Jackson Harper makes his mark in TV history

Thank you NBC brass for inviting us to lunch to meet William Jackson Harper, the handsome man who carved a place in television history playing the character Chidi in NBC’s hit comedy “The Good Place,” created by Mike Schur.

In Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ everybody dies—but that’s Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is three hours and 30 minutes long and everyone important dies, but that’s Martin Scorsese.

Joaquin Phoenix makes for a disturbingly likable ‘Joker’

Do you know an Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix)? Here’s the thing: you might? In director Todd Phillips “Joker” we get an up-close (too close) look at an urban nightmare a little too close to the grain.

Reel Sisters honors pioneering cultural icon/activist/author Nana Camille Yarbrough

On Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series honored award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with their distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Reel Sisters honors pioneering, cultural icon Nana Camille Yarbrough Oct. 11

On Friday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m., Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will honor award-winning performance artist, author and cultural activist Camille Yarbrough with their distinguished Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award

Michelle Buteau: more than a comedian in BET’s ‘First Wives Club’

There are a few new reasons to get Netflix—or to keep Netflix—and that reason is Michelle Buteau. Not only is she funny (maybe, one of the new greats in the making) she’s beautiful.

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