‘Little’ is a big hit!

“Little” really begins when the young nerd Jordan Sanders (played by “Black-ish” actress Marsai Martin at age 13) gets utterly humiliated in her class by a white girl.

2019 Tribeca Film Fest to open with world premiere of ‘The Apollo’

The film will debut at the iconic theater itself Wednesday, April 24, 2019, and later this year on HBO.

Wyatt Cenac, Nikole Hannah-Jones talk ‘Problem Areas,’ school safety

For someone who describes himself as a person who makes a living just “trying to make people chuckle,” Wyatt Cenac is doing some pretty heavy lifting.


Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher

African Diaspora International Film Fest celebrates Women’s History Month March 29-31

There is an African proverb that says “When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” Amen! New York should get ready for a mighty earthquake.

‘The Aftermath’ is entertaining after all

It’s 1946. World War II has ended and to the victors goes the spoils. The winning British are in Germany governing the losing Germans. Colonel Lewis Morgan (Jason Clarke) leads the British efforts to bring order to the city of ...

Travel influencer Rondel Holder traces his heritage in short films

Brooklyn native Rondel Holder has been a marketing executive at a major national magazine, and a high profile travel influencer.

New Toni Morrison docu set for release

It has been reported that the U.S. film distributor, Magnolia Films, has acquired the North American rights to release the new Toni Morrison film, “The Pieces I Am.” Accomplished producer, photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directed the film.

Film star, director offering chance of a lifetime at New York talent competition

If the only thing that comes from dreamers are dreams, a winner-take-all talent show promises to make some luck person realize their own aspirations.

MoMA, Film Society of Lincoln Center present New Directors/New Films fest Mar. 27- April 7

If you are a film director or an aspiring visual storyteller, then you know what an honor it is to be chosen to screen your film at MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival.

Indie Spirit Awards 2019: Harlem story ‘Beale Street’ wins

The New York Amsterdam News and our new all-digital vertical “AmNews Curtain Raiser” were on the Santa Monica beach soaking up the indie love at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards.

Spike Lee wins Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for ‘BlacKkKlansman’

In the press room after his win for Best Adapted Screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” which he shares with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott, Lee was light-hearted.

Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Beale Street’

The 91st Academy Awards brought the Blackness, and, with it, the crowning of a new, thespian queen—Regina King. #OscarsSoBlack? Yes, we’re blessed.

When ‘Green Book’ won Best Picture: press room reactions

On Oscar Sunday the press room was packed with journalists from around the world and many of us began our collective day hopeful that director Spike Lee would take the big win.

In the press room: Oscars, 2019: Part One

We’ve been covering the Oscars since 2015 and it was just as exciting this year as it was the first year.