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MTV VMAs 2015: What in the world happened?

Leave it to the MTV Video Music Awards to give folks plenty to talk about the next day.

Ex-girlfriend, former friend speak out on abuse at hands of Dr. Dre

“Straight Outta Compton,” the hip-hop biopic based on the life and careers of the members of ’90s rap group N.W.A., has experienced box office success, grossing $60.2 million in its first week.

A new frontier for BET founder

As the spokesperson for a new chapter in digital network history, Traci Blunt's words are an anointing, given the weight of UMC’s founder.

‘Compton,’ hip-hop and NWA’s legacy

Last weekend marked the opening of the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” in theaters nationwide

Corey Hawkins makes history in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Corey Hawkins has one simple ambition: He wants to do his best.

Jason Mitchell new to the game as Easy-E in ‘Compton’

Jason Mitchell’s portrayal of the late and controversial Eazy-E is going to stampede over details about the actor, Mitchell.

N.W.A. story comes to big screen with ‘Straight Outta Compton’

In 1988, the raw and ferocious rhymes of a new hip-hop sound by the group N.W.A. made their song “F–k tha Police” an anthem that resonated with communities around the world.

7 reasons why it's awesome to be a female African director

African cinema is booming.

Bringing books to the big screen

The trilogy of “The School of Good and Evil” is hard to describe because it’s complicated and it shifts depending on your vantage point.

BAMcinematek presents 12th annual Animation Block Party

A single picture is worth a thousand words, so mark your calendars: Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2, it’s the 12th annual Animation Block Party, the East Coast’s premier animation festival, presented by BAMcinematek.

Web series 'Token Empire' launches Kickstarter campaign

Web series "Token Empire" has launched a Kickstarter campaign

Idris Elba returns to the small screen

Sunday’s 15th annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles celebrated Black stars from music, television, radio, film and sports.

Nigerian actor takes on ‘Terminator’

More than 30 years ago in the 1984 sci-fi cult classic, body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger—whose accent is so thick, a full-time interpreter could be a legitimate tax write-off—uttered a phrase that has become part of the global zeitgeist: “I’ll be ...

The best of LAFF

Choosing the best of the best from the Los Angeles Film Festival to highlight was tremendously challenging.

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