New Short Film to bolster the Education Children Learn at School

A familiar starlet plans to make a film aimed to inspire children with exceptional African American stories. Karyn Parsons, of Fresh Prince fame, intends to tell the story of the first Black Soloist ballerina for New York's Metropolitan Opera House. ...

Brooklyn to celebrate 'Do The Right Thing Day'

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams honored filmmaker Spike Lee and his award-winning film “Do the Right Thing,” proclaiming June 28 as “Do the Right Thing Day” in Brooklyn to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the film’s release date.

Imhotep's Guide to Black events: June 26 - July 2, 2014

Join the Radio GBE tristate community for “Thank You For Your Kindness,” a life celebration for late Radio GBE producer and activist J.D. Livingston

ABFF focuses on film and finance

In 2012, Screen Gems released “Think Like a Man” (based on Steve Harvey’s successful book) with low expectations. It opened along with “The Hunger Games,” so most Hollywood analysts predicted low domestic receipts—Hollywood was wrong. It captured the No. 1 ...

Actress and Singer Zendaya is Set to Play Aaliyah in Biopic

Actress and singer Zendaya Coleman is set to play Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B"

Tracy Morgan Critically Injured in Car Crash

Comedy powerhouse and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan is reported to have experienced substantial injuries after a stretch limo transporting him and four friends was hit by a truck on Saturday morning near Trenton, N.J.

Aretha Franklin Talks Radio City, New Album, Biopic Film

The “Queen of Soul” still reigns, and now more than ever, Aretha Franklin is still satisfying her fans as she receives an Ivy League honorary degree, prepares for the release of her new album this fall and throws a new ...

The 18th American Black Film Fest

If you’re a young filmmaker and you haven’t been introduced to Jeff Friday, CEO of Film Life and the creative life force behind the 2014 American Black Film Festival, don’t fret. Your chance to understand this man’s mission manifests with ...

Uncompromising. Revolutionary. Loyal. Legend: Ice Cube

On June 13, Columbia Pictures releases one of the most anticipated comedies of the summer, “22 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Jonah Hill and ...

June is FPPT: Film, pride, parades and theater

On June 8 the award show for excellence on Broadway, the Tony Awards, will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS

Lupita Nyong’o cast in new ‘Star Wars’

Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to be a cast member in "Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Arsenio Hall Show Canceled After Season One

The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season due to low ratings.

‘Power’ in the city: 270 million and counting!

On June 7 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, the new series “Power” premieres on Starz, and it’s going to be a Twitter favorite once the first episode breaks; good news the network will have seven more ready to follow it.

On the verge: Jerrod Carmichael

It’s official: Jerrod Carmichael is a comic on the rise, and the fact that he’s one of the stars of an official summer hit, the R-rated “Neighbors,” is just one indicator.

Director of Nina Simone film files lawsuit

Accomplished director Cynthia Mort has filed a lawsuit against the producers of the new Nina Simone biopic after being cut out of the film’s production process. Mort sued the UK-based producer, Ealing Studios Enterprises Limited, claiming the terms of her ...