'Tell Them We Are Rising’ screens at Apollo Open House Weekend

In celebration of Black History Month and as part of the Apollo Theater’s Open House Weekend activities, the Apollo Theater, Firelight Media, “Independent Lens” and PBS station THIRTEEN will host a screening of acclaimed director Stanley Nelson’s film “Tell Them ...

Journalist Trymaine Lee named MSNBC correspondent

MSNBC names Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Trymaine Lee a correspondent for the news network.

Aramide Tinubu cites lack of Black press at Sundance

Black film critic and writer, Aramide Tinubu, confronted the lack of diversity of the film press at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Her essay examines the underwhelming presence of Black writers, film critics and journalists at the festival.

‘Call Me by Your Name’—More than an LGBTQ love story

Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, “Call Me By Your Name,” isn’t necessarily a gay movie at all, at least, not in the sense of being limited to LGBT festivals and audiences. It’s much, much more.

‘Den of Thieves’—a thriller with laughs and a fuzzy plot

“Den of Thieves” is an adrenaline-fueled heist thriller with humor set in the underworld of Los Angeles.

Mary J. Blige nominated for two Oscars

Mary J. Blige is the recipient of not one, but two Oscar nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards. This occasion is Blige’s first time being nominated. Her

And the Oscar goes too…

Our team at the New York Amsterdam News is again invited to Los Angeles to cover the 2018 Oscar Celebration, which will be telecast live on ABC Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m., PT/8 p.m., ET.

Denzel Washington, Octavia Spencer, Mary J. Blige and 'Get Out' snag Oscar nominations

Check out the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards.

‘Paddington 2’ charms the whole family

The first “Paddington” film was released in 2014 and it became one of the most successful children’s films ever. A bona fide hit around the world, but “Paddington 2” tops the first one or pure pleasure.

Mo McRae making bad cop moves in ‘Den of Thieves’

Mo McRae has appeared in more than 30 film and television projects over the past decade. To put it bluntly, acting is his jam.

‘Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba!’ opens at IFC Center Jan. 19

Makeba is one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. In 1959 she was forced into exile.

‘Proud Mary’ stars Taraji P. Henson: A killer with a heart

“Proud Mary” stars Taraji P. Henson as an assassin-with-a-heart-of-gold. She also serves as executive producer of this action thriller. The story is about Mary (Henson), a Boston-based veteran assassin who takes a 13-year-old street urchin, Danny (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), under ...

Welcome to award season madness

The moment the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards began, Twitter went officially “nuts” waiting for Oprah Winfrey to take the stage. From the start, the ceremony was engrossed with the politically charged #timesup climate.

Live on MLK Day: 49th NAACP Image Awards

Leonard James III has a voice that is as comforting as running water. It’s low, resonating, authoritative—and it lingers in the mind.

Best of African Diaspora International Film Fest held Jan. 12-14

The Best of the African Diaspora International Film Festival is back from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14 with a selection of some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films in ADIFF 2017. Screenings will be held at Teachers College, ...