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‘Lion’ leaps with six Oscar noms

The New York Amsterdam News has been invited to cover the 89th Oscars, marking our fourth consecutive year.

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‘A United Kingdom’—a true-life romance

For film producer and lead actor David Oyelowo, his six-year passion to bring the powerful true story of African King Seretse Khama to the U.S. has finally materialized with “A United Kingdom.”

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Daniel Beaty writes and stars in ‘Chapter & Verse’

“Chapter & Verse” is the first film by veteran Hollywood producer Cheryl Hill—co-owner of the new production company, Harlem Film Company—directed by Jamal Joseph, written by Daniel Beaty and Jamal Joseph, and starring Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and Selenis Leyva.

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First annual Black Web Fest to debut at National Black Theatre

The bigger the digital world becomes, the more the demand for content will continue to grow.

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Oscars: A word from the nominees

Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are people of their word, as witnessed by the 2017 Oscar nominee announcements.

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89th Oscars: A very colorful year

The nominations for the 89th Oscars have been announced, with three out of five actresses nominated under Best Supporting role being African-American—Viola Davis in “Fences,” Naomie Harris in “Moonlight” and Octavia Spencer in "Hidden Figures”—in competition with Nicole Kidman in “Lion,” and Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea.”

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An evening of music, dance, spoken word inspired by Dr. King

In these trying times, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have never been more vital to our collective sanity.

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‘Hidden Figures’ opens Christmas Day

“Hidden Figures” is based on the lives of mathematicians, Katherine Goble-Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Hollywood could not make it up—nor would Hollywood make it up.

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Denzel: ‘Be the best you, that you can be’

As the award-season moves swiftly to the Jan. 24 Oscar nominations, the pre-awareness screenings for “Fences,” which stars director and producer, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, has picked up a powerful momentum. Make no mistake. Acquiring a nomination and winning an Oscar are like campaigning for political office.

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Ailey’s Judith Jamison to teach exclusive dance workshop

For many New Yorkers, the holiday tradition includes watching an electrifying performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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