Happy Birthday to Oscar-winning singer/actress, Irene Cara who turns 54 today. Read the rest of this entry »


First-time director, Mischa Webley’s debut indie film, The Kill Hole, the war drama from a Black perspective opens this weekend in limited release at the home of the Black Reel Awards, MIST Harlem. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Birthday to one of the greatest musical minds of the 20th Century, the iconic Quincy Jones who turns 80 today. “Q” has created a musical legacy that may never be equaled in our lifetime or ever again. Read the rest of this entry »

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AFFRM’s latest release is an intriguing action crime drama that juxtaposes the beauty of the Caribbean with bloody gang violence in writer-director Storm Saulter’s sizzling debut, Better Mus’ Come. Read the rest of this entry »


Oscar winner, Whoopi Goldberg is set to debut her passion project, three years in the making, the documentary about storied comedian Moms Mabley at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Read the rest of this entry »


In 1954, Dorothy Dandridge made history as the first woman of color to be cast in the lead of a Carmen-based character in Carmen Jones. While others we are familiar with have played the role in updated versions, people probably are unaware of the most successful Carmen of color, the electrifying soprano, Grace Bumbry. Read the rest of this entry »


Happy Birthday to Oscar-nominated and Black Reel Award-winning actor Terrence Howard, who turns 44 today. Since his breakthrough role in The Best Man, Howard has consistently created a portfolio of diverse roles spotlighting his burgeoning talent. Read the rest of this entry »


Three generations of legendary comedians made their first and only appearance together in 1989’s gangster comedy, Harlem Nights. Read the rest of this entry »


Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut form one of the most attractive couples in any film this year as the two star in the upcoming drama, The Call.
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Happy Belated Birthday to the elegant dancer, choreographer, professor and stage and film actress, Carmen De Lavallade who turned 82 on March 6. Read the rest of this entry »