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Creed Star Michael B. Jordan Receives Rainmaker Award at Maui Film Festival

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Though only 29, Michael B. Jordan has already developed a 15-year filmography full of intense roles on both television and the silver screen.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: #OscarsNotWhite - Hypothetical Nominations That Should've Happened Since 2000

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag is on-point. The voters dropped the ball last year when they failed to give a nomination to anyone of color in major categories. Ditto for this year, and years before this and last year.

Sylvester Stallone's Burgess Meredith Moment in 'Creed'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Supplying a bit of history, the young filmmaker came to him early on with the idea for Creed, and Stallone put him off. Stallone quipped that he wasn't even born until Rocky IV. Then Coogler made Fruitvale Station, a game changer, starring the actor Michael B. Jordan.

Why I Support Michael B. Jordan and Not Internet Hype

Vanessa Baden Kelly | Posted 09.25.2016 | Black Voices
Vanessa Baden Kelly

He has been vocal about Black Lives Matter. He has been a vocal proponent of equal opportunity for black actors in Hollywood. Everyone was behind him. Until one mediocre interview, and a Snapchat that he didn't make.

Michael B. Jordan Burns Bright in 'Fantastic Four'

EBONY.com | Posted 08.07.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Jordan takes off in a blaze as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Marvel's Fantastic Four reboot film, in theaters now. Still, that crusader connection hadn't dawned on Jordan until EBONY.com raised the issue during a one-on-one interview in the days before the film's release.

Oscar Grant's Mother Tells Church 'Our Lives Matter'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 07.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sheryl Estrada

When I visited Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, N.J. on July 19 and heard Johnson speak, six years after her son's death, it wasn't a dramatization of events it was real life. A mother poured her heart out to a congregation, which understood her pain.

Michael B. Jordan Shares His Thoughts On Recent Killings Of Unarmed Black Men

Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices

The issues addressed in Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” have resurfaced i...

Can a Post Office Be a Bank?

John Harrington | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
John Harrington

Instead of privatizing the post office, there may be a better way to raise revenue for the post office by providing financial services for many who need access to credit and short-term capital.

Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

10 Black Films That Deserved Oscar Recognition

Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

Each year the Academy Awards’ Board of Governors collectively comes together to celebrate the various achievements in motion pictures. And with that...

No Oscar at the Oscars: My Letter of Solace to Fruitvale Station Film

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.26.2014 | Black Voices
Wyatt Closs

The truth of the matter is that 2013 saw a range of black men portrayed in major films. And that is a very good and overdue thing.

Not Again: One Black Attorney's Thoughts on the Michael Dunn Verdict

Charles F. Coleman Jr. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Coleman Jr.

While Dunn is unlikely to ever experience life again as a free man, neither Martin nor Davis will experience life at all beyond their 17th year of existence simply because someone else decided that they were justified in using their gun to 'defend' themselves.

Aaron Paul Is Back, Yo

Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

Aaron Paul and Michael B. Jordan have joined the cast of John Hillcoat's upcoming heist flick "Triple Nine." Paul's involvement comes as great news to...

2014 ForgotScars: Celebrating the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This morning, I watched the Oscar nominations on ABC, and was so befuddled by the omissions I scratched my head, and then turned to my 2-year-old son, and scratched his. They were, in a word, jarring.

Exclusive Clip: The Making Of 'Fruitvale Station'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

As the story of late Oakland resident, Oscar Grant III’s fatal death was showcased to a national audience through Ryan Coogler’s drama, “Fruitva...

Meryl Streep's Ode to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What can't Meryl Streep do? Presenting a Best Actress award to her friend Emma Thompson, she offered the 700 gala guests of the National Board of Revi...

The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

'Fruitvale Station' Star: Black Males Are America's Pit Bulls

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Michael B. Jordan, an actor who got his start when he was just 12 years old, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of Oscar Grant III in "Fruitval...

Best Films of 2013 -- Black Talent Thrives

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.

Christopher Rosen

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the ...

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

Brie Larson, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Among Gotham Awards Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

"Inside Llewyn Davis" and Brie Larson were two surprise winners at Monday night's Gotham Awards in New York, the ostensible kick-off of awards season....

Christopher Rosen

Melonie Diaz Is An Awards-Season Underdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Fruitvale Station" co-star Melonie Diaz hasn't been mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actress as often as category favorite...