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Why This Former Black Panther Wrote A Film About The Power Of Redemption

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.09.2017 | Black Voices

Director Jamal Joseph has lofty goals about his first feature film. The former Black Panther wants to instill hope in viewers through his story about ...

Power Stars Talk About the Season Finale, While They're Still Alive To Do It

David Hinckley | Posted 09.24.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Starz's intense drama Power wraps up its third season Sunday (9 p.m. ET) in its favorite situation, with a neon target blinking on pretty much everyon...

Joseph Sikora's Tommy Egan in Power: Finally, a White Guy Who's Not in the Black World To Save Anybody

David Hinckley | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

It's no big secret that television "diversity" these days often means casting a black actor as the incongruous best friend of the lead actor in an oth...

The CallBack: Power's Leading Man Omari Hardwick Talks his First Major Callback plus more at ABFF

RaVal Davis | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
RaVal Davis

With the premiere episode of Starz's hit show Power drawing a total audience of 2.26 million, in it's new Sunday night slot, Omari Hardwick's leading man status just got cemented. As if it was ever a question in the minds of fans that remember the star from Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, BET's Being Mary Jane, Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls and Spike Lee's Miracle At St. Anna.

'Power' Creator Promises A 'More Intense' Season 3

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

Summer television is about to get intense, thanks to the return of Starz’s original drama, “Power.” Created and written by Courtney Kemp and exe...

Omari Hardwick Responds To Rudy Giuliani’s 'Ignorant' BLM comment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices

Omari Hardwick says he would love to sit down and have a conversation with Rudy Giuliani to discuss the former mayor’s controversial comments about ...

If You Like Empire, You Should Love Power. Oh Yeah, and a Special Shoutout to the White Guy.

David Hinckley | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The electric Starz drama Power, television's best "gangster show set in the black music world," has lost none of its wattage when it returns Sunday. ...

Photos From Season 3 Premiere Of Starz’s 'Power' | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.23.2016 | Black Voices

Last night, attended the premiere to the upcoming third season of Starz’s hit series Power, which moves to Sunday nights at 9pm starti...

Maxwell And Omari Hardwick Sizzle On July Covers Of Essence | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices

Summer just got even hotter! Our annual men’s issue is here, and we’re featuring not one, but two cuties on the cover of our July issue....

Omari Hardwick Says Denzel Washington Saved Him From Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.10.2016 | Black Voices

Denzel and Pauletta Washington played a huge role in saving Omari Hardwick from being "broke" and homeless early on in his career. During an interview...

What Makes a Mistress Likable: Race and Infidelity on Television

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Most definitely social constructs come into play when it comes to loving or hating the mistress or any other controversial character. But in any case, we just want to see the most empathetic main characters win.

12 Things You Should Know About BlackStar Film Festival

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Zakee Kuduro

There's an independent film festival in West Philadelphia that has been fertile ground for some of the best contemporary black filmmakers, producers and actors: The 4th Annual BlackStar Film Festival, which will take place July 30 through August 2.

Brennan Williams

Omari Hardwick Dishes On The New Season Of 'Power' | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

The second season of Starz's Original Drama "Power" premiered on Saturday, and the cast is not at all concerned about the success of "Empire" -- a sh...

Mara Brock Akil: Being Mary Jane Shows Our Full Humanity

Nsenga Burton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Audiences are anxiously awaiting the highly anticipated BET scripted drama Being Mary Jane, the latest offering from show runner Mara Brock Akil, who is creator and executive producer of the show.

Middle of Nowhere (****)

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

"You were on your way to something. Don't stop." That kind of encouragement, greatly needed by a forlorn young woman, is the spirit that drives this ...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Movie Review: Middle of Nowhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet but compelling, emotionally buttoned-up and naked at the same time, Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere is a film about holding still while trying to move forward.

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.