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ABFF Extends Its Role In Black Cinema With Hollywood Awards

Posted 01.29.2014 | Black Voices

As we make our way through the Tinseltown awards season, we shouldn't forget to look ahead to next month's American Black Film Festival Hollywood Awar...

Don't Blame It On Youth -- Elijah Wells Shatters Negativity

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 12.22.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In America, New York City to be specific, we take pride in referring to our diversity and blending of cultures as a "melting pot." With this ideal as a basis for our nation, how does something like this happen?

Keith David: The Distinguishing Voice of a Legend

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.02.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Keith David. Pure Magic. The sound of his voice. The rhythm of his walk. The manner in which he demands you do a double take.

The Magic of Film -- ABFF and Miami Support Story Tellers

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.26.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I took time this summer to attend the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) again so that I could have an opportunity to seek out something new, something fresh. I was on a mission to look for fresh faces in the industry.

All Hail The Duke: ABFF Brings Out Its Legends

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The Duke is an unmistakable man of presence. His full name is William Henry "Bill" Duke. He is not only a film actor but a director with an extraordinary history and with an even more unbelievable past. No one could dream up a life like his in their dreams, so it must be a true story.

Visions of Stars -- The Other Blacks With Power

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

In light of this very somber weekend with the decision regarding Trayvon Martin, I didn't know if it would be a good idea to release a story about the highlight of my trip to Miami to cover the American Black Film Festival.

Your Love Is King -- Regina King Takes the Stage at ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

As the summer begins to peek through what seems like a long winter, I added ABFF, The American Black Film Festival, to my agenda of things to attend this summer. So Miami here I come once again.

Simmer Down

Craig Carpenter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

There are some films that mesmerize like a slowly burning fire. The embers, glowing shades of red, gold and orange, mixed with smoky black, pop and explode unexpectedly, and the sparks keep the onlooker from getting too close. Enter Storm Saulter's Better Mus' Come.

The Wonders Of Laughter - Eddie Griffin

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 11.12.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I don't know if I would let a young child enjoy his form of entertainment, but I would definitely encourage older, more mature, educated audiences to enjoy Eddie Griffin. I know I did.

Beloved- Michael Beach

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.29.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Michael Beach was the teacher who stood up to Morgan Freeman, the cheating husband who lost everything to Angela Basset, and the husband so unappreciated by Vanessa Williams. This bright talent, who studied at Julliard, has a large repertoire.

Hidden Treasure- Robinne Lee

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Once in the land of opportunity, you better take from it what it has to offer. And take she did. Earning a BA degree from Yale University, and JD from Columbia Law School, she made her parents proud by honoring their request for her to become a lawyer.

Russ Parr- Unplugged At ABFF

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.16.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Russ Parr makes no apologies for telling this story. Though the subject matter is "difficult to digest", many of these stories are based on true experiences.

The Family Guy- Boris Kodjoe Supports ABFF And Gold Peak Tea

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.08.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Boris Kodjoe is charismatic, personable and knows how to work the room. He commands attention, but not in the "Hey, look at me!" kind of way. His swagger, his smile and warm, inviting demeanor make everyone take notice.

The Happily Married Creators of The Game, Girlfriends, and Sparkle Talk Film, Family and Whitney Houston

Chie Davis | Posted 08.31.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

We're best friends, beyond being married we enjoy being together. He inspires me as an artist, plus he's sexy on top of it! I think that the challenge is balancing life together.

Movie Makers and Story Tellers Take Over Miami

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

From June 20th to the 23rd, my goal was to learn as much about the film industry as possible; to see it through the eyes of the artists, hear it in their voices, see their visions on the big screen, and to gauge the audiences reaction.