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Black Filmmakers

The Equalizer

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. Now, the successful duo goes back to the well once more for another powerful and violent movie. Do they yield the same results?

The 2014 American Black Film Festival Premieres in New York City

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida and now New York City.

New Documentary About Black Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux

Kate Kelly | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Kate Kelly

Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951), the son of former slaves, lived a remarkable life. He was a homesteader in South Dakota, a bestselling author of seven novels, and a filmmaker who went on to make 44 "race films," the term used for a genre of films made for black audiences with all-black casts.

Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks The Best Man Holiday

Nsenga Burton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Nearly 15 years later, Malcolm D. Lee is back with The Best Man Holiday, the much-anticipated sequel to a film that is as important to the canon of black film as it is to audiences that love the film and what it represents.

WATCH: New Documentary Highlights Death Of Slain Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay Voices

In November of 2011, Detroit Police identified a burned torso that was found on Detroit's east side, belonging to 19-year-old Shelley Hilliard, a tran...

New Series Highlights Black LGBT Visionaries

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Filmmaker, writer and activist Katina Parker has created "Truth.Be.Told.," a television series that documents the lives of queer black visionaries. ...

Much More Than a Zombie Film: Danger Word Brings Special Messages to Black Community

Olympia Duhart | Posted 08.04.2013 | Black Voices
Olympia Duhart

In "The Walking Dead," Warm Bodies and the upcoming World War Z, zombies are leaving deep footsteps in Hollywood. Now, black filmmakers are adding their own imprint to the zombie trek with the short film Danger Word.

A New Gay Documentary For The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Amir Dixon’s new documentary “Friends of Essex” touches on how black gay men grapple with masculinity, identity, sexuality and race. Mirrori...

Transgender Filmmaker Talks Race, Movies And Being Who You Are

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

To call Kortney Ryan Ziegler a Renaissance man would almost be an understatement. He's an artist, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur and human rights adv...

Characters Welcomed

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.19.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

On March 8, 2012, The Beach Chronicles hit the big screen for its debut at the Miami International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the debut screening and catch up with it's stars.