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There Are Too Damn Many Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the most important thing: The majority of them aren't worth seeing or reviewing. There used to be filters for this kind of thing. They were called film festivals.

Thomas, Townsend, and Sharpton Use Entertainment and Film to Combat Youth Violence

Marcus Bright | Posted 01.20.2013 | Black Voices
Marcus Bright

Isaiah Thomas and filmmaker Robert Townsend have launched a community film initiative that promotes non-violence -- Playin' For Love centers around the relationship between a high school basketball coach and his players.

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.

The NFL Goes Hollywood?

AP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — John Singleton, Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans are among the Hollywood veterans who will lead sessions in a new NFL program ...

The Complexities, Realities and Mysteries of Relationships: This Artweek.LA (November 21, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Bill Bush

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Black Filmmakers: Through The Years

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Throughout the storied history of American movies, there have been quite a few black filmmakers that have shaped society through their art and left an...

Hollywood, the Internet and the Poor: No Disconnect Necessary

Robert Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Townsend

Today, the entertainment industry is largely overlooking the most powerful distribution vehicle available: the Internet.

Do We Need a National Black Arts Festival?

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

The National Black Arts Festival exists to honor, to remember, to look forward, and to celebrate the cultural contributions of all people of African descent -- here and now.