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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.

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.

Jumping The Broom: Family and Class Conflicts With a Side of Humor

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The film doesn't try to put a copycat "urban" tag on the proceedings, but instead tells an interesting story free of Hollywood's often narrow depictions of African-Americans.

How Fans Brought The Game Back to BET

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

This season of BET's The Game will not only entertain. It will be a testament that the black community does in fact have a voice -- and that voice has the power to affect change.