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Why You Need to See a Black Love Story -- NOW!

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

If we rely on Hollywood's depiction of African American relationships, we are doomed. Our relationships are portrayed as dysfunctional or they are simply nonexistent, as if we are incapable of forming loving unions with each other.

Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

Will Sunday's SAG Awards Mirror The Oscars?

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Oscar tea-leaf reading doesn't get any better than at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. When the 20th annual SAG Awards get underway Saturday night at ...

Jennifer Lawrence Rocks Her Killer New Haircut As One of 6 Stars on W's February Cover

W | Posted 03.09.2014 | Style
W

The actors who killed it this year get real in photographs by Juergen Teller.

Luke 1:39-45(46-55): The Other Side of the Tray

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

And there is the key to Christmas joy. The little-known secret of Christmas is that our joy is full when we study and learn from Mary as servant, God as servant, Jesus as servant, and become servants ourselves. When we do, our joy will be full.

Finalists For Best Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar Revealed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Academy has unveiled the shortlist for the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar, giving us the seven films in consideration for the category's three ...

SAG Awards Shockers: Redford, 'Mr. Banks' & More

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.11.2013 | Entertainment

According to some instantaneous analysis from Variety, Wednesday morning's Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were a boon for "August: Osage County...

Kia Makarechi

Lenny Kravitz Is Having A Very Good Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment

Lenny Kravitz plays Cinna, the stylist to Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," but for many of the months befor...

Forest Whitaker Rejects Obama Role

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

In an interview with The Independent, Forest Whitaker said that he was once offered the chance to play Barack Obama on film, but turned down the oppor...

Hey, MPAA: Give Philomena a PG-13

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.

These Hollywood Big Wigs Want Black Film To Be More Than Just A Trend

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-...

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Star Weighs In On The 'Black Hollywood Renaissance'

Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

As we steadily approach the closing months of 2013, this year has brought the black experience and history to the forefront of Hollywood’s biggest r...

Thoughts on the Film 12 Years a Slave

Denise Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Denise Nicholas

12 Years a Slave is a story of survival, mental and physical, it is a visualization and particularization of humanity: the brutalized and the brutalizers -- everyone different, all lost in a way, all astounded by their experience, all on a journey in and through American history.

Hollywood's 'Race Problem' Is Worse Than You Think

Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Neil Parmar

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.

Harvey Weinstein Explains 'The Obama Effect'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Hollywood is experiencing an uptick in the number of movies with African-American protagonists as of late, and as a man who has put serious money into...

WATCH: Oprah Breaks Character In New 'Butler' Clip

Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has garnered a tremendous amount of attention since its box office debut last month. In addition to critics and fan...

Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.02.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.

The 31 Best Performances Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment

Summer of 2013 has come to its unofficial end, which means what better time than now to look back over the last four months of movie releases to find ...

Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: August 28, 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

CULTURAL & CHARITABLE Catch-Up: August 2013 The Summer of Cultural Infusion: The BUTLER, SPARK:A BURNING MAN STORY, SOUL DOCTOR, AVENUE Q, ILUMINATE,T...

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

The Movie That Made Obama Cry

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he got teary while watching "Lee Daniels' The Butler," a movie about a black White House servant who worked ...

Few Bones For 'Mortal Instruments'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — "Lee Daniels' The Butler" served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio esti...

Christopher Rosen

'Butler' Filmmaker Responds To Theater Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is expected to compete with the horror film "You're Next" and the young adult adaptation "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"...

Oprah Celebrates 'Butler' Success

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- When "Beloved" starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese. She fou...