Interview: Producer Kimberly Brooks Revisits First Class of Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls 10 Years Later In ‘O Girls’

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Ten years ago, mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey opened The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), a school that would provide a once in a lifetime education and opportunities to South Africa’s most impoverished but intelligent girls. Winfrey said… Continue Reading

Documentary ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Is Now Streaming on Netflix – Prior to Her Death Last Year, We Spoke to the Film’s Star

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For twenty years, soul singer Sharon Jones cultivated a world-wide audience with her sensational albums, performances and stunning voice. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have been heard in everything from FitBit commercials, to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf Of Wall Street”… Continue Reading

Interview: Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the Cast of August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ Talk Its Long Awaited Broadway Debut (Previews Begin December 28)

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Set in the late 1970’s in the robust and colorfully textured world that is August Wilson’s Pittsburg, “Jitney” is a profound and compelling story about a group of Black men trying to scratch out a living as unlicensed jitney drivers.… Continue Reading

Interview: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis & Stephen Henderson on Returning to ‘Fences’ (Opens Wide Christmas Day)

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Returning to their roles six years after the Tony Award-winning revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” stunned Broadway; Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson are at long last presenting the sixth play in Wilson “Pittsburg Cycle” to film audiences. The… Continue Reading

Interview: ‘Hidden Figures’ Author Margot Lee Shetterly Talks Uncovering a Rich and Powerful Story (Opens Christmas Day)

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Though her father was a research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center, writer, researcher, and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly knew very little of the Black female engineers, scientists, and mathematicians that helped catapult the United States into the space race… Continue Reading

We Visited the Curaçao Set of Ernest Dickerson’s Upcoming New Film ‘Double Play’ – A Journey Rife With History and Understanding

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We learned last night that director Ernest Dickerson’s much anticipated next feature film, “Double Play,” has interestingly opted for an international world premiere, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in late January, 2017, with the cast and crew in attendance.… Continue Reading

Interview: Shemar Moore Talks Taking the Reigns as Producer for His Newest Film, ‘The Bounce Back’ (In Theaters Today)

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After saying goodbye to “Criminal Minds” earlier this year, actor Shemar Moore is stepping into a new role, funding and producing his first feature film, “The Bounce Back.” Moore stars alongside Nadine Velazquez and Bill Bellamy in this warm, romantic… Continue Reading