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Horror Short 'A Night At The Table' And Rom-Com 'Appetizer' Explore How Black Women Channel Pain

With the released of Jordan Peele's Us, it's a reminder we are seeing the resurgence of stories created by Black film and television writers in a variety of genres. Adding to this slate are A Night At The Table and Appetizer, two independent short films brought to you by Tamara S. Hall, an actress, writer and filmmaker who just launched her production company, A Flower in Fire, to...

News,Television

'Black Mirror' Season 5: Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II To Star In Episode

Black Mirror just got Blacker! Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are slated to join the fifth season of Charlie Brookner’s sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror. Similar in the vein of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, each episode of Black Mirror explores mankind’s complex relationship with technology through the lens of different characters. The Netflix show...

Film,News

Here's How Howard University Showed Out For Their Special Screening Of 'Us'

It goes without saying that the marketing campaign for Jordan Peele’s Get Out follow up, Us, has been one of sheer genius. In preparation for the film’s release, Monkeypaw Productions created multiple special screenings. One screening, properly called #UsFirst, was exclusively devoted to Black press and Black film journalists who got first dibs at Jordan Peele’s new nightmare. Another,...

Television,News

Lee Daniels Breaks Silence On 'Pain And Anger' Of Jussie Smollett Fallout

Since actor and musician Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 counts for a filing a false police report, Empire showrunner Lee Daniels has remained quite mum regarding the subject. Now, the Academy Award-nominated director has given some comments on the matter. View this post on Instagram I was so in my feelings last week that I forgot to post about @empirefox &...

Television,News

Soap Opera Legend, ‘Young And The Restless’ Star Kristoff St. John’s Cause Of Death Revealed

The soap opera world was taken aback by the death of Emmy-winning actor Kristoff St. John. The actor, who portrayed Neil Winters on the CBS daytime drama The Young and The Restless, died at the age of 52 at his home in California back in February. St. John’s death drew an outpouring of grief from many in the acting world, including his former Y&R co-stars Shemar Moore, who portrayed...