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How The LeBron James-Produced Doc Series ‘Best Shot’ Combats Abandonment And Adversity With Unity And Brotherly Love

LeBron James is a sterling example of how basketball can be a conduit to change one’s life for the better. Case in point: the three-time NBA champion and his partners opened a state-of-the-art elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. And through his production company, Springhill Entertainment, he has invested in the journeys of a team of young black men in Newark, New Jersey,...

Film,Opinion,Television

From Savagery to Shark Week: Tracing The Lineage Of Black Humanity On Screen

Shark Week kicked off Sunday, July 22, for the 30th year in a row. While many people are excited to see their predator pals take over the Discovery Channel for the next few days, celebrities like Shaquille O’Neal and Daymond John seem especially poised for shark-related fun. Coincidentally, Shaq had a show called ‘Shaq-Tank’ where he listened to the 30-second pitches of a few lucky...

Film,Recap

Denzel’s Impact As Told By Cast And Friends At 'The Equalizer 2' World Premiere

Celebrities of big and small screen fame came out to see The Equalizer 2 at the world premiere earlier this week at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The black carpet was buzzing as Hollywood’s who’s who in film and television caught up with the press and each other about the highly anticipated return of Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua’s franchise and box office hit. Many...

Film,Trending

Boots Riley Isn't Sorry To Bother You -- And His Personal History Proves It

Sorry to Bother You is taking viewers across the country on a surreal, riveting and socially conscious joyride in the theaters. But, people may still be wondering about the mastermind behind the non-traditional Hollywood hit. Activist and hip-hop veteran Raymond Lawrence ‘Boots’ Riley may be new to directing movies, but he has a long history of creating media that is ‘out of the box’...

Trending,Opinion

Colorism Is a Complex Problem, But The Fight Continues

"This is a new day," boasts Netflix’s Great Day in Harlem remix on the classic photo by Art Kane, featuring black directors, actors and actresses from their shows and recognizing the movement taking place in Hollywood. Nonetheless, will the influx of new projects from black creators and artists be tainted by the ‘light-washing’ of characters from...