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Exclusive Video: “Get Out” Sweeps AAFCA Awards

“Get Out,” “Girls Trip” were big winners at the 9th African American Film Critics Association awards held Wednesday in Hollywood. The group of elite black film critics heaped accolades to Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, which earned its star Daniel Kaluuya a best actor nod, a best director prize for Peele, …

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‘I wanted to see Mike Epps in an Agbada,’ says ‘Love Jacked’ director Alfons Adetuyi

His latest film casts comedian Mike Epps as a self-proclaimed African aficionada who knows nothing about his African traditions. For director Alfons Adetuyi (“High Chicago”), Epps, a stand-up performer best known for “The Hangover” and “Meet the Blacks” was the perfect actor to embody that role. “In a movie like …

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‘I am African first,’ says AAFCA Award recipient Edward James Olmos

Best-known for his work in “Blade Runner,” the cult TV series “Battlestar Galactica,” and the Oscar nominated animated film “Coco,” actor and activist Edward James Olmos was recently honored by the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). At the event held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, …

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Trendy At The Black Panther Premiere

“Black Panther,” the story of T’Challa, a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero premiered in Los Angeles last night. The film’s stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy …

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Denzel Washington Scores His Ninth Nomination

In an Oscar race sprinkled with fresh faces, one individual of color stands out and that’s Denzel Washington. A familiar face in the Academy’s 90-year history, Washington has received nine nominations in his 40-year acting career, winning just two of those golden statuettes. His latest nomination, a best actor nod, …

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‘Den of Thieves’ is a complex crime caper

“Den of Thieves” is pure dynamite. A gripping crime caper where the line between cops and criminals are so brilliantly blurred, the film focuses on a group of bank robbers, who plot to pull off the ultimate heist, and the tenacious determination of the Sheriff’s department to bring them to …

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Jermaine Dupri and Cameo to be honored at the Trumpet Awards

It’s a prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements, and this year’s event will honor hip-hop record executive and songwriter Jermaine Dupri and the R&B/Funk band Cameo. Dupri, a Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist will receive The Music Innovation Award and the soul-influenced funk group Cameo, well-known for their …

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Trendy Attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards

Ava DuVernay was honored as Entertainer of the Year and the President’s Award went to Danny Glover during the live broadcast of the 49th NAACP Image Award. Held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Calif., the  two-hour live telecast was broadcast on TV One and was hosted by Anthony Anderson …

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