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Gina Yashere has always been one of my favorite comedians,’ says director Nick Park

The lovable British comedian can be heard as the voice of Gravelle, a hypochondriac tribe member who likes to share details of her ailments on Aardman Studio’s latest offering “Early Man.” A prehistoric comedy about courageous caveman battling a world that’s moved on to bronze, it tells the story of …

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The 26th Annual Pan African Film Festival Kicks Off

The world’s eyes will be centered on Los Angeles for the next two weeks as the biggest black film festival kicked off Thursday with a press conference featuring festival co founder, Danny Glover, festival executive director, Ayuko Babu, and Alfons Adetuyi, director of the festival’s opening night film “Love Jacked.” …

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Oscar Nominees Daniel, Dee, Bryant and Blige Attend Annual Luncheon

More than 175 Oscar nominees attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. An annual event, the Oscars Nominee luncheon is a chance to meet fellow nominees and hear from important speakers in the film-making community. Academy President John Bailey spoke at the event, …

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Blige, Kaluuya and Boyega honored at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Actors Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”), John Boyega (“Detroit”) and Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) were honored at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) with Virtuosos Awards. Created to recognize a select group of talent who have distinguished themselves through breakthrough performances in film this past year, previous recipients …

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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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Chief Newton Jubunoh celebrates 80th, Launches Biography

Renowned Nigerian environmentalist and explorer, Chief Newton Jibunoh (OON) ‘Dessert Warrior’ recently marked his 80th birthday while presenting his fourth book and biography; “Hunger for Power”. The grand occasion which held at the upscale Landmark event center, Victoria Island Lagos attracted high profile guests including Rtd Major Gen. Ike Nwachukwu, General Theophilus …

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