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Oscars So Diverse

An Asian, a Hispanic and two African-Americans all won Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, which discarded old traditions for new ones. Gone was the Academy president’s customary speech with longer monologues padding out the biggest night in show business. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in addressing …

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African Prints and Patterns Reign at the South African Premiere of “Black Panther”

Earlier in Johannesburg, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and John Kani attended the South Africa premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” This latest Marvel blockbuster has already sold out local screenings across the United States and Canada and is expected to shatter box-office records this weekend. Critics have unanimously praised the …

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Meet the Supporting Cast of Marvel’s First Black Super Hero Film

You don’t need to know anything about this Marvel property to enjoy “Black Panther.”  Delightfully relevant, fresh, funny and non-formulaic, Marvel Studios has struck gold again with this sensational superhero treat.  A film about an African superhero (Chadwick Boseman) who is also the King of a wealthy and technologically advanced …

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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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Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’ to Present at SAG Awards

Actresses Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’o have been tapped to present at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Berry has two SAG awards and was first recognized for her role in the movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” in the Female Actor in a Television …

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David Oyelowo: “As a Nigerian, I’m frustrated By How Little We See of the Real Face Of Africa In Western Movies.”

Finding actors to play characters based on real people is never an easy fete, but director Mira Nair’s first choice for the role of Robert Katende in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” was David Oyelowo. “David is a chameleon,” says Nair. “He allows himself to disappear into whichever role he is …

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David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o star in Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’

“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with …

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David Oyelowo to star in ‘A United Kingdom’

David Oyelowo is finally bringing his passion project “A United Kingdom” to the big screen. A script the actor has been working on for several years; it tells the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who caused an international stir when he married Ruth Williams, a white woman …

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