Nia Long believes separatism in film with categories like “Black movies” holds Black entertainers back. Watch the clip inside.

Essence Magazine's 2021 filmmaker to watch, Lawerence "LAW" Watford has secured rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr. To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the federal holiday, read more about how Watford plans to adapt the book for television.

Watch the official trailer for upcoming film Judas and The Black Messiah starring LaKeith Stanfield, which is set to hit theaters Feb. 12 and HBO Max 31 days after its' theatrical release.

Everyone's talking about Disney Pixar's latest animated film Soul that was released Christmas Day. Soul follows Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx,  who is a middle school band teacher discovering life's true purpose on his journey in and out of the great beyond.

The Coming 2 America trailer dropped today and fans are eager for its release to Amazon Prime next year. The newly-crowned King Akeem played by Eddie Murphy and his right hand man Semmi played by Arsenio Hall embark on a comical journey back to the Queens, New York where it all began.

Maya Table is an Atlanta based director, producer, editor and digital strategist. She has been directing and producing music videos and commercials for over 15 years and has gone viral with pop culture pieces on Tina Knowles, her Uncle Poochie and more.

Disney actually announced enough content to keep fans locked into the platform for the next five years. Seriously, the thread of announcements is so long it is hard to explain all that is expected to arrive. Thankfully, we crafted a list of some of our favorite picks so you don't have to sort through it yourself.

Black heroes come in all forms. Over the last year, the African American community has been inspired by both fictional and non-fictional heroes. Whether on the big screen or behind the scenes, Black Excellence was thriving. Let’s take a look back and recognize some of film and television’s most recent heroes. Also be sure to […]

"ATL" fans, it looks like your dreams of a sequel are finally coming true. Zoe Kravitz is back to looking more like a regular girl, after she took out her braids to reprise her role as Christina in the Divergent Series. Zoe is getting ready to start filming Allegiant Part 1. She posted a selfie to let people know filming was ready to begin. Ava Duvernay‘s grassroots film […]

There was only one question we wanted to ask Think Like A Man Too producer Will Packer when he walked down the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards golden carpet last weekend at the 2014 Essence Festival. What actually makes a film a black film? If anyone would know, it would be Packer — the super-producer is the face […]


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