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Award-winning director Alton Glass makes history, wins in all nominated categories at Black Film Festival

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm July 8, 2014 Alton Glass is a celebrated director, writer and producer. Now he can add history-maker to the list. At the 18th annual American Black Film Festival in New York City, Glass won awards for his heartfelt drama, “CRU” in all nominated categories. 

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Why Macklemore beat your favorite rapper

By Shantell @shantell_em 9:49 am January 27, 2014 First, I’d like to start by saying that I do not think Macklemore is better than Kendrick Lamar. Other than “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” not much happening on his debut album in my opinion. But where Kendrick and other artists who probably should have been awarded […]

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History made: highest number of Black actor nominations in Golden Globe Awards this year

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:23 pm December 13, 2013 Although the results of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aren’t in yet, history has been made. This year a record eight black stars have received nominations in major categories for the awards. In 2007, five black actors were nominated for a Golden Globe: Jennifer Hudson, Forrest […]

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Rihanna makes history by receiving first-ever “AMA Icon” Award

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:19 pm November 20, 2013 At the end of this month, Rihanna will make history by becoming the recipient of the first-ever American Music Awards Icon award. Winners of the awards, which will air live on November 24 on ABC, are determined by fans. 

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BET founder Robert L. Johnson to receive highest form of recognition in media

Black Entertainment Television (BET) Founder Robert L. Johnson will be inducted into the 2013 Giants of Broadcasting Honors, an annual distinction established by the Library of American Broadcasting. The award is the highest award recognition in media.

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For Your Consideration: Summer M.’s Movie Pitch

By Summer M. 9:11 am January 14, 2013 It’s awards season. And although I did not spend a tremendous amount of time in the movie theater, I learned a thing or two about what’s hot in Hollywood, which might be summed up in the following tweet from Erykah Badu: Judging from the trailers I sometimes […]

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