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Chadwick Bosman to star as Marvel’s first black superhero, company also set to debut first female hero

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:01 pm October 28, 2014 Marvel Studios announced several new films set to debut over the next couple of years, and one of them features its very first black superhero. 42 and Get On Up actor Chadwick Boseman has been tapped for the lead role. 

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Cee Lo Green apologizes for rape tweets

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:23 am September 3, 2014 I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014 Musician Cee Lo Green apologized Tuesday night for “idiotic” tweets about rape, but didn’t actually acknowledge that […]

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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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Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm May 30, 2014 Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

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Mayweather set to make $70 million from fight

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:56 am May 7, 2014   Floyd “money” Mayweather’s set to make $70 million from Saturday’s fight he won against Marcos Maidana. And the boxing champ wasted no time bragging about his come up on Instagram. 

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Queen Latifah set to star in Bessie Smith biopic

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am May 1, 2014 Queen Latifah will be playing Bessie Smith in a biopic, and Dee Rees, director of the movie Pariah, is slated to write and direct the film, which will air on HBO.

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India.Arie pins open letter in response to lack of blacks in Grammys

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:11 pm January 29, 2014 To say that singer India.Arie didn’t like this past Sunday’s Grammys would be an understatement. In an open letter, the songwriter talked about the dearth of black award winners and black faces on the telecast, and called the awards show a popularity contest.

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‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae joins Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:45 am January 7, 2014 Each year, Forbes releases their 30 Under 30 Entertainment list  The list reflects some of the hottest online entertainment executives, who are paving their way to stardom via YouTube and other social media platforms. This year, “Awkward Black Girl” and “Rachetpiece Theater” creator Issa Rae has joined the […]

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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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Radio Interview: The affects of racial categorization in Hollywood

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:48 am December 4, 2013 Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project. In this conversation, the two discuss an USA Today article that refers to “The Best Man: Holiday” as a “race-themed” film, and the affects […]

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