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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

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By diamond 10:46 am May 21, 2015   There’s a lot of dope black films to look forward to. The latest in the Kickstarter game is The Last Black Man in San Francisco. The film details the real life consequences of gentrification. From Kickstarter: The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a feature-length narrative film […]

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‘Honeytrap’ Film Explores Girlhood and Gangs

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By diamond 12:32 pm May 7, 2015 “Honeytrap” tells the story of a young girl who sets up her ex-boyfriend to be killed by her current boyfriend his crew. The story is ripped straight from the headlines from a 2008 case. The film premieres in the UK this weekend. Plans for US distribution have not […]

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‘Fried IceCream’ Is the Coming-of-Age Film You’ve Been Waiting For

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By diamond 11:53 am May 6, 2015 “Fried IceCream” is a coming-of-age film that follows friends Sloan and Akeebah during this last semester of college. With so few coming-of-age films that star black women, a movie like this is needed. Check out the trailer below and learn more at the film’s Indiegogo page. Photo: Fried […]

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Nina Simone Documentary Drops Next Month

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By diamond 9:25 am May 5, 2015 The trailer for “What Happened, Miss Simone” is finally here. The film explores the triumphs and tribulations of Nina Simone’s life. The documentary by Liz Garbus is not to be confused with the controversial biopic starring Zoe Saldana. The film will be released on June 26th. Photo: Nina […]

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‘Dope’ Is the Film We’ve Been Waiting For

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By diamond 12:22 pm April 27, 2015 Dope, the day-in-the-life film we profiled earlier, has finally released its official trailer. Dope follows Malcolm (Shameik Moore) as he becomes entangled in a drug dealer’s ring. The film stars A$AP Rocky, Zoë Kravitz, and Chanel Iman. It drops June 19. Photo: Dope/IMDB

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New Film ‘Dope’ Is Bound to Be a Hit

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By diamond 10:59 am March 27, 2015 Dope, set in modern-day Inglewood, CA., but full of ’90s nostalgia, is the one film you need to see this summer.  The coming of age story follows Malcom (Shameik Moore) and his best friends as he descends into a drug dealer’s ring. The film is directed by Rick Famuyiwa […]

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New Film Revisits the 1983 US Invasion of Grenada

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By diamond 12:27 pm March 13, 2015 The 1983 United States invasion of the small Caribbean island of Grenada won’t be forgotten if filmmaker Damani Baker has anything to do with it. Baker was nine years-old when his mother moved him and his sister to Grenada during the nation’s revolution. His film, The House on […]

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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Will Produce Hurricane Katrina Drama

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By diamond 3:44 pm January 26, 2015 Selma director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo have joined forces to develop a Hurricane Katrina drama.

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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm December 31, 2014 Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell […]

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Egypt bans ‘Exodus’ movie for historical inaccuracies

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:16 pm December 29, 2014 Egypt has banned the showing of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” in the country due to historical inaccuracies. 

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