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Black History Month

‘Footnotes’ Book Excerpt: Caseen Gaines Tells Story of Black Artists Behind Broadway’s ‘Shuffle Along’ (Exclusive)

The author raises the curtain on the historical all-Black Broadway musical in his upcoming book, out May 25.

Melina Matsoukas, Howard University and Instagram Team on ‘Future First’ Reels Challenge

Instagram's #ShareBlackStories is getting another boost through a partnership with Howard University and the 'Queen & Slim' filmmaker under the "Future First" Reels Challenge, open to current students.

ABC Launching New Primetime Newsmagazine on Black Life in America

'Soul Of a Nation,' exploring "authentic realities of Black life," will air its six episodes on ABC Tuesday nights beginning in March.

Black History Month Programming Available on TV and Streaming

Many networks and streaming services have made dedicated programming plans to mark Black History Month.

Will Smith to Host 14th Amendment Doc Series for Netflix

The six-part series, "Amend: The Fight for America," is being billed as "a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a 'United States' really means."

170 Industry Leaders Sign Unity Statement to Launch Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance

“The impact of the Alliance is to reignite and realign the power that exists in the connection between the Black and Jewish communities and to grow and build a civil rights movement for the next generation,” says signatory Ben Silverman.

NBA Star Chris Paul Executive Producing ESPN+ Docuseries on HBCU Basketball Team (Exclusive)

The Chris Paul-produced docuseries ‘Why Not Us,’ which follows the North Carolina Central basketball team, premieres Feb. 12 as the first project under the new The Undefeated on ESPN+ partnership.

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga’s Racial-Identity Movie ‘Passing’ and Why Rebecca Hall Was the “Perfect Person” to Direct

For three years, Rebecca Hall had been struggling to find financing for her directorial debut, Passing, when in 2018 she approached producing partners Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker, who had backed the first feature films of Ryan Coogler, Chloé Zhao and Boots Riley through their Significant Productions. The pair were blown away by Hall’s […]

Critic’s Notebook: How ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and More Give Audiences “An Opportunity to Witness Black Excellence”

A film critic, academic and novelist notes the acute joy and pain of viewing awards contenders that explore African American genius, including 'Judas and the Black Messiah' and 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday.' 

Netflix Partners with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for Three Projects Based on His Books (Exclusive)

The antiracist scholar will collaborate with film and TV vets Roger Ross Williams, Mara Brock Akil and Chris Nee for adaptations of his bestsellers 'Stamped from the Beginning,' 'Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You' and 'Antiracist Baby.'

Chadwick Boseman’s Close Confidants Share Untold Memories of the Late Actor

Four months after the death of the 'Black Panther' star, who succumbed to colon cancer at age 43, those in his inner circle reminisce about their unique bond with the gifted actor: "He was one of the most potent people I've ever met."

The Tao of LaKeith Stanfield: An Ascendant Actor on Forging His Own Path

By adhering to his own code — maintain focus but never follow the herd — Atlanta and Get  Out star LaKeith  Stanfield has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young actors and one of its more idiosyncratic personalities.