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Tanya Kersey, Hollywood Black Film Festival Founder, Dies at 61

Tanya Kersey, founder of the Hollywood Black Film Festival, has died. She was 61. Kersey died Monday of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Rancho Cucamonga, California, her daughter Monique told The Hollywood Reporter. She had faced a number of health issues over the years. Kersey launched the Hollywood Black Film Festival in 1998. The […]

‘Snowfall’ Boss on How Season Finale “Crisis Point” Sets Up “Heavier” Final Installment: “This Story Has to Ultimately Be a Tragedy”

[This story contains spoilers from the fifth season finale of FX’s Snowfall.] Family loomed in large in Snowfall’s fifth season, which came to an end with tonight’s suspenseful season finale, from Damson Idris’ Franklin expecting a baby to his Aunt and Uncle finally getting married as they plotted to secure their own financial future. But […]

Critic’s Notebook: John Singleton Changed How Black America Looked at Itself

John Singleton’s 'Boyz N the Hood' was a cinematic gamechanger, revealing the horror, beauty and humanity of L.A.’s South Central to an unsuspecting America.

Race, Barriers and Battling Nerves: A Candid Conversation With Oscar’s Only 4 African-American Directing Nominees in 90 Years

Gathered for the first time, Lee Daniels, Barry Jenkins, Jordan Peele and John Singleton break down the politics of who can tell what story, the doors that didn't open and the game-changing impact of 'Black Panther': "It almost feels like, 'Are black people gonna go see white people's movies now that we have our own?'"

John Singleton: Can a White Director Make a Great Black Movie? (Guest Column)

"42" and "The Help" had white helmers; "The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it black, just not that black.' "