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‘Malcolm X’ Finally Screens in Saudi Arabia 30 Years After Historic Filming in Mecca

Malcolm X may have famously been the first non-documentary to shoot in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, but it’s taken 30 years for the film to actually screen publicly in the country. That historic occasion took place on Dec. 3 at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, where Spike Lee touched down […]

‘Blood Brothers’ Director on Exploring Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s Friendship in Documentary

When Blood Brothers director Marcus A. Clarke was presented with the opportunity to make a film about the relationship and subsequent fallout between Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, he wasn’t aware the two developed a friendship from 1962 to 1965. Now with Netflix’s Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, which is produced by Kenya Barris, […]

Netflix’s ‘Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali’: Film Review

The interviewees in Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali generously use words like “destiny,” “fate” and “prophecy” to describe the friendship between the two iconic civil rights activists at the center of this documentary. At first the words, a testament to the influence and deep meaning of the pair’s connection, sound beautiful. But as […]

Netflix Drops Trailer for Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali Documentary ‘Blood Brothers’

Upcoming Netflix documentary Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali details the three-year-long friendship between the civil rights and Nation of Islam leader and legendary boxer. In the trailer, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton praises the icons by declaring: “They define a whole generation to be themselves and be bold.” Produced by Kenya Barris, […]

‘One Night in Miami’: Film Review | Venice 2020

Regina King makes her feature directing debut with Amazon's adaptation of One Night in Miami, the stage hit inspired by the 1964 encounter of four giants of sports, music and activism with conflicting perspectives on the Black struggle.

‘One Night in Miami’ Composer Terence Blanchard to Receive Venice Honor

Oscar-nominee and multi-Grammy-winning film composer and musician Terence Blanchard will receive this Campari Passion for Film Award at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Blanchard's scored Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Da 5 Bloods' as well as for Regina King's Venice entry 'One Night in Miami.'

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies at 78

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company, has died. He was 78.

Betty Kennedy, Veteran Canadian Broadcaster and ‘Front Page Challenge’ Panelist, Dies at 91

The broadcaster had a 33-year run on the CBC's current affairs quiz show that hosted guests like Malcolm X, Tony Bennett and Errol Flynn.

Nicki Minaj Slammed by Malcolm X’s Estate for Using Photo in Cover Art

The singer tweeted unofficial artwork for her latest single that featured the black nationalist with a rifle in his hands, and has since apologized.

‘Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘Airplane!’ Among 25 Movies Named to National Film Registry

"All the President's Men," "The Exorcist" and "Malcolm X" also were chosen by the Librarian of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.