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Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood
1 year ago

Tory Devon Smith: Breaking into Hollywood

For actor Tory Devon Smith being in the entertainment industry isn’t about fame.

“Red carpet is not the goal, the goal is not awards . . . it’s about brilliant …
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Shanice Banton: Upward Movements
2 years ago

Shanice Banton: Upward Movements

Actress Shanice Banton sees the parallels between her latest film, Race, and the current racial and cultural tensions in the world. With politicians spreading fear and hate, police killings and shootings, and genocides across the globe, it’s easy to see the similarities between 1936, when the movie was …
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Alano Miller: Challenging Roles
2 years ago

Alano Miller: Challenging Roles

For “Underground” actor Alano Miller, the words “slave drama” nearly put him off from the project completely.

“You know, when it was first pitched to me, I kinda was like …
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Because Black Film Matters
2 years ago

Because Black Film Matters

While the Oscars are receiving backlash for the award show’s lack of racial diversity, Black film will be celebrated and discussed this month in Toronto. The fourth annual Toronto Black …
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Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’
3 years ago

Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’

On the closing night of the Toronto Black Film Festival, during a panel discussion titled, “Black Actors in Hollywood, Then and Now”, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson took the opportunity to …
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Selma: A snub too much
3 years ago

Selma: A snub too much

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King

It’s 2015, the Oscar nominations have been thrown out to the …
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