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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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Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd
2 years ago

Kelly McCreary: Playing a Nerd

At the 2015 Emmy Awards, actress Viola Davis verbalized a message that was pointedly honest and equal parts poetic. It was a veracity that invoked claps and praise from every …
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Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV
2 years ago

Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV

The year is 1994. A young, ambitious junior screenwriter, Mara Brock Akil, sits in a room with seasoned television executives discussing an upcoming episode of the short-lived sitcom “South Central” …
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RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen
3 years ago

RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen

Rocking a style that seems to redefine cool, RJ Cyler walks into the lobby of the chic downtown Toronto Thompson Hotel wearing a neon orange bucket hat and a leather …
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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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