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The celebrity biopic is hotter than ever these days, with some of the best well-known and upcoming talent showcasing their acting chops in films about legendary subjects. One of the most important and prolific African American figures is revolutionary activist Angela Davis, whose life has been the topic of a big screen adaptation for several […]

A tragic school bus accident in Chattanooga, Tennessee took the lives of at least five elementary school students on Monday.

It's been announced that Forest Whitaker will be joining the Ryan Coogler-directed project. #BlackStarPower at its finest.

Forest Whitaker has been tapped to tell the story of female, hip-hop emcee Roxanne Shante in the upcoming biopic, Roxanne Roxanne. While the details are still being kept at a minimum, we do know that Nia Long will play the hip hop legend’s mother, Peggy. Check out a few photos from the set.   Will you […]

Forest Whitaker will co-produce Roxanne Roxanne, a feature about the 1980s Roxanne hip-hop wars in New York.

In 1976 author Alex Haley, who also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X released his book Roots, partially based on his journey to discover his…

TIME recently recognized six influential Black teenagers for their "30 Most Influential Teens of 2015"

In 1977, an unforgettable moment in film and television was created when ABC aired the Roots miniseries. Now in 2015, the remake’s exceptional cast is…

It’s been over a year since comedian Tracy Morgan was badly injured in a highway car crash, but things are finally looking up. Yesterday, Morgan…

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker is ready to broaden his legendary acting career even further. He’ll be making his Broadway debut in the Eugene O’Neill play, Hughie, next spring.…

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that…