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    "Will Hollywood Let Negroes Make Love?" - A Trip Down Memory Lane; But What's Really Changed?

    Is there still very much a suppression of *black sexuality* in mainstream cinema?

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    Was There a Black 'Star Wars?' 3-Part *Documentary* Investigates...

    If you’ve watched Cheryl Dunye’s "Watermelon Woman," for example, you’ll have your answer.

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    What Happened to 'Soul Man' - The 'Blade Runner' Meets Blaxploitation Film Aimed for a 2014 Release?

    My guess is that the project is dead, or in limbo. They probably weren't able to raise the funds. After all, $48.5 million is a lot of cash for what financiers would probably consider a "risk" investment.

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    Adapting Octavia Butler - The Opening Scene from the 'Xenogenesis' Trilogy

    It's not the greatest 5-minutes ever captured on film, but I appreciate the effort

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    Nick Cannon as Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic? The Actor All But Confirms His Attachment

    Cannon initially stirred up rumors of his involvement, via his Instagram page earlier this week (sharing several photos of Richard Pryor solo, as well as the one at the top of this post, comparing his look with Pryors).

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    Discuss: 'In The Heat of The Night' & 'Crimson Tide' - 2 Different Slaps, 2 Different Men, 2 Different Responses?

    In consideration of ongoing debates on the testicular fortitude of Hollywood’s leading black male stars (and/or lack thereof)

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    Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary... Why Do You Think Mookie Threw a Trash Can Through Sal’s Pizzeria Window?

    Spike Lee has said that the only people who had ever asked him the question have been non-black people, suggesting a consensus among black people

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    Coming Soon: Nollywood and its French Connection

    The beneficiaries of the French connection made movies that raised the bar in Nollywood

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    From The Executive Producer of 'The Blind Side' Comes 'The Good Lie' (Trailer)

    Remember author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's Ted Talk titled "The Danger of a Single Story" which we've shared on this blog many times.

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    good kid, m.A.A.d. lilies: The French New Wave's Influence on Hip-Hop - Part 2

    It's safe to say that, at this point, the parallels, similarities, and differences between the French New Wave and the Hip-Hop New Wave have been made apparent.

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