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Jeffrey Wright has been cast in Spike Lee‘s new film, High And Low. Deadline reports that the acclaimed actor will join Denzel Washington and Ilfenesh Hadera in the crime thriller.  The movie will be created for Apple and A24 and is an English-language reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s movie of the same name. Kurosawa’s original film was based on Evan Hunter’s (Ed McBain) 1959 […]

The 55th NAACP Image Awards, a celebration of Black excellence in music, television, and film, took place on Saturday, March 16th, with Queen Latifah hosting the event. The awards show honors achievements across 90 categories with top honors going to Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Quinta Brunson, The Color Purple, and Usher. Special awards were presented […]

Cord Jefferson is now an Oscar winner but wants others to join him in the winner’s circle. The filmmaker won Best Adapted Screenplay for 2023’s “American Fiction,” which stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Jeffrey Wright, Erika Alexander, and Sterling K. Brown.  Jefferson, a former staff writer for The Root, saw his commitment to writing Black […]

Da’Vine JoyRandolph took home the Oscar on Sunday for her role as a boarding school head cook who is grieving her son. “The Holdovers,” set in the 1970s, features an eclectic cast of clashing personalities who have, for one reason or another, stayed over Christmas break at the mostly empty boarding school, where they learn […]

Rickey Minor, an Emmy Award-winning bassist, conductor, and composer, has been named the musical director for the 2024 Academy Awards, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career. Minor, known for his work with notable artists and prestigious events, shared his journey from being inspired by the Jackson Five at a young age to becoming […]

The introduction of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (D.E.I.) rules at the Oscars has sparked a range of reactions within the film industry. Instituted in response to the national reckoning over racial justice, these rules require films to meet certain criteria in four main categories relating to both onscreen and offscreen representation, including the diversity of […]

The documentary “Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero,” showcasing the Grammy-winning artist Lil Nas X’s journey through his first world tour, has been acquired by Universal Pictures Content Group for international distribution. Directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel, the film offers an intimate look into the artist’s life, exploring themes of identity, acceptance, […]

Dominique Fishback, an Emmy and BAFTA nominee known for her remarkable roles in film and television, is set to be honored with the inaugural Culture Certified award by The Creative Collective during their first-ever Creative Class celebration. This award aims to recognize Black talents, both established and emerging, who have made significant contributions to shaping […]

The documentary “Where is Wendy Williams?” by Lifetime will proceed with its scheduled airing this weekend, following a New York court’s dismissal of an attempt to block its broadcast. The court ruled that preventing the documentary from airing would constitute an “impermissible prior restraint on speech,” violating the First Amendment. The documentary, set to be […]

“Dune: Part Two” is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the “DUNE” saga, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Set in a distant future, the film continues the epic journey of Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet, as he navigates an interstellar conflict and his destiny on the desert planet Arrakis. Zendaya reprises her role as Chani, a […]

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