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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Pays Tenderly Warm Homage to Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’

As the art world continues to welcome diverse creators, the recent influx of Black art taking mainstream industries by storm has been a much needed glimmer of light amidst all of today’s calamities. But before our demands for representation were ever given an ear, a few institutions and agencies, like the Alvin Ailey American Dance…

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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‘Insecure’s Melina Matsoukas and ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins to Judge Elton John Video Competition

Both Barry Jenkins and Melina Matsoukas have been winning big over the last year. While Matsoukas continues to receive praise for HBO’s Insecure and Beyoncé‘s short film Lemonade, Jenkin’s Moonlight recently took home Best Picture at the 74th Annual Golden Globe awards. Fortunately, the two have no plans of slowing down. Along with Dreamworks Animation CEO,…

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The Writer Behind The Play That Birthed ‘Moonlight’ Will Soon Lead Yale’s Playwriting Department

Tarell Alvin McCraney has been named the chair of the Playwright Department at Yale’s School of Drama. The returning alumnus, who graduated in 2007, wrote the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, which initially inspired the critically acclaimed film Moonlight. In a statement, McCraney said, “This return to Yale marks a need in myself to…

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Black Contemporary Film and the Endurance of Legacy

Oscars season is officially here! As a self-described film nerd, 2016 felt like a dream. From small films like ‘Little Men’ and ‘White Girl’ (who were royally gipped this awards season) to standard American blockbusters, it was an incredible year for cinema. When tasked with the responsibility to reflect on the last year in Black film,…

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Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Donald Glover & More Take Home Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the 74th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2016. With a wide array of deserving nominees in each category, we are more than proud that of some our favorites not only received rightful recognition for their work, but also walked away with actual Golden Globe awards. Hosted…

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The 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Are In

The NAACP has announced the nominees for their 48th NAACP Image Awards and they didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to our very own Solange who was nominated for six awards including, Outstanding Female, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song and A Seat at the Table was nominated for Outstanding Album. Beyonce also was nominated for six awards…

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes Announces it’s Nominees

When we look back at 2016, we can safely say it was a good year for Black representation on screen. With shows like The Get Down, Atlanta, Insecure, Luke Cage and so many more, the world got a peek at what we hope will continue for people of color in film and television. Films like Berry…

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Hannah Beachler Is One Of Hollywood’s Leading Black Creative Masterminds

Hannah Beachler is Hollywood’s only high-level Black female production designer – a title and real life situation she finds hard to believe. Beachler’s mother worked as an interior designer while her father was an architect. Looking from the outside in, her early beginnings certainly gave her a special eye for detail. Fast forward several years…

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Chance The Rapper Is Set to Appear In New Film ‘Slice’

Having wrapped up “The Magnificent Coloring World Tour” last night, we’d imagine Chance The Rapper would be taking a break from the big stage. And he is… just for the big screen! Today the native of Chicago revealed that he secretly shot a movie in his hometown this summer. Slice, written by Austin Vesley, follows an…

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Janelle Monae Receives Her First Movie Role

Our favorite Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe, has just added yet another dimension to her resume. Already killing it as a singer-songwriter, label imprint head honcho and pioneer for social change, Monáe has landed her first role on the big screen for new film, Moonlight. While the singer’s exact character has yet to be announced, Vibe Magazine reports that the…

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Spotlight On The Featured 1MSQFT Contributors

Brimming with excitement as the debut of the Saint Heron and Microsoft 2,346 1MSQFT collaboration nears, we here at Saint Heron wanted to highlight the innovators who brought this vision to life. From singers to visual artists; from L.A. to Brooklyn, each creative brings a distinct spirit and brand to this cultural initiative to forge…

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