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Michael B. Jordan & OWN to Develop Series Inspired by Moonlight Co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Life

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN is consistently bridging cultural elements of film to deliver high-quality programming, and the network’s newest venture is no different. Tarell Alvin McCraney, executive producer and co-writer of Moonlight, is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for a new drama series based on McCraney’s life. According to Variety, the drama follows a 14-year-old prodigy from South…

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Ravyn Lenae Invites Us on a Trip to the Stars with ‘Midnight Moonlight’ EP

Young Chicago songstress Ravyn Lenae kicked-off her tour with poetic rapper and fellow Chicagoan Noname earlier this year, and today fans were surprised with a new six song EP. Titled Midnight Moonlight, the 18 year old continues to grace the airwaves with her soulful, raw aesthetic in what almost feels like an extension of her debut EP, Moonshoes. Midnight Moonlight is…

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Oscar Winning Cast of ‘Moonlight’ Shine in Calvin Klein Campaign

After receiving three awards at the Oscars 2017, the outstanding men of Moonlight are featured in Calvin Klein’s ‘Revelation’ Spring Underwear Campaign. The film’s stars Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Alex Hibbert discuss what it is like to be men of the moment, their lives before their eminence and how this groundbreaking picture has changed…

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‘Moonlight’ Makes History With Oscar Win for “Best Picture”

As an award show that traditionally lacks diversity, the 89th Academy Awards delivered some memorable moments for the close of Black History Month. In the past two years, not a single Black actor was nominated for any category. What a surprise it came to hear the 2016 acclaimed Moonlight won the Oscar for “Best Picture”…

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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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Kelela Stuns At Calvin Klein Spring 2018 Runway Show

Appearing angelic, our girl Kelela was absolutely a vision in white at Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 fashion week presentation Thursday night. Captured front and center with the likes of the always gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o as well as Moonlight’s ever-so-talented Ashton Sanders among others, Kelela paired a fresh fade along with locs beautifully embellished with crystal beads. The…

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Audio: Ravyn Lenae, “Spice” (Remix) Feat. Smino

Just about everyone has their sights on one of the midwest’s most creative cities right now. So as fellow Chicagoans Ravyn Lenae and Smino grace us with their latest collaboration, we’re ensuring our eyes stay fixed. Having impressed a whole new audience with her unique style and kaleidoscopic consistency, Ravyn’s Midnight Moonlight EP was an…

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Barry Jenkins to Direct a James Baldwin Novel-adapted Film

For our own obsession, we’re relieved to know that Barry Jenkins is already back at work on his next project. Following the well-deserved success of his critically acclaimed, multi-award winning feature film Moonlight, the director extraordinaire’s next film will be an adaption of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel tells the story…

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Hear Previously Unheard Jay Z Vocals in New ‘4:44’ Trailer

Apparently, on June 30th, a new Jay Z project will be debuted. Whether this will be an album or visual project is still up for question, but after weeks of mysterious 4:44 labeled billboards, we are surely on edge to learn more. Tonight, Hov debuted the 4:44 short trailer via Tidal featuring previously unheard vocals…

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