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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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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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Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at “Hidden Fences” in SNL Monologue

We continue to fall deeper in love with Octavia Spencer. Not only is she a brilliant actress and author, but she is also quite hilarious. Spencer hosted Saturday’s SNL by opening the show with a monologue that poked fun at this awards season’s reoccurring error where media announcers repeatedly called Hidden Figures by the wrong…

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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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