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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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Octavia Spencer Plans to Break Hollywood Mold with Madam C.J. Walker Biopic

Octavia Spencer is bringing black history to the forefront of pop culture. The actress plans to break the traditionally “white-washed” Hollywood mold by producing and starring in an upcoming docu-series on the life and times of Madame C.J. Walker. Zero Gravity Management has optioned the 2001 nonfiction book, ‘On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times…

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Janelle Monáe To Star in NASA Film ‘Hidden Features’ Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

Just last month it was announced that Empire series star Taraji P. Henson would be starring in upcoming film Hidden Features, and now it has been confirmed that Janelle Monáe will also be hitting the big screen. The two will star in the film, alongside Octavia Spencer, which is based on the book Hidden Figures:…

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Tina and Richard Lawson Host Star-Studded Wearable Art Gala

Hosted by founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the inaugural Wearable Art Gala brought together some of our most bright and beautiful celebs for such an amazing cause. Gathering at California’s African-American Museum in Los Angeles, the two among many enjoyed  a night full of art, music, dance and Mrs. Tina’s homemade Gumbo in celebration of the…

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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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Michelle Obama Will Host A White House Screening of ‘Hidden Figures’

First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting a Hidden Figures screening at the White House on Thursday. The cast, producers and director were invited to attend the special night where FLOTUS will share personal remarks. Along with Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams, the real life Katherine Johnson, played by Henson in…

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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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Audio: Alicia Keys & Pharrell Williams, “Apple”

Release your cares and throw your arms to the sky as you jam to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams‘ new track “Apple.” The feel-good collaboration is one of many hit’s from the Hidden Figures soundtrack curated by Pharrell himself. To no surprise, the song aligns perfectly with the rest of the soundtrack and the film’s underlying theme of women empowerment. Hidden…

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Audio: Pharrell, “Crave”

Ever the innovator and equally the happy enthusiast, Pharrell has returned with yet another track from the upcoming Oscar-contender Hidden Figures. Laced in old school funk, “Crave” is an uptempo track filled with groovy guitar rhythms and horns to match. The catchy call-and-response jam encourages listeners to go after those irresistible desires with an underlying church…

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Audio: Pharrell Williams, “Runnin'”

Circling back to the big screen, Pharrell delivers the confident and upbeat “Runnin’” as a featured track for the film Hidden Figures, due to hit theaters on December 25th. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, the movie centers around three black women who aided NASA in the 1969 Space Race. Head on…

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Pharrell Premieres “I See A Victory” From ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack Alongside Kim Burrell At TIFF

Producer Pharrell Williams is no stranger to bringing a movie’s spirit into its soundtrack, giving us another uplifting track, “I See A Victory” from upcoming film, Hidden Figures. The legendary Kim Burrell, Echoes of Praise gospel choir, and Pharrell performed the new track this past weekend during Toronto’s International Film Festival. The singer-songwriter meets producer…

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The ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer Celebrates Black Women in STEM

Out of the many and continued accomplishments under our belt as people of color, from the first African American woman to travel in space to the first African American President of United States, there are several stories left untold to the masses. Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women…

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