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Jewelry Designer Douriean Fletcher On “Marrying Metal To Fabric” For ‘Black Panther’

Jewelry Designer Douriean Fletcher On “Marrying Metal To Fabric” For ‘Black Panther’  Richy Rosario @RiiiichyRosario | February 15, 2018 – 1:15 pm   CREDIT: Getty Images Douriean Fletcher probably didn’t think she’d be designing jewelry for one of the biggest movies in history. You know, the type of film that’s so culturally relevant and necessary that it spawned […]

The Revolutionary Power Of Black Panther

Williams + Hirakawa for TIME The Revolutionary Power Of Black PantherMarvel’s new movie marks a major milestone By JAMIL SMITH The first movie I remember seeing in a theater had a black hero. Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams, didn’t have any superpowers, but he ran his own city. That movie, the 1980 Star Warssequel The Empire Strikes Back, […]

As Star Wars gets more inclusive onscreen, it’s sticking with white men behind the camera

As Star Wars gets more inclusive onscreen, it’s sticking with white men behind the camera   Producer Ram Bergman, director Rian Johnson, and producer Kathleen Kennedy on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.IMAGE: DAVID JAMES / LUCASFILM LTD. BY ANGIE HANFEB 09, 2018 For the most part, Lucasfilm’s keeping their Star Wars plans close to […]

CARIBBEAT: ‘Charcoal’ film on self-hate, colorism and black women coming to Manhattan and Brooklyn

In an attempt to lighten her complexion, a young woman applies a scrub to her face in a scene from the 2017 Francesca Andre film short, “Charcoal.”  (FRANCESCAANDREPHOTOGRAPHY.COM) JARED MCCALLISTER NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Sunday, January 7, 2018, 4:00 AM Haiti-born filmmaker Francesca Andre has accomplished quite a feat with her film “Charcoal” — […]

THE IMPACT OF BLACK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE BHERC CELEBRATION OF THE 25th ANNUAL SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

THE IMPACT OF BLACK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE BHERC CELEBRATION OF THE 25th ANNUAL  SISTAS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Film and Television “Sista Power Panels” — led by top Black filmmakers and professionals — highlight the 25th celebration, examining the impact of Black Women in Film […]

FANDANGO OFFERING LIMITED EDITION ‘BLACK PANTHER’ COLLECTIBLE MOVIE CHARACTER GIFT CARDS

  BH IMPACTFEBRUARY 8, 2018 “Black Panther” Leaping to top of Fandango’s Best First Quarter Pre-Sellers   *Fandango is reporting that pre-sales for Marvel’s “Black Panther,” opening February 16, are outpacing presales for all other first quarter movie releases in the company’s 18-year history. At the same point in the Fandango sales cycle, “Black Panther” is […]

Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Talks The Inspiration Behind ‘Black Panther’

   Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Talks The Inspiration Behind ‘Black Panther’   Marvel Studios Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Ruth E. Carter, the two-time Oscar-nominated costume designer behind Selma, Amistad, and Roots, has been dressing African-American heroes for decades. But Marvel’s Black Panther, a costumed superhero who rules the fictional African nation of Wakanda, presented a unique and exciting challenge. […]

THE OSCAR NOMS INCLUDE DENZEL WASHINGTON, MARY J. BLIGE, JORDAN PEELE, DANIEL KALUUYA & MORE

THE OSCAR NOMS INCLUDE DENZEL WASHINGTON, MARY J. BLIGE, JORDAN PEELE, DANIEL KALUUYA & MORE (WATCH!) FISHER JACKJANUARY 23, 2018 ALSO: Activist Najee Ali has chimes in with his thoughts on how African American actors and crafts-people fared in this year’s nominations.   *If you missed it, earlier this morning, Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis […]

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