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Black, Disabled, Gay Christian Man in the South Moves Beyond His Labels

By Savoy Staff     April 9th, 2014

Black, Disabled, Gay Christian man refuses to live a life defined by a label, confined by society and denied by the church. Obstacles and challenges are commonplace in life and one can either face it with courage and faith or curl up into a little ball of fear and despair. One such example is the [...]

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Michael B. Jordan Mentors 6 Filmmakers at CinemaCon

By D. Janell Perry     March 28th, 2014

Actor Michael B. Jordan assists six filmmakers in making their dream realities. Jordan was selected last week as the 2014 Sprite Films mentor to the CinemaCon filmmaker finalists located in Las Vegas. Six promising filmmakers were chosen by Sprite to brand themselves in the film industry by crafting a short film from script-to-screen. The Green [...]

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Nigerian Author Ngozi Adichie Wins Fiction Prize

By D. Janell Perry     March 21st, 2014

The latest novel, “Americanah”, written by the acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Sheri Fink’s book on Hurricane Katrina, “Five Days at Memorial,” also won an award for nonfiction. The biography recipient was Leo Damrosch’s “Jonathan Swift” and Amy Wilentz’s “Farewell, Fred Voodoo” also received [...]

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Annual Pan African Film And Arts Festival Draws Thousands To Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

By Savoy Staff     February 7th, 2014

The 22nd annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival, the premier celebration of international filmmakers, craftsmen and performers of African heritage, is set to commence today at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The festival is expected to draw more than 35,000 people from around the world to the mall over the next several weeks. As the centerpiece of [...]

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Spit’in Anger Documentary by Fathers Incorporated Set to Premiere

By Savoy Staff     January 22nd, 2014

On February 6, “SPIT’IN ANGER: Venom of a Fatherless Son” will premiere at the Spectrum Theater in Albany, New York…The film addresses the underlying issue of anger that dwells in young black males as a result of not having a nurturing relationship with their fathers. The American “family” has changed.  Non-marital births, divorce, single parents, and blended [...]

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“12 Years a Slave” Wins Best Drama at the Golden Globes

By Savoy Staff     January 13th, 2014

The Golden Globes ended on a high note with “12 Years a Slave” winning Best Motion Picture, Drama. “12 Years a Slave” tells the story of Solomon Northup played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, a  free African-American male from upstate New York that is abducted and sold into slavery. “12 Years a Slave” is directed by Steve [...]

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ABFF “American Black Film Festival” Announces Move To New York City And 2014 Dates

By Savoy Staff     November 8th, 2013

Film Life is pleased to announce that the 18th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City. The ABFF is the leading U.S. festival presenting films by or about people of African descent, and is widely recognized and respected as a pipeline for Black talent. Committed to the belief that [...]

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Lance Gross a curator?

By Meta J Mereday     August 1st, 2013

Lance Gross and Lauren London have lent their voices to a virtual exhibit documenting the African-American experience. Watch the videos inside and see Adrienne Bailon, Christina Milian and others posing for the “Be Yo” anti-bullying campaign. Lance Gross, Lauren London, Talib Kweli and Jordin Sparks are among the YBF celebs who’ve joined an interactive campaign [...]

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Artists Celebrate Mandela’s Societal Contribution With Paintings

By D. Janell Perry     July 19th, 2013

South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday of the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved, with giant portraits and colorful posters made from love, appreciation and respect. The affectionately acclaimed “father of the nation” has influenced artists to create pieces to commemorate the Nelson Mandela International Day, a [...]

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Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels launches Kickstarter comic book campaign

By D. Janell Perry     July 18th, 2013

Kickstarter has become the go-to website for many budding entrepreneurs, struggling artists and many others with a dream and not a dollar to make it happen. Actress and singer, Antonique Smith, whose best known for playing R&B diva Faith Evans in Notorious used the crowd-funding website to get her personal singing career off the ground. [...]

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