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Black Woman Directs First Ever Romantic Comedy about Black Muslim Life

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We all love a good romantic comedy, right? You know those hilariously relatable ones with the universal storyline: Gorgeous girl-loves-undeserving guy, they marry, he cheats, then, naturally, it all falls apart… Can the girl save her marriage with her beloved-albeit-trifling husband?? Or will she emerge after heartbreak more empowered with a new lease on life…

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‘Black Panther’ Has Made $700 Million Worldwide in Week Two

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“Black Panther” crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically on Sunday, its 10th day of release. The film has yet to open in China or Japan. After its second weekend domestically, the film, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, is already the…

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Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood On Display at CAAM

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Hollywood has long had a problem with representation and diversity, especially concerning anyone female and nonwhite. In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. D.W. Griffith’s 1915 classic “Birth of a Nation” even depicted African Americans as rapists and imbeciles, leading to a resurgence…

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Hollywood Faces the Growing Box Office Power of Black Audiences

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The biggest “surprise” of this past weekend box office was also totally predictable: a film with a predominantly Black cast drew a bigger audience than industry analysts expected. Box Office Hit Universal’s “Girls Trip,” a women-on-the-loose comedy starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith, made $30.4 million in its opening weekend, about…

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