Aisha I. Jefferson

Black History Month: Black Women Making Moves Behind the Scenes

The Academy Awards airs in just a few days, and if all goes well, #OscarsSoWhite will be a thing of the past. This year, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali are among the record-tying number of black actor nominees, along with Ruth Negga, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND […]

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Black History Month: Black Women Creating Hollywood Magic

  There aren’t enough days in February to fully recognize the many and varied accomplishments black Americans have made in this country. READ ABOUT GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD AND OTHERS MAKING MOVES BEHIND THE SCENES Even in the arena of TV and film, where Black Hollywood is currently experiencing a golden moment, the list would seem never-ending. This […]

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Black History Month: More #BlackGirlMagic Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

  We’re right in the midst of awards season, and this year is a very exciting one for black women and black men working in front of the camera and behind the scenes in Hollywood. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Ava DuVernay are among the more familiar names being recognized for their talents, but as I […]

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Black History Month: See the Black Women Behind Hollywood’s Magic

If this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards nominations are any indication, black Hollywood is doing pretty well right now. Most people are familiar with those in front of the camera like Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Octavia Spencer, but more goes into creating successful films and TV shows than […]

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10 Great Holiday Films That Will Make You Smile

        ‘Tis the season to gather your loved ones and enjoy movies that celebrate the holiday season. And you don’t have to leave your house to do it! Just grab your laptop or TV remote and XFINITY’s got the rest. This year’s Black Entertainment Holiday Collection includes a festive mix of your favorite family-themed films […]

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‘Insecure’ Finale: 4 Verbal Exchanges That Had Me LOLing

*SPOILER ALERT* I just watched the “Insecure” season 1 finale for the third time and all I can say is that it is that show! If you haven’t been watching this HBO half-hour comedy then you need to set aside four hours to binge on the first season. (I also suggest that you stay off […]

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Enjoy 13 Great Family Films This Thanksgiving Weekend

Whether you want to spend time alone or strengthen your family bond, I have a few great suggestions for how you and the gang can stay entertained this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. XFINITY’S Thanksgiving Black Entertainment Collection includes a wonderful mix of your favorite family-themed films like “Soul Food” starring Vanessa L. Williams, Nia Long and Vivica A. Fox, […]

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Filmmaker Gets Real About Native American Stereotypes in Hollywood

If filmmaker Sterlin Harjo had one wish, it would be that Hollywood would stop resorting to stereotypes when depicting Native Americans. “I’d get rid of the flute music that white filmmakers think needs to be playing when an Indian comes on screen. It can be the smartest, brightest filmmaker and they still fall into these […]

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Documentary Chronicles Native American Gang Leader’s Story of Survival

In a few days, millions of Americans will gather with loved ones to watch football and eat themselves into a gluttonous stupor, marking the 395th anniversary of the original Thanksgiving harvest celebration that occurred at Plymouth Plantation. While he doesn’t object to such annual rituals, director Jack Riccobono hopes that Americans will educate themselves about […]

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Director Urges More Native Americans to Tell Their Stories in Hollywood

Though Native Americans are making greater strides in the TV and film space, filmmaker Ian Skorodin, founder of the L.A. Skins Fest — one of the country’s largest Native American film festivals — feels that they have barely scratched the surface. Skorodin, whose Tribal affiliation is Choctaw, founded L.A. Skins Fest to create a conduit between the […]

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