BET Networks's Stephen Hill, ABFF Awards honoree Diahann Carroll, Nicole Friday and Jeff Friday, ABFF Founder and CEO, at the ABFF Awards in Beverly Hills. (Photo: Soul Brother/ Hilton)

10 Reasons to Watch the ABFF Awards

Want to know why events like the ABFF Awards, a Golden Globe Award-styled ceremony that honors black achievement in television and film, exist? Because Hollywoodn’t. That cleverly stated phrase may seem simplistic, but 20 years ago, it led Jeff Friday to create the American Black Film Festival and, this year, the ABFF Awards (also called […]

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Christine Swanson shares a few words of wisdom. (Image: Comcast)

ABFF Filmmaker Christine Swanson: It’s Important to Put Own ‘Unique Stamp’ on Films

“All About You” tells the story of two people, running from the pain of their broken pasts, discovering each other. The couple find themselves at a crossroad where the only thing that stands between them and a second chance is each other. Renee Goldsberry stars as Nicole and Terron Brooks as Brian. Debbie Allen, Vanessa […]

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Anthony Hemingway on Directing ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and Life Out of the Closet

Where were you when you heard about the Hollywood murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman? During the infamous O.J. Simpson Bronco chase on the California freeway? Or the trial that made everything else in the world stop? In watching FX’s engrossing and entertaining “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” you can’t help but think back […]

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Regina King on “American Crime”: “I like subject matter that is provocative and taboo”

The story just keeps getting deeper and deeper on “American Crime” but for viewers that just means we’re getting pulled in more and more to this excellent drama. With the rape allegations against Taylor (Connor Jessup) out in the public now, everyone is reeling as the investigation gets more and more complex as more secrets and […]

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