‘Underground’ Stars Discuss Slave Drama’s Importance

Ask many black Americans and they will tell you that they are over films and television shows depicting them and their ancestors in subservient and stereotypical roles. Even though historical dramas “Twelve Years a Slave,” “The Help” and “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” received much acclaim, a segment of the black population believe that Hollywood prefers […]

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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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