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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Oscar Highlights: Jared Leto’s Perfect Acceptance Speech, Ellen Scores And More!

It was no real surprise that front-runner Jared Leto would win the Best Supporting Actor  Academy Award for his role as transgender character, Rayon, in “Dallas Buyers Club” but his acceptance speech was an instant classic. “Incredible. Ellen, I love you. To my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to share this journey with you. I’m in […]

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