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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SAG And Golden Globes 2015: The LGBT-Ness Of Both Award Nominations

Coming up right after the holiday season is what those in ‘the biz’ like to call ‘Awards Season.’ Practically the minute the New Years ball drops, we launch in the People’s Choice Awards (January 7th, CBS) and the Writers Guild Awards (February 14th) are notable award shows but two of the biggest are the Golden Globes […]

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Emmy Nominations 2014: Where Are All the Asians?

The Emmy nominations were announced last week and as usual, the internet reacted accordingly. TV critics, bloggers, and the general denizens of pop culture took to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and every other social media outlet to let the world know what they thought of the newly announced nominees—but the biggest focus, as expected, was who […]

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Zoe Saldana Reportedly Cast as Miles Davis’ Wife in Biopic

Fans already excited about Don Cheadle’s upcoming Miles Davis biopic “Kill the Trumpet Player” should welcome some new casting news. “Star Trek: Into Darkness” star Zoe Saldana has reportedly been cast opposite Cheadle as Frances Davis, the legendary jazz musician’s first wife, who appeared on Davis’ iconic “Someday My Prince Will Come” album cover.

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