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ICYMI: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Dig Into 'Fences' With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Washington and Davis discussed their upcoming movie, adapted from August Wilson’s eponymous play, and its present-day resonance with the NBA legend and social activist for The Hollywood Reporter’s new cover story. 

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WATCH: Viola Davis Speaks Truth About the Marginalization of Black Film

The “Fences” star candidly addressed inclusion in film and television in at conversation with Tom Hanks for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Reprise Broadway Roles in 'Fences' Trailer

August Wilson adapted his own acclaimed play about a working-class Black family in Pittsburgh for the upcoming film, directed by Washington.

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Authorized Angela Davis Biopic in The Works

Davis will team up with “Fruitvale Station” and “Dope” producer Nina Yang Bongiovi to bring the still-untitled project—based on her autobiography—to the big screen.

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'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' Follows 17 Black Olympians at Infamous 1936 Games

Director Deborah Riley Draper: “My entire life I thought Jesse was there all alone and he didn’t have any companionship and he was on that boat by himself. But that wasn’t the case.”

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Will Not Be Involved in 'Black Panther' Film

“Coogler’s a genius. (Did you see ‘Creed’?) I would only eff his isht up,” the author and journalist tweeted during a Twitter Q&A on July 30.

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WATCH: Electrifying New Trailer For 'The Birth Of A Nation'

Nate Parker’s directorial debut about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion arrives in theaters on October 7.

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Celebrate Tupac's Birthday With This 'All Eyez on Me' Trailer

The MC would have turned 45 today.

Drake Leads BET Awards Pack With Nine Nominations

The ceremony will air on June 26, complete with a tribute to Prince.

New Program Wants Iranian-American Filmmakers' Short-Film Submissions

Those interested can submit until May 30. 

Harriet Tubman Biopic in the Works

It will be written and directed by Black men.

Lifetime Fast-Tracked a Movie About the Flint Water Crisis

The film will explore what the Flint Water Advisory Task Force called “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction and environmental injustice.”

Ryan Coogler Will Co-Write 'Black Panther' Movie

Marvel previously announced that the “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” director is set to helm the film.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'Politics Are in the Background' for 'Black Panther' Reboot

Coates’ and illustrator Brian Stelfreeze’s ’Black Panther’ debuts today. 

Nate Parker Creates Film and Drama School at HBCU

“The Birth of a Nation” director’s new program will launch this fall at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

#FundraiserFriday: Rising Filmmaker Depicts a Millennial Black Woman's Journey to Islam in 'Jinn'

Nijla Baseema Mu’min’s Kickstarter campaign for her upcoming narrative film is just $2,000 shy of its $25,000 goal. 

Here's a New 'Miles Ahead' Clip to Finish Off Your Afternoon

Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic opens in theaters on April 1.  

Queen Latifah, Freida Pinto Join New Production Company to Empower Women

The women joined forces for the launch of We Do It Together. 

STUDY: The Oscars Aren't the Only Thing That's #SoWhite About Hollywood

A new study finds that the entire industry falls short when it comes to reflecting the real America.

Nate Parker: 'Resistance Lives in the Air in This Current Moment'

The director, producer, writer and lead actor for ”The Birth of a Nation” describes contemporary activism and his quest to release Sundance’s most-anticipated film in a story from The Hollywood Reporter.