orest Whitaker stars as Bumpy Johnson (Image source: Epix Publicity photo for Godfather of Harlem)
Crime

Forest Whitaker portrays gangster Bumpy Johnson in ‘Godfather of Harlem’

ROLLINGOUT.COM — During times of oppression in the Black community, there have arisen both men and women who can best be described as an “anti-heroes.” […read more]

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Entertainment

Film Review: Arrival

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Nearly 40 years ago, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” set the bar very high for sci-fi films that eschewed conventional all-out action sequences and garnered their strength from immense suspense, evocative visuals and mind-numbing mystery. “Arrival” is Read More

Op-Ed

Black Nativity – A Review

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic   “When a mother bestows a name on her child, it reveals her hopes.”   Black Nativity, a celebrated “gospel song-play” by acclaimed poet/novelist/playwright Langston Hughes, was first staged in the 1950s with Alvin Ailey and Carmen De Lavallade. Read More

Entertainment

In Banner Year for Black Films, Hopes for Momentum

by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns Read More