Black History

We Have to Celebrate This Year’s Black Academy Award Nominees

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I usually don’t pay much attention to the Academy Awards unless African American actors are nominated and win or unless African American-themed films have an opportunity. This year, I am paying a lot of attention, because “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” Read More


The Best Films of 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) As we go forward, movies guide us. They give us directions. They motivate us. They provide rest stops, comic relief and flashbacks to the past. And they reassure us that we will thrive. It’s a perfect time to Read More


Film Review: Loving

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) For a long time it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on Read More