Movies & Television

What to Watch on BET, BET+ and BET Digital

What to watch across all BET platforms the week of March 19- 25, including “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” on the premium streaming service BET+, New episodes of “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” “Twenties” and “Boomerang” on BET, “Being” on BET Her, “Finding” on BET’s YouTube Channel and more. WHAT-TO-WATCH SPOTLIGHT “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” PREMIERES MARCH 19 ON BET+ #Ruthless @RuthlessBETplus “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS,” a spin-off of the…

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Mary J. Blige Set As Ambassador For American Black Film Festival 2020

Grammy-winning recording artist and Oscar-nominated actress Mary J. Blige has been named the ambassador for this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which will go down in Miami Beach from June 17 – 21. Under the title, Blige will help bring media awareness to the ABFF’s mission and its 24-year legacy, as well as headline a one-on-one conversation during…

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Film review: The Invisible Man

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic An old concept isn’t getting a noteworthy update and that problem doesn’t go away. The Invisible Man is a mainstay in the movie world, with origins dating back to the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells. A scientist with a focus on optics finds a way to change…

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Film review: Premature

By Dwight Brown They’re just kids. Trash talking. Ranting, joking and flirting. Hanging out in packs. Smoking blunts, twerking up on each other at dance parties and dabbling in sex. They think they’re grown. But they’re just punching above their weight.  Ayanna (Zora Howard), a 17-year-old Harlem resident, has dreams. It’s summertime. College is around…

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The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area host documentary film premiere screening and panel discussion

As the 2020 vote approaches, Americans’ understanding of election laws and their intricacies gains greater importance. Uncivil War: U.S. Elections Under Siege, a new documentary from the Bertelsmann Foundation, paints the picture of three different (and legal) ways to undermine an election in the United States: gerrymandering, voter suppression, and disinformation. The film unravels a…

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Film review: The Photograph

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a love letter. A missive from filmmaker Stella Meghie to all those who’ve wrecked a romance and wondered if they could pull it back together again. It’s Valentine’s day. Anything is possible. They meet haphazardly. He, Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield, Crown Heights), a New York City…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Byron Allen

Byron Allen was born in 1961 in Detroit. Shortly thereafter, he moved to LA. When he was just a teenager, he started performing at stand-up clubs in Los Angeles. That was where comedian Jimmie Walker discovered him, and offered him a job as a writer. Throughout his career, Allen has worked alongside David Letterman and…

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Black Press Screens Two Films Headed for Major Festivals

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Any studio would rarely provide media access to films that it plans to enter into several prestigious film festivals, like the New Orleans Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival. Char’Actors and 25th Frame Films granted the Black Press that access. Both companies are helmed…

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