Movies & Television

Jordan Peele Becomes First African American to Win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Horror Sensation “Get Out”

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?” Jordan Peele tweeted after being handed the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” during the 90th annual Academy Awards. The film made $255 million at the box office on a $4.5 million budget. Director Jordan Peele, 39, a comedian and…

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The Black Girl Magic of “A Wrinkle in Time”

By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service LOS ANGELES and ATLANTA — “Black cinema” and “blockbuster” are suddenly becoming synonymous. “Black Panther” is already nearing a billion dollars in global box office receipts and Jordan Peele just became the first African-American to win an Oscar for best original screenplay for his surprise 2017 racially-tinged hit…

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#BlackPantherChallenge Raises $300,000; Enough To Send 23,000 Kids To The Theater

After raising over $46,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters this month, New York activist Frederick Joseph launched the #BlackPantherChallenge. He called on others to start a GoFundMe in their community to take more kids to Black Panther. Over the last few weeks, the #BlackPantherChallenge has received support from…

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Freeform Sends Zoey Off To Sophomore Year with a Season 2 Order of ‘grown-ish’

At the inaugural Freeform Summit, during kickoff panel conversation featuring Kenya Barris and Yara Shahidi, among others, “grown-ish” executive producer alongside executive vice president, programming & development, Karey Burke, surprised series lead, Shahidi, with the news that the network has ordered a second season of the critically-acclaimed breakout comedy. The premiere, which boasted Freeform’s highest…

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