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Hollywood Critics “Stand Their Ground” Against Two New Black Indie Films
Posted by Bad MoFo | April 25, 2012 08:25 PM
When two independent Black films, “We the Party” and “Woman Thou Art Loosed On The 7th Day,” opened on consecutive weekends, thus entering the “gated community” of movie theaters, they encountered a hostility and suspicion by film critics analogous to the experience of Trayvon Martin, as Hollywood film critics “stood their ground.


Blaxploitation's Baadasssss History
Posted by Bad MoFo | April 22, 2011 04:16 PM
When Melvin Van Peebles released his X-rated, hyper-political Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song in 1971, few thought that it would spark a movie revolution. So what happened?


Study: African-Americans' usage of online and mobile TV platforms outpacing whites'
Posted by Bad MoFo | March 21, 2011 08:23 AM
Early results of Horowitz Associates, Inc.'s annual State of Cable and Digital Media -- Multicultural Edition 2011 study has just been released and reveal that, at least weekly, almost a third of urban consumers (31%) watch TV content via alternative platforms such as on a computer/laptop, on a mobile device/tablet, or streamed directly from the Internet to the TV through an "OTT" device such as an Apple TV, a Vudu Box, an Xbox, or a Blu-Ray DVD player.


Is Oprah’s Network Too White?
Posted by Bad MoFo | January 31, 2011 03:20 PM
Farah J. Griffin’s 82-year-old mother, Wilhelmenia, hasn’t missed an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show since it debuted nearly 20 years ago. So when Winfrey’s 24-hour Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuted on Jan. 1, Griffin upgraded her mother’s cable package so she could watch from her Philadelphia home. Only now, Griffin wants more for her money. “I know it’s still early in the process,” says Griffin, a professor of English and African-American studies at Columbia University. “That said, I really want to see more variation. I’m not saying she should just focus on black shows or black programming. But I’d like it to have shows that are interesting to women of all ages, backgrounds, and races, not just white women.”


Spike Lee still waiting for watershed moment in Hollywood's racial landscape
Posted by Bad MoFo | January 24, 2011 06:05 AM
Director Spike Lee says he's still waiting for Hollywood to open up to black filmmakers in a meaningful way.


Arianna Huffington To Introduce Site Tailored To Black Community
Posted by Bad MoFo | January 21, 2011 07:49 AM
Arianna Huffington is teaming up with BET co-founder Sheila Johnson to launch “Huffpost Global Black” – a website that, according to an official press release, will provide “news, politics, culture, opinion, and video through the lens of the black experience.” The site will feature interviews, original content, investigative reporting, and a group blog with guest contributors. Huffington explained how the new project will complement the main Huffington Post site:


Sheila Johnson Critiques Oprah's OWN Channel: More Diversity Needed
Posted by Bad MoFo | January 12, 2011 10:12 AM
The woman who said she's "ashamed of BET" offers words of advice to Oprah.


Time Warner gives stipend to new research project on African-Americans and broadband
Posted by Bad MoFo | January 10, 2011 07:26 AM
Time Warner Cable announced that it had awarded four new research stipends as part of its Research Program on Digital Communications. Among the research projects given funding is a study focused on African-Americans and broadband adoption.


BIG ASIAN-AMERICAN MEDIA DEAL
Posted by Bad MoFo | December 16, 2010 01:38 PM
Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) have reached a historic agreement with leading Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations including Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), East West Players (EWP), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), OCA and Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA).


Pirated Nigerian (Nollywood) Films Seized in Brooklyn
Posted by Bad MoFo | November 15, 2010 12:15 PM
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Maria Full Of Grace
Catalina Sandrino Moreno was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a Colombian teenager who, for a large paycheck, agrees to be a mule for drug-runners: she has to swallow dozens of thumb-sized capsules of heroin and smuggle them into New York. Her empathetic face carries us along on Maria's journey, and humanizes a problem that is too easily relegated to a headline. Don't miss the supporting role played by DV Republic's own Monique Curnen!
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