The Akils on Jumpstarting Your Career in Screenwriting

In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil provide practical advice on how to become a screenwriter Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil brought some tips on screenwriting to the American Black Film Festival this past weekend. In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, the two provided …

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Black Twitter Just Honored Jesse Williams in the Best Way

The 2016 BET Awards was flooded with several memorable moments — Beyoncé pun intended — but it was Jesse Williams‘s incredible pro-Black acceptance speech for his Humanitarian Award that had the masses talking days later. Leaving a lasting impression on the social media community, Black Twitter chose to honor the …

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Beyoncé Speaks: 'Pain Is Not Pretty'

After years of virtual radio silence with the press, Beyoncé gave a rare interview to Elle magazine. And, as with all things Bey does, she went big with it. The iconic singer opened her heart and mind to the magazine, talking about her dreams for her daughter, what it means to be …

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Thandie Newton Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted

Thandie Newton recently spoke out about a traumatic experience she had with a movie director during the early stages of her career. In an interview with W magazine, she reveals the disturbing details on what the unnamed director did to her during a callback. “A director, on a callback, had …

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