Janelle Monae didn’t let a wardrobe malfunction hold her back at the 2020 Oscars

February 12, 2020

After a shaky start to her 2020 Oscars opening number, Janelle Monae quickly turned a wardrobe malfunction around to achieve one of the most memorable moments of black excellence at an Oscars award ceremony. The 2020 Oscars began with Janella Monae dressed as Mister Rodgers, paying tribute to the late Fred Rodgers. Before the singer […]

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Jamie Foxx to recieve the Excellence in the Arts Award

February 12, 2020

It was recently announced that Jamie Foxx will be presented with the Excellence in the Arts Award at the 2020 American Black Film Festival, which will be held on February 23 in Los Angeles. The Excellence in Arts Award recognizes artists who have done critically acclaimed work. Recipients who have received the award in the […]

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Joaquin Phoenix Uses His Platform To Speak On Systemic Racism

February 4, 2020

Joaquin Phoenix won for best actor as Joker at the 2020 EE British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sunday. His acceptance speech is what has everyone talking.

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Broadway Hit “Hamilton” Coming To Theaters 2021

February 4, 2020

If you were fortunate to see the Broadway sensation “Hamilton” in Rochester last year, or even luckier to see it on Broadway. Get ready for some good or bad news. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney are bringing “Hamilton” to Movie Theaters. In what is being called a “Live Capture” of a the stage performance filmed in […]

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JOAQUIN PHOENIX

February 3, 2020

This past Sunday while most were enjoying togetherness with friends and family on Super Bowl Sunday, another celebration was going on in the entertainment world. It was the BAFTA Awards ceremony. Joaquin Phoenix had been awarded Best Actor for his role in Joker. Then, an obviously chilling moment pierced through the audience who seemed to […]

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Reign’s Pick: Movie Releases And Trailers For February

January 31, 2020

There is a ton of content released each month across all of the streaming platforms. Some are free and some are not, that doesn’t even include what is released in movie theaters. With that said it can be a bit overwhelming to find something to watch, especially if you have a very busy schedule or […]

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Dr. Who introduces first ever black Doctor, played by Jo Martin

January 29, 2020

On Sunday night, the long-running science-fiction television show “Doctor Who” pleasantly surprised fans with the introduction of a new character, Ruth Clayton. The surprise? She’s a reincarnation of the title character, The Doctor. Since actress Jo Martin portrays Ruth Clayton, this is the first black Doctor on the series, as well as the second female […]

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Justin Simien’s Bad Hair makes your worst bad hair day look good

January 29, 2020

Dear White People director and writer, Justin Simien, is back with a new film. Bad Hair premiered at Park City’s Ray Theater as part of the Sundance film festival, and Simien describes his film as a tribute to the struggles that black women face. Cast includes newcomer Elle Lorraine, Kelly Rowland, and Lena Waithe. The […]

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Jamie Foxx Recognized at AAFCA

January 27, 2020

Jamie Foxx was among many that were honored at the 11th annual African American Film Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The African American Film Critics Association Awards reviews films that particularly emphasize the black experience. Other ethnic projects that broach new territory as far as cinema is concerned are included as well. […]

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Casting WorkShop Friday in Rochester!

November 1, 2019

Written by Jazzy T Are you an aspiring actor but don’t know how or where to start? Go from Hobby to Hollywood! Your girl Jazzy T lived and worked in Hollywood and has been casting people for TV shows, commercials and movies since 2009. On Friday she will be sharing insider information on how to […]

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