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Essence 'Black Women in Hollywood Awards' To Air On OWN

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Royalty Images

The 10th anniversary of Time Inc.'s Essence “Black Women in Hollywood Awards,” will air as a primetime television event on Sunday, March 5th on OWN.

For the past decade, the star-studded...

Photos: 'The Preacher's Son' Kick Starts HBFF

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Royalty Images

Trey Haley's film "The Preacher's Son" marked the opening movie at the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF).

Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” HBFF was founded in 1998 by its executive director, Tanya...

11 Random Things You Didn't Know About The Oscars

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of A.M.P.A.S.

1. The first Oscar ceremony was held May 16, 1929 at the Blossom Room in Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel with just 270 attendees and a guest tickets cost just $5. It wasn’t until March 19, 1953 at the 25th Academy...

The Best Of PAFF In Photos

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos courtesy of Royalty Images/Venus Bernardo/Koi Sojer

It's a wrap for the annual Pan African Film Festival.  America's largest annual black-themed filmfest celebrated its 25th anniversary with over 200 feature films screened between...

Exclusive: Gbam At The Pan African Film Festival

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Royalty Images

From Richard Mofe Damijo to Jimmy Jean-Louis, Damien D. Smith to Darrin Dewitt Henson, Samantha Ofole-Prince caught up with several actors at the opening night of the Pan African Film Festival to talk about the...

Five Reasons To Attend The Pan African Film Festival

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Right now and through to February 20th, all the theaters at Cinemark Baldwin Hills, Calif. will be packed with film goers and celebrities alike at a grand occasion celebrating films from the diaspora. It is the Pan African Film Festival,...

VIRAL VIDEO!!The 8th AAFCA Awards Ceremony Takes Place In Hollywood

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

From “Moonlight” to “Loving,” “Fences” to “Hidden Figures,” there were several movies released this year that are considered masterpieces.

At the 8th annual African American Film Critics Association awards, these films and TV...

Gbam At The 48th NAACP Image Awards

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Royalty Images

Held Saturday night at Pasadena's Convention Center in Calif, the televised 48th annual NAACP Image Awards was a star-studded ceremony attended by celebrities in all facets of entertainment. Denzel Washington,...

Oscar Winner John Legend To Perform At 89th Oscar Ceremony

By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Also slated to perform are Oscar nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake.


Exclusive: AAFCA Awards 2017: Eight Most Memorable Moments

By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Sheri Determan

The 8th annual AAFCA awards – a.k.a. Hollywood’s black Oscars – took place at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Bigger, better and bolder, it was everything we’d come to expect from this prolific...