Till/Women Of The Movement

In 1955, Emmett Till was just 14 years old when he was lynched in Mississippi, after being accused of flirting with or whistling at a white woman. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted, drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United…

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The Mahalia Jackson Story/Mahalia!

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel.”  Possessing a contralto voice she became one of the most influential gospel vocalists in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. On August 12, 2020, Deadline reported that Grammy-winning singer and actress…

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B. B. King Biopic/The Thrill Is On

On October 25th, Variety disclosed that an official biopic of iconic blues musician B.B. King is going into pre-production in 2021, Vassal Benford, chairman of King’s estate, tells Variety. This is a separate project from The Thrill Is On, which is a drama about King’s friendship with drummer Michael Zanetis starring Wendell Pierce as King.…

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Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic

a/k/a Finding Mike Status:  Announced Genre:  Biography Rating:  TBA Director:  TBA Studio(s):  Unknown Cast:  Jamie Foxx Details:  On June 24, 2020, Screen Rant reported, that a Mike Tyson biopic has been rumored for years, but it now appears to be in the works. Jamie Foxx will portray the former U.S. Heavyweight boxing champ, a Brooklyn native…

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Judas and the Black Messiah

a/k/a  Jesus Was My Homeboy Release Date:  2/12/21; In Theaters & HBO Max Genre:  Biography Rating:  R Director:  Shaka King Studio(s):  Bron Creative, MACRO Participant, Warner Bros. Pictures Running Time:  Unknown Cast:  Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton), Lakeith Stanfield (William O’Neal), Jesse Plemons (Roy Mitchell), Dominique Fishback (Deborah Johnson), Ashton Sanders (Larry Roberson), Martin Sheen (J. Edgar Hoover), Algee…

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The Underground Railroad

Release Date:  TBA Genre:  Drama Rating:  NR Director:  Barry Jenkins Studio(s):  Amazon Studios, Big Indie Pictures, PASTEL, Plan B Entertainment. Cast:  Thuso Mbedu as Cora Randall; Chase W. Dillon as Homer; Aaron Pierre as Caesar; Joel Edgerton as Ridgeway; Damon Herriman as Martin; William Jackson Harper as Royal; Amber Gray as Gloria Valentine; Jim Klock as…

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