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Is Jamie Foxx Bulking Up to Portray Mike Tyson in a Biopic? ‘It’s a Definitive Yes’

Jamie Foxx attends the American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony n February 23, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif.; Mike Tyson attends Gushcloud Los Angeles Opening Party on June 10, 2019, in Studio City, Calif. Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images), Jerritt Clark (Getty Images) Throughout his comedy career, Jamie Foxx gained a reputation as a […]

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The Michael B. Jordan Drama ‘Just Mercy’ Will Be Streamed For Free In Response To The Protests

Last year’s drama Just Mercy did pretty well for a non-blockbuster, raking in a respectable $36 million in an era when moviegoers almost exclusively reward comic book movies. (And that’s despite starring three superhero movie vets: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.) But it still mostly fell through the cracks, not attracting much […]

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Just Mercy Is Available to Rent for Free Throughout June in Honor of George Floyd

Just Mercy (2019)Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures Though the primary purpose of films is to entertain, it can also be used to make a statement and inform the masses on important issues throughout history. Advertisement 2019’s Just Mercy was certainly touted as a film that accomplished as much. In June, Warner Bros. Pictures decided to make the […]

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Kendrick Sampson, Jamie Foxx and More Celebrities Who Have Joined the George Floyd Protest Frontlines

Kendrick Sampson on June 07, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. ; Jamie Foxx on December 17, 2019, in New York City.Photo: David Livingston (Getty Images), Cindy Ord (Getty Images for SiriusXM) There are some that talk the talk and there are others who walk the walk… literally, on the ground during a protest. Advertisement I’ve […]

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Chris Rock, Babyface, Naomi Campbell and More to Celebrate the Life of Andre Harrell in Star-Studded Tribute

Andre Harrell attends Premiere Of Netflix’s “The Black Godfather” on June 03, 2019, in Hollywood, California. Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) It’s time for us to pop some champagne for the late legendary music mogul Andre Harrell. Advertisement According to a press release sent to The Root, BET is partnering with Revolt TV and iOne […]

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Soul-Crushing News: Pixar’s First Black-Led Film Won’t Premiere on Juneteenth; Pushed to November

Soul (2020)Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures As we navigate unfamiliar territory within the confines of our homes during self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may feel like a little bit of our soul dies every day. Unfortunately, our hopes of a blockbuster summer is whittling away, as well. Advertisement According to Deadline, the […]

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CancelCon: Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence and Jamie Foxx to Headline Netflix Is A Joke Fest

(L-R): Dave Chappelle arrives for the Mark Twain Award for American Humor on October 27, 2019 in Washington, D.C. ; Kevin Hart arrives for the World Premiere of “Jumanji: The Next Level” in Hollywood on December 9, 2019. ; Martin Lawrence attends ‘Bad Boys For Life’ photocall on January 08, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. ; […]

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ABFF Honors 2020: The House That Black Hollywood Built

Photo: Courtesy of ABFF The “category” was excellence, and Black Hollywood showed up and showed out. On Sunday night, the Beverly Hilton was bustling with black actors—I like to call them blacktors—producers and press gathered for the ABFF Honors, a space that Black Hollywood built to recognize our excellence in film and television. (After all, […]

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BIST, or the ‘Black EGOT’: Celebrating the Elite Who’ve Won a BET Award, NAACP Image Award and Soul Train Award

BIST chainGraphic: The Root Two—that’s the number of black people who have an EGOT, that is, at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend are a part of that elite 15-member club. Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter and Viola Davis are almost there. Unfortunately, we can’t count on irregular trends […]

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