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  • Monday, 15 July 2019 15:33
  • Megan Sims

This year’s line-up of panels and conversations at BlackStar will feature filmmakers, scholars, and critics discussing a range of topics including Afro-Latinx identity, contemporary art, an emerging new cinematic language, Black masculinity and more. “It is incredibly important for us to be in dialogue with one another, not only during the festival, but year-round,” said Holmes. “It is these critical moments of reflection in which the artists and audience members get a chance to be in the proverbial ‘cipher,’ exchanging ideas and expanding our understanding of film making and visual culture by people of color in a global context.” BlackStar will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Do The Right Thing, with an appearance by Academy Award winning filmmaker, Spike Lee and activist and Me Too founder Tarana Burke.

  • Sunday, 14 July 2019 21:46
  • Dawn Onley

Former U.S. President Barack thegrio.comFormer U.S. President Barack thegrio.comFormer U.S.

  • Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:30
  • Dawn Onley

Cardi B during the 2019 BET Awards (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images) Cardi B and Offset did not allow a major blackout in New York City to ruin their baby girl’s first birthday party. On Saturday, the rappers threw a “lit” birthday bash for one-year-old Kulture at a 42nd Street venue although the spot, like the rest of Manhattan, went completely black for several hours after a transformer exploded, knocking out power throughout the borough, according to E! News.

  • Sunday, 14 July 2019 06:30
  • Cortney Wills

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Sparks flew at the world premiere of Hobbs and Shaw on Saturday night, prompting plenty of people to evacuate the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. About 25 minutes into the film that stars Dwayne Johnson and Idris Elba, chaos ensued when sparks started flying from somewhere in the orchestra section. FIRST LOOK: Dwayne Johnson goes after Idris Elba in ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

  • Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:50
  • Brian A. Benjamin

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:22
  • Ny Magee

(Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) Former NBA star Lamar Odom was deactivated from the BIG3 league on Wednesday, a move that has left

  • Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:08
  • Ny Magee

Jaden Smith TheGrio.comJaden Smith TheGrio.comJaden Smith arrives at the premiere of CBS Films' "Five Feet Apart" at the Fox Bruin Theatre (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Jaden Smith created a water filtration system for the people of Flint, Michigan, and launched the “I Love You” food truck on his birthday this month to feed vegan meals to the homeless in Los Angeles.

  • Thursday, 11 July 2019 21:42
  • Demetria Irwin

Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JULY 06: Kamala Harris speaks on stage at 2019 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N.

  • Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:46
  • Blue Telusma

Rapper Kevin Gates performs onstage during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora) Did rapper Kevin Gates illegally transport hundreds of dollars in cash into a Louisiana state correctional facility?

  • Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:15
  • Blue Telusma

It’s the 11th final at the All England Club for Williams, the first for Halep, whose only major trophy came at the French Open last year. They’ve played each other 10 previous times, with Williams winning nine, including a three-setter at the Australian Open in January. READ MORE: Serena Williams makes history as first athlete ever to make Forbes’ list of World’s Richest Self-Made Women “I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing,” said Halep, who, like Williams, used to be ranked No. 1. “But now I feel stronger, mentally, facing her. We will see what is going to happen. It’s just

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