(RNS) — Chadwick Boseman, who was most known for playing the superhero in the title role of “Black Panther,” was a person of faith from childhood who shared biblical wisdom along the path of his career.
The actor, who also portrayed baseball great Jackie Robinson, civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, and singer/dancer James Brown, died at age 43 on Friday (Aug. 28), after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016.
From the impression he left on a pastor of his youth to his own words at
The late Chadwick Boseman was born in Anderson, South Carolina, a city that, like many in the Palmetto State, also features a Confederate statue. The 118-year-old monument — which is dedicated to the Confederate veterans of Anderson County and bears the inscription, “The world shall yet decide in truth’s clear far off light, that the soldiers who wore the gray and died with Lee were in the right” — was vandalized back in June, and now there’s a petition to replace it wit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwic
DeVon Franklin on the set of the “Breakthrough” movie in Winnipeg, Canada, December 2018. | The Christian Post
Christian author and filmmaker DeVon Franklin announced that he’s struck a deal with CBS where he plans to “create new opportunities for people of faith and people of color.”
Franklin, president and CEO of the Franklin Entertainment production company, made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday.
“Thanks for all the thanks and congrats! I’m beyond excited to expand into TV with
This is my take on the all Black Avengers team if it were to ever come into play. Let me know some of the marvel characters you would like to see in all black version of the Avengers team. Let us know any questions and theories you may have about the concept as a whole or maybe even the characters like Blue Marvel or Monica Rambeau.
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Tyler Perry Studios costume designer Crystal Renee knows the pressure of having to lead a team.
Starting out as a production assistant, Renee worked her way up in the industry to become an actress and, eventually, a TV and film costume designer. Her fearless faith, says Dr. Joseph Walker III, is what makes her a fearless leader.
And sometimes that means telling the harsh truths to someone on your team.
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The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm’s first-ever, live-action series tells the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Check out new character art and the trailer below:
Premiering August 14th on OWN is the coming-of-age story David Makes Man from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan.
Best known for his work in Moonlight, David Makes Man is Tarell Alvin McCraney’s debut in television. He serves as series creator and is alongside an impressive team of executive producers that include Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. This is the first of a series of projects that Jordan has launched under his Out
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air aired its last episode in 1996, but nearly 23 years later, the show is still making a lasting impact on its viewers. Case in point, writer and director Morgan Cooper.
Cooper took to Twitter sharing a trailer for a film he titled Bel-Air. “Like most 90’s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story… so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this,” he wrote.
Unlike the primarily lighthearted si
“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday night with lying to cops when he claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack — and authorities want him to surrender, police said.
Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Smollett was charged with filing a false police report, a felony, after the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the criminal complaint. Cops were seeking to have Smollett turn himself in as soon as possible, Gugliemi said.
“We’re trying to get
Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They a
A production assistant for the series “Power” was killed after an on set accident.
Deadline reports that Pedro Jimenez was stuck by an SUV at 4:30 a.m. on Monday (Dec. 10). He was placing parking cones on a Brooklyn street at the time.
As of now, the details surrounding the tragic accident haven’t been released, and Jimenez’s family was quickly notified after he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ fa
JuVee Productions, the company owned by Viola and her husband Julius Tennon, has reportedly signed a first look deal with Amazon Studios which will allow them to produce films for the streaming service.
In a joint statement, Davis and Tennon say:
JuVee Productions is beyond excited about our new relationship with Amazon Studios. We share the same vision of creating a vast and rich array of narratives that are inclusive and reflective
Miles Finer is an intelligent young man who is known for two things: his atheist beliefs and his outgoing personality.
He is also outspoken. During his spare time, he hosts a podcast – dubbed “The Millennial Prophet” – where he shares his thoughts about religion.
“There is no proof of God anywhere in the universe,” a smiling Miles says at the beginning of a typical podcast. “… I am your host Miles Finer, reminding you that there is no God, and that is OK.”
His goal is to be picked up by a well
Tomorrow is apparently Batman Day. That mostly means promotions from the folks at DC Entertainment and the long-awaited launch of the company’s DC Universe streaming service. If nothing else, the site is an interesting mix of multimedia content in a world of video-only sites, including original series, older content and digital comics.
Users who signed up in advance will get early access to the site today, while everyone else is going to have to wait until tomorrow to sample the se
A powerful TV executive found herself on the unemployment line over alleged racist comments. This is the latest in a series of high-profile executive terminations for insulting Black people.
Paramount Pictures Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos announced Thursday in a memo to staff that he fired the studio’s TV president Amy Powell, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Several people raised concerns about Powell’s lengthy rant, which prompted an internal investigation. At least four people heard the
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