Congradulations to director Raoul Peck as his documentary ‘I am Not Your Negro’ not only became his highest grossing film, but also joined the list of one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time:  “Two noteworthy accomplishments worth calling attention to. First, a 2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary to its credit, Raoul […]

A documentary is underway examining the life of late comedian and social activist Dick Gregory. Writer, producer, and director Andre Gaines hopes to bring acknowledgement to Gregory’s many contributions throughout his career: “Buffalo 8 Productions is partnering with filmmaker Andre Gaines to fast-track the documentary “I Am Dick Gregory,” Variety has learned exclusively. The film, which chronicles the complex life of […]

Ava DuVernay made her presence known at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys during one of her four win speeches for her documentary “13th”:   “It was the third win at the Creative Arts Emmy for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. With a total of eight noms this year, DuVernay picked up the award for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special. “It […]

Jay-Z spoke with Hollywood Reporter on the significance of the lives of Kalief Browder and Trayvon Martin and using their stories to continue the push for social justice:   “Trophies are nice, but some projects — like two Spike docs on the lost black lives of Kalief Browder and Trayvon Martin — can lead to […]

A documentary about the the legendary story of Reginald F. Lewis is set to premiere on PBS later this month:  “This seems timely, as we continue to celebrate several recent Hollywood “firsts” when it comes to recognizing the contributions made by people of African descent. Roughly 7 years ago, a biopic of the late African American […]