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TCM’s Jacqueline Stewart puts Black film history in focus

By Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer Film scholar Jacqueline Stewart makes a rich contribution to TCM for Black History Month, leading discussions about “Selma” with...

Melvin Van Peebles, Creative Genius

By Julianne Malveaux, TriceEdneyWire.com One of the first Broadway plays I ever saw was Melvin Van Peeble’s Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death. A....

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black cinema, Dies at 89

By Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the "Blaxploitation" wave of the...