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Determination, Faith, and Black Resistance

By Denise Rolark Barnes, Word in Black  No one wants to see another movie about slavery. They are difficult to watch and disheartening. They’re an...

Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ role taught him lesson post-slap

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — While filming “Emancipation,” Will Smith routinely drew inspiration from the words “sacred motivation” that were written on...

Will Smith Returns in Apple Original Films’ Drama “Emancipation”

By Staff Editor, BlackPressUSA | Atlanta Daily World Apple Original Films’ “Emancipation,” directed and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Equalizer”) and starring and...

Q&A: Tyler Perry on directing his 1st script, 27 years later

By Jake Coyle, Associated Press Tyler Perry has directed his first screenplay, 27 years after writing it. "A Jazzman's Blues," which is premiering at the Toronto...

A History of Juneteenth Celebrations

On June 19, 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which informed enslaved people in the South...