African Films Shine at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

African filmmakers are enjoying a strong representation at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, an event that has garnered a reputation that until recently had been reserved for the Cannes Film Festival. Two of the films that have gained strong attention thus far include the South African spaghetti western Five Fingers for Marseille and the basketball documentary Giants…

Marvel’s “Black Panther” Trailer Ramps up the Hype

On Friday night, Marvel released the first trailer for the widely anticipated Black Panther film. As expected, it features stunning cinematography, epic action scenes, and some great music. The action flick stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther. There is also a seriously star-studded ensemble cast, including:  Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai…

Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017

Time Magazine has released their annual list of the most influential people of 2017. The list includes important figures including world leaders, artists, and athletes. The 2017 list includes a number of African and African-American individuals of note. Among those who made the list this year are athletes LeBron James, Simone Biles, and Colin Kaepernick, musicians John Legend and Alicia Keys, actress Viola…