What an interesting and promising year for African Americans in cinema & entertainment. Will Smith
was awarded the role of a lifetime, Denzel flipped the script on his usual good-guy character, Halle
Berry is amazing in "Monsters Ball," and other young black stars received plenty of playtimes.
On television, Bernie Mac and Damon Wayans are doing a fine job of representing different types of African
American families. While SAG numbers are still low, we are looking forward to a better tomorrow for
everyone. Music was ambushed by the talented Alicia Keyes, our music partner, DJ Fink, snagged a
billboard award, and Michael Jackson resurfaced to let us all know a little something about
showmanship. If we can get Nas & Jigga to chill, 2001 could end peacefully and we can all enter
2002 with a positive vibe and respect for each other. We hope.
The blackfilm.com crew is poised to enter 2002 with a commitment to serving you better with more
information, more screenings and more fun. We sincerely appreciate all of your e-mails,
suggestions and participation at our events. We cannot do this without your support. Thank you.
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