ABFF Encore is a programming collaboration between the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and BET Networks. The one-day event will feature select films from the 2016 ABFF festival along with Master Classes in a variety of disciplines including acting, directing and producing. This inaugural event will be held in downtown Los Angeles at the LA Live complex, during the BET Experience, a weeklong of activities culminating with the 16th annual BET Awards. Come learn the "in's and out's" of the entertainment industry from ABFF celebrity teachers Saturday 6/25.
Hundreds of protesters blocked major Chicago intersections Tuesday and plan to continue demonstrations in the next several days following the release of a dashcam video showing police shoot Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old African-American boy, 16 times in 2014. Five people were arrested in the protests, including a well-known poet and Black Youth Project organizer Malcolm London. One further action expected is a boycott on Black Friday at a well-known shopping strip called Magnificent Mile.