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-copyright policy- was started as an African American alternative to the standard fare of movie reviews and web sites that impersonally and consistently overlook the contributions of Black stars, film makers, directors, writers and other Black film professionals.

Through the committed effort of the company's leaders (two award winning writers and editors) Laurence Washington and Jim Stevens, has become a respected part of the entertainment community.

At the vision is simple: to continue developing the best, black themed movie web site on the internet. While we do cover other entertainment information, our primary focus is on film and the black movie industry.

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Co-Publisher - Laurence Washington, an award-winning writer, teaches journalism at Metropolitan State College of Denver, and has worked as a staff reporter for several of Colorado's newspapers. He has also worked as the film critic for Denver's Urban Spectrum newspaper (Colorado's largest Black newspaper) and book reviewer for Denver's Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's largest daily newspaper. Laurence's academic degree is in English.

Co-Publisher - Jim Stevens, an award-winning writer and editor, is a retired faculty member with the University of Colorado. Jim's diverse written and editorial works have appeared in a wide range of national publications ranging from Reader's Digest to Tales of the Old West magazines. He is also a multi-published book author and internationally recognized artist and sculptor. Jim has academic degrees are in English and Publishing.

Critic-at-Large - Samantha Ofole-Prince is an award winning writer and contributor to many national publications and is's Senior Critic-at-Large.

Critic-at-Large - Stephanie L. Ogle ia an award winning writer and contributor to many national publications. Stephanie is one of's most experienced staff writers.

Critic-at-Large - Mike Pearson, an award-winning journalist, is the former features editor at the Rocky Mountain News and recipient of a 1993 Michigan Journalism Fellowship.

Senior Staff Editor - Jeff Usry

In addition to the work of our staff,'s expanding list of contributing writers includes: Sakari Alighandhi, Amber Batson, donnie l. betts, Leah Bluntschli, Tara Casanova, April Charmaine, Jay Dedrick
, Elena Brown, Anna Fuson, Gordon Jackson, Dunkor Imani, Sandra Evers-Manly, Marlena Martin, Briana McNeil, Samantha Ofole-Prince, Shawn Parker, Mike Pearson, Rachel Phillips, George O. Singleton, Janet Singleton, Jeff Usry, and Bernada Wallace. Their works have appeared in such forums as The New York Daily News, USA Today, In The Black Magazine, Women's Day Magazine, Reader's Digest, The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, The Boulder Daily Camera, the Denver Pan African Film Festival, Tales of the Old West, and many other print and ezine publications.

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Our licensing model makes great content available to any publication, web site or ezine at the best prices and may even be free!

 *A purchase agreement for $20 per article and receipt of a tear sheet upon publication are required (for print publications). Price drops to $15 per article for a multiple articles contract.
 *Film reviews are priced at $10 per review. Price drops to $8 per review for a multiple-review contract.
 *Select the article/s and/or film review/s you need and email us for a purchase agreement. Material can be used immediately upon acceptance. We do not accept credit cards. Please use check or money order.

 *Articles and reviews on our web site are availalble at no cost as long as you don't charge for them and the printed credit, "Courtesy of" (linked to our web site), appears at the top of each article/review used.
 *All we require is that you email us for a free-use agreement before using our content.
 *Free articles/reviews may be archived on free web sites as long as the link back to our web site is kept intact with each article/review archived.

Email Jim Stevens directly with any questions or to license paid or free content.


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