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RED CARPET RECAP: JHud Brings The LBD Heat, While Zendaya Plays It Sweet For “Black Nativity” (PHOTOS)

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New York Premiere of BLACK NATIVITY

Last night was a pre-holiday affair, as the red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the New York premiere of Black Nativity at the historic Apollo Theater. While the red carpet is typically dominated by the ladies and their stunning gowns, last night was all about the fellas, who extended their wardrobe vies beyond the black suits.

But before we get to the guys, let’s talk about the three standout ladies on the red carpet: Jennifer Hudson, Zendaya Coleman and Angela Bassett.

For the occasion, JHud opted to show off her bod in a sexy mesh paneled LBD, accented with a dark wine lip, while Zendaya kept things more age-appropriate in a black turtleneck paired with a leather jacket and a white skirt reminiscent of snowfall, and so very appropriate for this particular night.

New York Premiere of BLACK NATIVITY

Angela Bassett was just out there stunting in a metallic mini-dress paired with black pumps.

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Oprah Joins Hollywood’s Elite In The Fight For More Black Films

By JAKE COYLE 11/06/13 10:29 AM ET EST AP

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before.

oprah winfrey black filmsA wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns to business as usual.

From the slavery odyssey “12 Years a Slave” to the day-in-a-life drama “Fruitvale Station,” this fall has been a banner season for films of racial struggle told without white protagonists and largely by black directors. As one of the stars of the Civil Rights history “Lee Daniels‘ The Butler,” Winfrey is a proud player in a rare moment for African-Americans at the movies. But she and many others have tired of celebrating occasional aberrations of what should be Hollywood’s regular output.

“We’ve been through this before,” says Winfrey. “I don’t want it to be, ‘Oh, gee, we had the 10 films and now it’s another five years before you see another one.'”  2013 is a historical high-point for black-themed films, a culmination of Obama-era cinema. But the filmmakers and actors who made this confluence happen are resolutely against being resigned to a mere trend story, soon to be followed by another lull in diversity.

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