"Boyz N the Hood" cast members Morris Chestnut, Cuba Gooding Jr., and O'shea 'Ice Cube' Jackson. (Photo: Google Images)
NEW JACK CITY, Ice-T, Vanessa P. Williams, Wesley Snipes, 1991 (Google Images)
NEW JACK CITY, Ice-T, Vanessa P. Williams, Wesley Snipes, 1991

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Boyz N the Hood (1991) and New Jack City (1991) with an all-star tribute and concert honoring the genre of Hip-Hop cinema.

“Hip-Hop has had a global impact on pop culture and influenced millions around the world,” says AAFCA President/co-founder, Gil Robertson. “And it’s impact on Hollywood has been a major game changer in front and behind the camera and at the box office,” he adds.

AAFCA also announced director John Singleton, producer Jeff Clanagan, New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis, Survivor’s Remorse Executive Producer/legendary athlete/humanitarian Lebron James and Plan B as recipients of 2016 AAFCA Special Achievement Awards.

“Our 2016 class of honorees merit special recognition for their consistent excellence in promoting the cinematic arts,” says Robertson. “Each of them are to be admired and AAFCA looks forward to paying tribute to their careers.”

AAFCA’s Special Achievement Awards will be presented during the group’s annual ceremony on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.

Established in 2003, AAFCA is the largest black film critics’ organization in the world, representing television, radio, print and online critics.

Find out more about AAFCA at AAFCA.com.

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