BFCA Member Profile

Shawn Edwards

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America's Black Forum
SHAWN EDWARDS is a film critic for Fox 4 News (WDAF-TV) in Kansas City, Missouri. Edwards has been a film critic for the station since 2000. Edwards began his professional film criticism career in 1997 as an associate editor for the PitchWeekly where he won several journalism awards for his news stories, features and film reviews. Edwards is a founding member of the African American Film Critics Association. He served as the organizations first president. Edwards is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He has written for Vibe, The Source and XXL magazines and is currently working on a book about contemporary black movies entitled Little Black Sambo's Revenge: The Best of Black Film.