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July 07, 2020
Hollywood catches up to director Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire ...
June 29, 2020
Netflix series to dramatize Kaepernick's path to activism
Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the ...
June 20, 2020
Black culture leaders call to end racial injustice in letter
John Legend, Gabrielle Union and Ava DuVernay are some of the many black cultural leaders who have signed a letter to fight ...
June 18, 2020
Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed
As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, every major entertainment company in Hollywood ...
June 13, 2020
Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals
Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing like the one ...
June 08, 2020
Viewers refute myth that black US films, TV are poor exports
To entice a European TV executive shopping for programs, ABC Studios offered up glossy fare including “Scandal” starring ...
May 17, 2020
‘Little Fires Everywhere’ director Lynn Shelton dies at 54
Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54.
May 09, 2020
Jagger, Dylan, Quincy Jones react to death of Little Richard
Reaction to the death of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, who died Saturday at 87. — “I’m so saddened to hear about the ...
May 08, 2020
Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death
Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the ...
March 30, 2020
Nipsey Hussle’s legacy endures a year after his death
The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper's legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to ...
March 24, 2020
New Dua Lipa, 'Just Mercy' among streaming options this week
Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has canceled concert tours, shut down movie theaters and closed down some bookstores, but ...
March 20, 2020
Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus
The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful ...
March 19, 2020
Former prosecutor sues Netflix over Central Park 5 series
Former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein has sued Netflix and film director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the ...
March 17, 2020
Yusef Salaam working on novel about wrongful imprisonment
One of the former “Central Park Five” is teaming with an acclaimed children's author on a young adult novel with a personal ...
March 11, 2020
Review: 'The Hunt' is a clunky swipe at a divided America
Fittingly, few films in recent memory arrive with a bigger target on its back than “The Hunt.” Our quick advice? Lower your ...
March 10, 2020
'The Hunt' pits Red vs Blue in a violent, bipartisan farce
Last fall, the violent satire “The Hunt” became ensnarled by some of the very politics it so playfully parodies.
February 21, 2020
OWN's 'Cherish the Day' is a rare celebration of black love
To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay’s trenchant, history-driven projects, including “Selma” and “When They See ...
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