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Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

What It Took For '12 Years A Slave' Actor To Understand His Character's Suffering

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

With seven nominations, "12 Years a Slave" is poised to be one of the major players in the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated...

'12 Years A Slave' Comes Out On Top At Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.12.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's acclaimed drama "12 Years a Slave" has long been considered this year's awards favorite, and the Golden Globes followed suit when nomi...

Twelve Years a Slave: I Am Sick of the Slave Movies

Hermene Hartman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

Twelve Years a Slave is a hard movie to watch. I am sick and tired of slave and servant movies. This is the comfort level for Hollywood of the "Negr...

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Star Weighs In On The 'Black Hollywood Renaissance'

Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

As we steadily approach the closing months of 2013, this year has brought the black experience and history to the forefront of Hollywood’s biggest r...

Get Used To Reading About Chiwetel Ejiofor

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- TORONTO (AP) — Chiwetel Ejiofor arrived, he thought, prepared for the first day of shooting "12 Years a Slave." To play Solomon Northup, ...

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Actors And Director Share Film Secrets With Charlie Rose

Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Even though it won't open in select theaters until October 18, Steve McQueen’s much-talked-about film “12 Years A Slave” has already garnered a ...

Check Out These Exclusive New '12 Years A Slave' Photos

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Twelve Years A Slave" is already one of the most talked about movies of 2013, and it doesn't even arrive in theaters for another month. That's what a...

Slavery Horrors Shown Like Never Before

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — In Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Solomon Northop, a free man from upstate New York who's kidnapped and sold into slavery in Loui...

Why Are There Not More Movies On American Slavery?

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

By Mary Milliken TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Set in the plantations of sweltering southern Louisiana and based on the 1853 memoir of a...

Pitt And Others Reflect On '12 Years A Slave'

AP | ROB MERRILL | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — The upcoming film "12 Years a Slave" is a harrowing look at slavery, but its stars, including Brad Pitt, say it's a subject that needs...

The Challenge Of '12 Years A Slave'

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

While it's always dangerous to draw universal lessons from anything as spectacularly evil as American slavery, "12 Years a Slave" is a film that challenges us to ask ourselves what dehumanizing systems we are part of. Not just our ancestors, but us, today.

The Year's First Must-See Movie

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment

On the last Friday in August of 2012, Ben Affleck's "Argo" made a surprise debut at the Telluride Film Festival. The film was met with rapturous revie...