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11 Things I Learned from Viewing Annie

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I viewed Annie at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, it was the first time I had seen the production. The national touring company plays in San Francisco now through June 14th. Here are 11Things I learned:

How Important Is It to See Minorities in Movies?

The OpEd Project | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
The OpEd Project

We need to tell new stories. We need to see new actors who look, sound and act like the real America. Racism is not just a concept. It is as staring down at us from the big and small screens.

What's Missing From the New Annie: A New, New Deal

Zachary Norris | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Zachary Norris

It's a hard knock life for poor black and brown youth and their parents not because they are not willing to work hard, but because of the legacy of discrimination embedded in the structure of past federal government policies such as the New Deal.

Thank You Jay-Z, Will and Jada for Annie

Dominic Carter | Posted 03.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dominic Carter

This 50 year old man, who prefers the plenty of action and adventure type when it comes to movies, couldn't wait to see Annie," starring 11 year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis.

Dear 'Annie' Remake Creators: Thank You

Camryn Garrett | Posted 03.11.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

To see the incredibly talented Quvenzhané singing "Tomorrow" in the trailer gives me hope. Maybe we'll see more starring roles for people of color in the future. Maybe a little girl will see the movie and see herself. Perhaps this will be the start of her career.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.28.2015 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Into the White White Woods

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

I don't mean to suggest that problems of systemic racism can be solved in a movie theater. But I do think that sharing observations about the casting of our movies is a great place to start.

It's the Hard Knock Life for Sony. So Everyone Needs to Calm Down

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Everyone needs to calm down and think about the long term. The studio is sitting on a goldmine called The Interview which now has more awareness and interest than it would have had without the controversy.

How Critics Got the New 'Annie' Wrong

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

It is strange to expect a wish-fulfillment story like Annie (no matter which version) to offer trenchant commentary on anything, and especially unsettling when a critic born in the Jim Crow era decrees that actors of color must still deliver some specific "black angle" in 2014.

Annie Review

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

On the surface, there is absolutely no reason to update the classic Broadway show Annie, which was already adapted for the screen in 1982. But this multicultural cast redux adds a hip swag to the classic kid's story. This Annie is urban, emotional and fun. But far from perfect.

'It's Not Going To Be A Black Annie. It's Just Going To Be Annie'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Will Gluck’s “Annie,” which hits theaters on Dec. 19, transplants the beloved Depression-era musical into the present day by adding a pop spin o...

Christopher Rosen

'The LEGO Movie' Directors Are Sad About One Globes Snub

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

Phil Lord and Chris Miller had a pretty great 2014. The duo directed "The LEGO Movie," which was tied for the third-highest Rotten Tomatoes rating of ...

PHOTOS: 'Annie' Premiere And Afterparty

BlackFilm.com | Posted 12.08.2014 | Black Voices

Yesterday afternoon, Blackfilm.com attended the World Premiere of the musical film Annie, which hits theaters on December 19, 2014. Held at the Ziegf...

Nick Jonas, Lucy Hale And Sting Take Over The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

The 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ran through New York City on Thursday, bringing Snoopy, Hello Kitty and Spider-Man along with it. Hosted by "T...

Cameron Diaz Answers Weird Questions In 'SNL' Monologue

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment

Cameron Diaz hosted this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live" in promotion for the upcoming remake of "Annie." Diaz kicked off the show with a s...

Jamie Foxx Reveals The Most Important Aspect About Filming 'Annie'

Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices

With the holiday season steadily approaching, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis for the cover story of their Decem...

You Grew Up With Actor Ray Iannicelli: Who Is He in the New Film St. Vincent?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Sometimes there are no words to describe someone. Today, that someone is screen veteran Ray Iannicelli. This brand new grandfather brings so much talent and knowledge to the table, that it's breathtaking!

It's A Hard Knock Life For Ed Sheeran

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

Leapin' lizards! That just happened. NBC recently cast Allison Williams to star as Peter Pan in its live production this December, so to answer bac...

Cameron Diaz Doesn't Sing In The 'Annie' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment

The full trailer for the "Annie" reboot starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis debuted on Yahoo! Movies and shows just a little more than the orig...

Why I'm So Excited for the New Annie Movie With Quvenzhané Wallis

Olivia Cole | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Google "coming of age movies" and you will find that the stories our culture says define coming of age are those like The Sandlot or Superbad. For boys of color there are far fewer, but some: Cooley High. Boyz in the Hood. School Daze. Try Googling "coming of age movies for girls" and you'll find a lot less.

First Look At The New 'Annie'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for the modern remake of "Annie" is here, and it is full of adorable shots of Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie with her dog...

What Quevenzhane Wallis Got For 'Annie'

Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment

What kind of perks did Quvenzhane Wallis receive for playing the title little orphan in 2014's "Annie" reboot? Try WiFi. According to documents acq...

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

LOOK: Cast Of Annie Performs 'Tomorrow' In Harlem

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

We absolutely love this video that surfaced last week showing the cast of "Annie" performing "Tomorrow" on the streets of Harlem in New York City. ...

WATCH: 8-Year-Old 'Annie' Star Freaks Out When She Makes The Cut

Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

This is apparently what pure happiness looks like when you're eight years old. In the video above, a budding Broadway diva named Emily learns that ...