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Gabrielle Union Gets Why People Boycotted 'Birth Of A Nation'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment

Once critically acclaimed, “Birth of a Nation” flopped in its opening weekend following months of controversy surrounding the college rape accusat...

Hollywood's Complex History Of Portraying Slavery On Screen

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

When the first trailer for Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” dropped in June, it felt like a lightning rod moment for the depiction of slave...

Aisle View: Nat Turner in Jail

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.26.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Phillip James Brannon in Nat Turner in Jerusalem Photo: Joan Marcus Nat Turner in Jerusalem is one of those prison-cell-the-night-before-the exe...

'Birth Of A Nation' Stars Make A Case For The Film Despite Controversy

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.13.2016 | Black Voices

The stars of the upcoming film “The Birth of a Nation,” are urging people to see the movie in spite of the controversy surrounding its director, N...

I Cannot Take Gabrielle Union's Op-Ed On Nate Parker Lightly

Sil Lai Abrams | Posted 09.06.2016 | Black Voices
Sil Lai Abrams

As a fellow survivor, I respect the courage that it takes for any survivor to speak out against sexual assault. And while I agree with Union's stance that there needs to be more discussion on what exactly constitutes "affirmative consent", I find myself troubled by her opinion piece.

Gabrielle Union Breaks Her Silence On Nate Parker Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment

Actress Gabrielle Union has broken her silence on director Nate Parker’s rape allegations in a powerful op-ed for the Los Angles Times. Union, who ...

Protecting The Good Brother: On Nate Parker And The Good Black Men (And Women) Who Defend Him

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
C. Nicole Mason

On the proverbial eve of the release of the highly anticipated Birth of a Nation, it seems as if Nate Parker's once bright star is about to be extinguished, or at least dimmed by decades old rape allegations--and it should be.

Nate Parker Casts Another Ugly Glare On Bad Behaving Celebrities

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Parker controversy also casts an ugly glare on the notorious celebrity double standard. The celebrities that have found themselves plopped on the legal hot seat have a huge advantage that the average Joe couldn't even begin to dream of and would likely face long prison terms for.

We Need to Talk About Nate Parker

Harry Lewis | Posted 08.17.2016 | Celebrity
Harry Lewis

When the first trailer for Birth of a Nation hit the internet, I was ecstatic. I had heard rave reviews about the film, headed up by the rising Nate P...

15 Sundance Movies You'll Want To See This Year

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Entertainment

Now that the Sundance Film Festival is in our rearview mirror, the 2016 movie calendar has a bit more focus. A few titles on the festival's lineup -- ...

10 Things You Can Learn From Nate Parker's Record-Breaking Day at Sundance

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 01.28.2017 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Nate's road to success wasn't easy. His is a victory seven years in the making; one with no guarantees, quite a few risks, and only passion, drive, and determination to see it through. Apply his lessons to your aspiration to position yourself for game-changing success

14 Movies That Could Stir Up Buzz At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Movie buffs and skiing aficionados alike will descend upon Park City, Utah, on Thursday for the start of the Sundance Film Festival. In search of the ...

Who Tells the History

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

We must be bold enough to tell our own histories, even as we strive to listen more faithfully. The president reminds us, "America is not some fragile thing."

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Brennan Williams

How America's First Black Film Defied Racism | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

The 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday will honor Hollywood's biggest achievements of the year, but many have already taken note of who's been left ...

Other Movies That Have Faced Censorship Battles

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

As we're bombarded with developments surrounding Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" in the wake of terrorism threats, we...

Why the Dream Has Been Deferred

Morgan Guyton | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

We do not fulfill Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream by being a people who don't say the N word or officially discriminate on racial terms. Only a culture of genuine solidarity in which we are proactively seeking the shalom of all people, and not just the purity of our nuclear families, is a culture that is living his dream.

Quentin Tarantino Blasts Famed Director: 'To Say The Least, I Hate Him'

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino has no love lost for John Ford. "One of my American Western heroes is not John Ford, obviously," Tarantino, who directed the Spaghet...

Avatar 'Agenda' Complaints Are Comical

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

Despite any arguments as to whether art imitates life or vice versa in Hollywood, some things are indisputable. During war time, more war movies or nationalism-themed movies are produced.