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Hollywood In Black and White

Joe Morton | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Morton

This year, many people are upset that Ava DuVernay, director of Selma, was snubbed, calling it racism... but the film itself was nominated. Is it racist to nominate the film but not the director? The bigger question is, does racism play a part in determining who gets nominated and who doesn't?

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Spike Lee, the old guard of black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane, bloodsucking art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotic -- prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.

Black Films Are Buzzing At This Year's Sundance Festival

The Root | Julie Walker | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Every year the Sundance Film Festival premieres some of the best independent black films around, and it looks as if 2015 will be no different. Viola D...

Much of Society's Unrest Caused By Barrage of Negative Stereotypes in Films

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.27.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

To have more positive outcomes, we need to have a balance of positive images. We all say we want positive images, but what is positive, to whom and for what purpose?

'Selma' Star Sees A Bright Future For Black Films In Hollywood

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Though David Oyelowo's star turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" is winning him rave reviews and awards consideration, he's one of the few black ...

Why I Make the Movies I Make

Gina Prince-Bythewood | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Gina Prince-Bythewood

Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to entertain, but I also want to say something to the world. I want us to look up on screen and be inspired to want more for ourselves, to want to love, and to love ourselves.

The Equalizer

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. Now, the successful duo goes back to the well once more for another powerful and violent movie. Do they yield the same results?

The 2014 American Black Film Festival Premieres in New York City

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, to Miami, Florida and now New York City.

Black Actors' Roles Are Seriously Changing

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.27.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that things are changing in Hollywood. In an industry where black actors and actresses were once exclusively relegated to roles as se...

My No-Holds-Barred Conversation With Actor Harry Lennix

Tavis Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by film, television, stage actor and co-star of The Blacklist, Harry Lennix.

America's Black Movie Amnesia: Non-slavery Films Sell Too

Salon | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

This weekend moviegoers filed in to see “The Best Man Holiday,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 1999 film “The Best Man,” to the tune of ...

Director Malcolm D. Lee Talks The Best Man Holiday

Nsenga Burton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Nearly 15 years later, Malcolm D. Lee is back with The Best Man Holiday, the much-anticipated sequel to a film that is as important to the canon of black film as it is to audiences that love the film and what it represents.

Brennan Williams

'The Best Man Holiday' Director Reveals The Key To Keeping Black Films In Theaters

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

14 years since making his directorial debut in the romantic comedy-drama, “The Best Man,” Malcolm D. Lee has fulfilled fans long-awaited request w...

WATCH: Web Series 'For Colored Boys' Tackles Tough Issues

Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

In recent weeks, the conversation concerning the struggles African-American men face in this country has been widely-discussed. From the Trayvon Marti...

New Series Highlights Black LGBT Visionaries

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Filmmaker, writer and activist Katina Parker has created "Truth.Be.Told.," a television series that documents the lives of queer black visionaries. ...

Much More Than a Zombie Film: Danger Word Brings Special Messages to Black Community

Olympia Duhart | Posted 08.04.2013 | Black Voices
Olympia Duhart

In "The Walking Dead," Warm Bodies and the upcoming World War Z, zombies are leaving deep footsteps in Hollywood. Now, black filmmakers are adding their own imprint to the zombie trek with the short film Danger Word.

WATCH LIVE: Tyler Perry Talks To HuffPost Live

Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Actor, director and entertainment media giant Tyler Perry joins HuffPost Live to discuss his latest film "Peeples" and his recent partnership with Opr...

Tyler Perry, Stop Vilifying Black Success

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.07.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

As a man who grew up in an urban environment that is now attending college at a fine Ivy League institution, I would like to let you know that I am not aspiring to become the controlling, manipulative and reckless psychopath that you continue to depict such men of color in your films.

Glennisha Morgan

16 Must-See Black LGBT Films

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1989, Donna Deitch directed the made for TV movie "The Women of Brewster Place" starring and produced by Oprah Winfrey, which was based on Gloria N...

Django and a Major Black Film Festival's Stride to Broaden Lenses

Ise Lyfe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ise Lyfe

We're in America, so let's ask ourselves an honest question with regards to Django: What if a love story film set in slavery times about a Black man in search of his wife came out in the theaters today?

Django Wasn't the First, But Tarantino Needs to Be the Last

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

I will give Spike Lee his props. I will give John Singleton his respect. But directors such as Tyler Perry and many others who continue to profit from such slander and stereotype of the black population should be held responsible for such backlash that comes from Django.

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Think Like A Man Sequel On The Way

urbandaily.com | Posted 07.02.2012 | Black Voices

It may have been a surprise to some in Hollywood, but those a bit more aware of the market knew that Think Like A Man would perform well at the box of...

They Shoot Black Movies... Don't They?

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices
Barry Michael Cooper

At the dawn of the Black Hollywood Renaissance of the '90s, the sodality of filmmakers felt like the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Twenty years later, many black filmmakers (including myself) haven't had a movie financed by a major studio in over twenty years.

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.