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David Oyelowo: There's Too Many African Stories With 'White Saviors'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

David Oyelowo wants to show the world a “different kind of African story.” For his forthcoming role in “A United Kingdom,&rd...

'Birth Of A Nation' Star Says Few Acting Roles For Black Men Have 'Integrity'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

Despite landing a role alongside the likes of Denzel Washington in "The Great Debaters" or his phenomenal performance in "The Secret Life of Bees...

David Oyelowo Returns To Theater With 'Othello' Role

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.19.2015 | Black Voices

“Selma” star David Oyelowo is set to join Daniel Craig for the off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “Othello.” The ...

Chiwetel Ejiofor On The Cause That's Near And Dear To His Heart

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor was honored last week during the annual Impact Africa Hollywood fundraiser event in Los Angeles. The event, which was ...

What David Oyelowo Learned From A Hostage's Incredible Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.18.2015 | OWN

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David Oyelowo: 'I Won't Do Roles That I Deem To Be Stereotypical'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

After playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated film “Selma,” actor David Oyelowo wants all casting directors to know one thing: ...

Selma Red Carpet Interviews with Director Eva DuVernay & Star David Oyelowo

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Snow

Selma opened the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival, and I was on the red carpet to interview director Eva DuVernay and star David Oyelowo, and capture remarks by PSIFF Executive Director Darryl Macdonald, Director of Programming Helen Du Toit, and last but not least, rapper Common.

Black History Month the British Way

Jordyn Holman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Jordyn Holman

Though it has a shorter legacy than the U.S.' month set aside to honor the achievements of people from the African Diaspora, those in the U.K. also use various mediums to educate the public on the African-Caribbean community.

A Thank You Letter to Ava DuVernay

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ola Ojewumi

She is unapologetic in her work, which shows that one's brilliance cannot be measured in Oscars and accolades, but in the impact you have on society.

Watch David Oyelowo's Perfect Reaction To NPH's Lame British Bit

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris recruited "Selma" star David Oyelowo for a little Oscars bit Sunday evening. Testing the theory that jokes are funnier if deli...

The Importance and Power of Unity With Black Lives From the African Diaspora

Nunu Kidane | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Nunu Kidane

Names like David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor may be difficult to pronounce for the average American but their faces have become as familiar as any well-known Hollywood actor.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hey Look! It's Another Guy Predicting the Oscars!

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Which brings me to my point - 2014 was just an incredible year for acting and directing - we were bound to be letdown come Oscar morning when the bottomless snubs came. I still can't believe the Academy snubbed Babs for The Prince of Tides again.

The Art and Power of Film

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Museums such as the Louvre simply would not exist if everyone saw a work of art once, and that's it. Therefore, why would anyone even bother decorating their own house with some art, if only planning to look at it just once? That also, can be the power of film.

Ava DuVernay Is Still 'Hurt' By Star David Oyelowo's Oscar Snub

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — "Selma" director Ava DuVernay says she's disappointed that star David Oyelowo's performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wasn't rec...

Some Of Your Favorites Made This Year's Vanity Fair Hollywood Cover

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

This year, Vanity Fair loves Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon and Amy Adams. On Tuesday, Vanity Fair debuted its annual Hollywood Issue, featuring Ta...

Dreaming of Dignity: The Movie "Selma"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I saw "Selma" today and I have to say I was filled with so many of the emotions that for me mark a movie experience as being profound, memorable, and in this case so very worthy of attention and appreciation by governing bodies of groups that give awards--you know like the Oscars.

WATCH: David Oyelowo Criticizes Oscars For Favoring 'Subservient' Black Roles

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

The complex -- but short -- history of black Oscar winners has been a highly discussed topic in Hollywood as the latest Oscar nominations largely over...

Ryan Kristobak

John Legend On 'Selma' Snubs: 'It Was Oscar-Worthy Work' | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Following his first Golden Globe win, for the track "Glory" from the film "Selma," John Legend, along with his fellow songwriter Common, are favored t...

Are British Actors Superiorly Talented and More Desirable, Than American Actors?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.

Ferguson, Selma And A Mood For Change

The Guardian | Gary Younge | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

When the film trailer for Primary Colors, based on a novel about the election campaign of a philandering southern Democratic president, came out in 19...

David Oyelowo Defends Benedict Cumberbatch After 'Colored' Comment

AP | NICKI FINLAY | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using th...

A Late Review of Selma

Michael Darer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

Selma does not turn away, and it rarely tries to neatly resolve. If the film's conclusion, which winds around President Johnson's announcement of his plans for the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the completion of the third Selma to Montgomery march, feels a little Hollywood in its neatness, that is counterbalanced by the unrelenting unease of the film's journey.

Let Jennifer Aniston & David Oyelowo Show You How To Handle A Snub With Grace

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Winning isn't everything -- just ask Jennifer Aniston and David Oyelowo. The two actors were both favored to score Oscar nominations at the 2015 Ac...

Anthony Mackie On 'Selma' Oscar Snub: People Are Tired Of Being Bombarded With Race

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.27.2015 | Black Voices

--Actor Anthony Mackie shares his thoughts on why “Selma” didn’t receive more Oscar nominations and the cause of its lackluster box office a...

Glenn Beck Explains Why 'Selma' Was Actually Snubbed At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

Following the news that "Selma" -- the historical drama charting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in 1965 Alabama -- was snubbed for a num...