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On the Culture Front: Othello, The Tempest, Alternative Valentine's Day Gifts and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 02.10.2017 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Even in the dark of winter, New York shines with creativity of all stripes that make me happy to be here over any warmer climate. The past month or so...

Director Amma Asante on "A United Kingdom"

Nell Minow | Posted 02.09.2017 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Director Amma Asante's follow-up to "Belle" is another historical romance with political overtones, based on a real-life story. But "A United Kingdom,...

In 'A United Kingdom,' A Royal Interracial Marriage Ignites A Global Scandal

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment

In 1948, a black law student named Seretse Khama, who was also heir to the throne in Botswana, married a white English clerk named Ruth Williams. Thei...

A United Kingdom: It's Good to be King

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

David Oyelowo, so brilliant in a recent theater production of Othello, playing the king against Daniel Craig's Iago, is now a king again in Amma Asant...

Amma Asante Introduces 'A United Kingdom'

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.06.2017 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Love across racial lines, especially when it involves British aristocracy, is a theme that's been close to director Amma Asante's heart.

Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in Othello: The Moor Goes Down

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.19.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At the much celebrated New York Theatre Workshop production of Othello, Andrew Lieberman's austere set looks like the inside of a packing crate as the...

Aisle View: Iago On Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.13.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig in Othello Photo: Chad Batka That green-eyed monster is back in town, down at NYTW. With a steely-determined Dan...

A Global Inspiration: ‘Queen of Katwe’ Brings Worldwide Message of Faith, Resilience for Youth

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 10.24.2016 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

“You belong here…” Tears rolled down my cheeks during the opening scene from Disney’s Queen of Katwe as coach and missionary Robert Katende (D...

David Oyelowo Wants An Actor Of Color To Play A Main Character On ‘GoT'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment

World-building in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is limitless. Dragons roam free, vampire slayers go to high school and teen wizards save the world. Despite...

'The Queen of Katwe': The Ultimate Underdog Story

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.22.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Jessica Yu | Off the Shelf The Queen of Katwe will hit the silver screen in Disney's highly anticipated adaptation this week and stars Academy Awa...

Why David Oyelowo Created A Scholarship For Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices

David Oyelowo isn’t just a successful actor, he’s a humanitarian, too. To that end, the “Selma” actor wanted to help spearhead a scholarship ...

Here's How Quickly Lupita Nyong'o Fell In Love With Her New Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o read 10 pages of the “Queen of Katwe” script and broke down crying. “I had been so inspired,” Nyong’o says in a new behind-...

Mourning Glories

George Heymont | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The lucky ones die quickly. Whether caught in a natural disaster, a freak accident, or being gunned down by friends or strangers, their lives end in a...


Dwight Brown | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Enlightening and moving are two descriptive words that will never be associated with the misconceived and misguided endeavor that is Nina.

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw To Star In 'God Particle'

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.30.2016 | Black Voices

David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in negotiations to star in God Particle from producer J.J. Abrams....

Sally Field Gives Props To Black Actors For Pushing For More Diversity

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices

If it wasn’t for black male actors, women “would still be shut out” of Hollywood, according to award-winning actress Sally Field. In a new inter...

10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.26.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

I'm not really a film critic. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, though, I suddenly become the one person everyone wants (or doesn't want) to go to the theater with. That's because I will laugh, I will cry, and I will critique.

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,” Oyelowo portrays fo...

'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," Na...

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 production, which wil...

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 h...

What David Oyelowo Learned From A Hostage's Incredible Story

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.18.2015 | OWN

On March 11, 2005, an accused rapist named Brian Nichols fled from an Atlanta courthouse, killing four people during his escape and taking officers on...

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 05.11.2016 | 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.