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John Legend On 'Selma' Snubs: 'It Was Oscar-Worthy Work' | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.30.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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...

Don't Blame Oscar, He Just Works Here: Hollywood's All-White Problem

Jon Eig | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Be angry about the awards show if you feel they are unfair. But recognize that they merely serve as a thermometer, and are not the cause of the infection.


Marcia Liss | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Selma's Missing Rabbi

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

King was looking forward to attending a Passover Seder at Heschel's home that year, but he was assassinated a few weeks before the Jewish holiday. Heschel was the only Jew to deliver a eulogy at King's funeral service.

Selma: It Sears... Sings... and Soars!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

By not overdoing a southern accent while also reportedly voluntarily putting on some weight for the role, actor David Oyelowo shines in this film. And he's not the only one. They all shine.

Spike Lee's Advice To Ava DuVernay: 'F**k 'em'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

The Academy Awards announced this year's class of nominees on Thursday -- and promptly drew heavy criticism for failing to recognize people of color ...

White House To Host Special 'Selma' Screening

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Common were in Los Angeles for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday night, but on Friday aftern...

'Selma' Cast's Snub At The Oscars Prompts Heavy Disappointment

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices

2014 was a pivotal year for black actors, actresses and directors, which included “12 Years A Slave” netting nine nominations -- however things d...

11 Public Figures Share Their Inspiring Thoughts On MLK

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

It has been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to give his memorable “I Have A Dream” s...

David Oyelowo on Playing MLK and What It Means to Be a Christian

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Wallis

Many historians just see King as a "civil rights" leader, but they don't fully understand how being a minister and a faith leader made his role in the movement possible. Oyelowo believes, after the years of research into King and the civil rights movement, that King could not have led this movement had he not been a "man of faith."

Zaki's Review: Selma

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If there's one thing Selma makes clear, it's just how many parts had to be working in concert for the slow, fitful movement toward progress to occur.

Selma: We Are, Because You Were

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.09.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Sharon Harper

Selma offers profound and relevant lessons on leadership, power sharing, the role of faith, the value of white allies, and the role of the media for today's movement leaders. Perhaps the most profound lesson of the film was spoken by Oprah Winfrey on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

How David Oyelowo Earned His Father's Approval In One Touching Moment

OWN | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

When Golden Globe-nominated actor David Oyelowo was growing up, he says his Nigerian father was convinced his acting dreams were just a phase. The "Se...

The Sweet Story That Convinced Oprah To Join The Cast Of 'Selma'

OWN | Posted 01.08.2015 | OWN

If the world didn't know the name of civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper before, it will now. In the Golden Globe-nominated film "Selma," Oprah Win...

Popcorn Preview: A Most Violent Year

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film's title implies, there's a fair amount of violence in this movie, but it's not the kind of bloodbath we're used to seeing in modern movies. Instead, there's a feeling of danger that hangs over every scene right from the beginning.

Matthew Jacobs

'Selma' Director Challenges Claims Of Historical Inaccuracy | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

By the time "Selma" opened on Christmas Day, its rapturous critical reception had the film on course to become a clear Oscar front-runner. But as is ...

Brad Pitt Led A Sing-Along To Pronounce 'Selma' Actor David Oyelowo's Name

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment

Don't know how to pronounce an actor's name? Just let Brad Pitt turn it into an educational sing-along. Pitt took the stage at the Palm Springs Film F...

A Most Violent Year: A Worthy End to the Intriguing Cinema of 2014

Michael Russnow | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's a film that came upon us at the end of the year, but with word of mouth and lots of significant award nominations, including a recent win as Best Picture by the National Board of Review, it will probably attain the audience it deserves in the months ahead.