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Why 'Shots Fired' Made An Unarmed White Student The Victim Of A Police Shooting

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.22.2017 | Black Voices

Filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood are aiming to uncover the complexities of America’s criminal justice system with their ne...

5 Black Women To Watch In Hollywood In 2017

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 03.06.2017 | Black Voices

Essence entertainment director Cori Murray stopped by the HuffPost Black Voices’ biweekly talk show “BV Breakdown” ― a Facebook Live show that...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gina Prince-Bythewood Reteaming For 'An Untamed State'

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.23.2016 | Black Voices

Beyond the Lights star Gugu Mbatha-Raw and director Gina Prince-Bythewood are reuniting for An Untamed State, an adaptation of Roxane Gay's debut nove...

Black Love Matters in Film Too

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

The fear that a love story featuring two Black actors is not engaging, believable or desirable is very real, and one that still defines the mindset of many studio executives, casting agents and producers.

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

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.

My Conversation With Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gina Prince-Bythewood

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

My conversation with Gugu and Gina covered a wide range of issues facing women in the entertainment industry. I asked Gina specifically why she wanted to tell this story, which at its core is a love story, and why it seems so difficult to get movies made about two black people falling in love.

Christopher Rosen

This Is How To Make A 'Masterpiece' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

They don't give out Oscars for music videos -- that's what the MTV Video Music Awards are for! -- but maybe there can be a special dispensation made a...

'Belle' Actress Says 'Beyond The Lights' Shows Power Of Self

Associated Press | MARCELA IZASA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has had a busy 2014. Earlier this year, she starred in "Belle," based on a true story about a m...

Movie Review: Beyond the Lights -- Return of the Romantic Drama

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On the surface, Beyond the Lights is about the unlikely romance between an L.A. cop named Kaz (Nate Parker) and a rising British pop star named Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). They meet when he subs for a pal doing private security work and winds up saving her from a suicide dive off her hotel balcony. 

Lauren Duca

Why Have Pop Stars Become So Hyper-Sexualized? | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment

"Beyonce is a woman who is not surrounded by 100 different people telling her what to do." The discussion surrounding the hyper-sexualization of th...

'Love & Basketball' Director Explains Hollywood's Excuse For Not Casting Black Actors

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

When director Gina Prince-Bythewood set out to make her latest film, "Beyond the Lights," she thought her script felt commercial, but studio executive...

Urbanworld Film Festival Gets Provocative With Zane Flick

Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

As this year’s annual Urbanworld Film Festival is set to kick off in New York later this month, HuffPost Black Voices has exclusively learned that t...

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Black Filmmakers: Through The Years

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Throughout the storied history of American movies, there have been quite a few black filmmakers that have shaped society through their art and left an...