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'Boyz n the Hood' Director Not 'Worried' About White Oscars

Variety | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices

While Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith have called for an Oscar boycott, John Singleton, who became the first African-American nominated for the best ...

Big in Fashion - King James Version

James Sanders | Posted 12.02.2015 | Style
James Sanders

Things don't work the same for me, as they do for others. I mean, if I changed my name to Kardashian, somehow I doubt that people would believe that I...

Great Conversations: Laurence Fishburne

Alex Simon | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Although already a seasoned actor at age 14 when he was cast in Coppola's surreal Vietnam war epic, young "Larry" Fishburne went on location to the jungles of the Philippines a boy, and returned both a man, and one of our finest actors. He hasn't stopped working since.

'Boyz in the Hood': Approaching 25 Years

Jon Eig | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

In 1991, Boyz in the Hood grossed almost 60 million. That was an era in which mainstream Hollywood studios seemed at least somewhat interested in movies about real things, and not just in sequels about comic book characters.

Director Opens Up On Hollywood's 'Slavery Zeitgeist'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 12.20.2013 | Black Voices

Director John Singleton on how 2013 has changed Hollywood's idea of commercial viability for African American-themed movies....

Conversations With Seymour Stein, Lori Lieberman and Sun Records' Josh Collum, Collin Brace & Julie Roberts, Plus an Ed Kowalczyk Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.03.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Back in my teens, New York WAS the music business. ... I'd go up to Harlem to buy my records. It was a straight line on the D train from King's Highway to 125th street, and they had great record stores up there. ... I mean, I just couldn't think of a better place to be."

Can A White Director Make A Great Black Movie?

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 09.19.2013 | Black Voices

Whenever a black-themed film comes out, I get the call. And even more stops on the street. "Yo, man. What did you think of that flick?" The truth is, ...

The Best Generation X Movies Ever: 7 Totally Zeitgeisty Films That Aren't On Your Sucky Listicle

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

The films below are zeitgeisty in the way that Rebel Without a Cause and Easy Rider are zeitgeisty. They don't just depict a generation. They capture it.

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.

Movie Makers and Story Tellers Take Over Miami

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

From June 20th to the 23rd, my goal was to learn as much about the film industry as possible; to see it through the eyes of the artists, hear it in their voices, see their visions on the big screen, and to gauge the audiences reaction.

Kia Makarechi

Dee Rees On Hollywood's Race Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

For all the talk of "liberal Hollywood," diversity is not among the movie industry's strengths. Dee Rees, the director of "Pariah," a semi-autobiog...

Why John Singleton Is PISSED At Paramount

The Associated Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles

By ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES -- Director and producer John Singleton is suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films for at least $20 million, claimin...

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...

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Black Hollywood: 1991 vs. 2011

Nelson George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nelson George

The Oscars are painfully short of black nominees. This absence is even more telling when you glance back at the administration of George Bush the First.