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Why Are Black People Expected To Support Every Black Filmmaker?

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.28.2016 | Black Voices

Last week, Tyler Perry’s latest Madea installment, “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” swept the box office, even beating out Tom Cruise’s latest action...

Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation

Francis Levy | Posted 10.18.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

It's somewhat disconcerting that Nate Parker chose to name his film after D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), since the work of the great si...

Gabrielle Union Gets Why People Boycotted 'Birth Of A Nation'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment

Once critically acclaimed, “Birth of a Nation” flopped in its opening weekend following months of controversy surrounding the college rape accusat...

Jason Stuart: The Birth Of An Actor

Thom Senzee | Posted 10.06.2016 | Entertainment
Thom Senzee

An exclusive insight into Jason Stuart's unlikely journey to play a slave owner in 2016's most anticipated film, The Birth of a Nation If Woody Alle...

The Birth of a Nation

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Finally a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It's a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it's common knowledge to anyone who has taken a black history course.

Nate Parker Has No Apologies

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.30.2016 | Black Voices

Nate Parker, the “Birth of a Nation” director, co-writer and star, sat down with “60 Minutes” for his first televised interview since rape all...

Sister Of Rape Victim Says Nate Parker Is 'Exploiting Her' In New Film

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices

The sister of the young woman who accused “The Birth of a Nation” director Nate Parker of rape in 1999 has spoken out in a powerful op-ed that cal...

Why Moviegoers Should Support Nate Parker's, The Birth of a Nation

Kim Lute | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Kim Lute

Nate Parker's much heralded film, The Birth of a Nation, which reimagines the life of preacher, Nat Turner, and the slave rebellion he famously led in Virginia in 1831, should be Hollywood's celebrated darling in advance of its official October release. The film, which Parker wrote, directed, produced and starred in, wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. But the resurrection of a 1999 rape case is threatening to derail a film of enormous import.

Nate Parker Skirts Probes About Rape Allegations During 'Birth Of A Nation' Q&A

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.11.2016 | Entertainment

As Nate Parker’s history of alleged sexual assault remains a divisive topic in Hollywood, it’s become abundantly clear that the “Birth of a Nati...

I Cannot Take Gabrielle Union's Op-Ed On Nate Parker Lightly

Sil Lai Abrams | Posted 09.06.2016 | Black Voices
Sil Lai Abrams

As a fellow survivor, I respect the courage that it takes for any survivor to speak out against sexual assault. And while I agree with Union's stance that there needs to be more discussion on what exactly constitutes "affirmative consent", I find myself troubled by her opinion piece.

Gabrielle Union Breaks Her Silence On Nate Parker Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment

Actress Gabrielle Union has broken her silence on director Nate Parker’s rape allegations in a powerful op-ed for the Los Angles Times. Union, who ...

Let’s Not Pretend Nate Parker Has Redeemed Himself

The Establishment | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Marissa Jenae Johnson originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. In January, Nate Parker...

Protecting The Good Brother: On Nate Parker And The Good Black Men (And Women) Who Defend Him

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
C. Nicole Mason

On the proverbial eve of the release of the highly anticipated Birth of a Nation, it seems as if Nate Parker's once bright star is about to be extinguished, or at least dimmed by decades old rape allegations--and it should be.

The Past And Present Of Nate Parker

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.26.2016 | Arts
Richard J. Rosendall

Doesn't an African American artist deserve the same chance for rehabilitation that was extended to a white one? I have no easy solution, just questions and an old memory of vulnerability.

Academy President Defends 'Birth Of A Nation' Amid Rape Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 08.26.2016 | Entertainment

Nate Parker’s college rape allegations shouldn’t stop audiences from catching his slave rebellion biopic “The Birth of A Nation” when it hits ...

Why I Just Can't Support 'The Birth Of A Nation'

Demetria Lucas D'Oyley | Posted 08.28.2016 | Black Voices
Demetria Lucas D'Oyley

I am withholding my support for Parker because I have to, not because I want to. Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of women who are up in arms about Parker, myself included, take no joy in it.

Fighting For Equality (Terms & Conditions May Apply)

Harry Lewis | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
Harry Lewis

Today has been a hard one for me to wrap my head around. It started off when the American Film Institute, or AFI, cancelled its upcoming screening of...

Nate Parker Casts Another Ugly Glare On Bad Behaving Celebrities

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Parker controversy also casts an ugly glare on the notorious celebrity double standard. The celebrities that have found themselves plopped on the legal hot seat have a huge advantage that the average Joe couldn't even begin to dream of and would likely face long prison terms for.

Nate Parker, Kurt Metzger, and the Fetish for Female Silence

Sarah Nechamkin | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Nechamkin

Countless cases of sexual assault have resurfaced in the last few years, with public awareness leading women to open up about experiences they had stayed silent about for too long. From Bill Cosby to Woody Allen to Roger Ailes to, now, Nate Parker, our society is learning just how many skeletons are buried in the closets of our beloved golden boys.

We Need To Discuss Nate Parker's Past Rape Charge

Demetria Lucas D'Oyley | Posted 08.18.2016 | Black Voices
Demetria Lucas D'Oyley

Rape is a horrible crime. And Parker's lack of accountability about his past actions is unsettling. What, if anything, could he do now to make this situation "right", or just more palatable? I don't know that either. And it really, really bothers me.

We Need to Talk About Nate Parker

Harry Lewis | Posted 08.17.2016 | Celebrity
Harry Lewis

When the first trailer for Birth of a Nation hit the internet, I was ecstatic. I had heard rave reviews about the film, headed up by the rising Nate P...

New Details Emerge About Nate Parker's College Rape Allegations

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.04.2017 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Nate Parker shared a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday, following the news that the woman who accused him of rape in a 1999 took her own life f...

Here's What Nate Parker Wants Christians To Take Away From 'Birth Of A Nation'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | Black Voices

Nate Parker’s decision to direct, write, produce, star and fund “Birth of a Nation” was not only drawn from Nat Turner’s willingness to die fo...

More Than 100 Black Celebrities Gather For Private Townhall On Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:24am PDT In the aftermath of the unjust events that have taken place ...

Nate Parker To Receive Sundance Institute's Vanguard Award

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices

Seven months after taking Sundance 2016 by storm, Nate Parker will receive the Sundance Institute's Vanguard Award....