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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....

See The Trailer For Buzzy Slave-Rebellion Biopic 'The Birth Of A Nation'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment

"The Birth of a Nation" will probably be one of fall's most talked-about movies. At Sundance in January, studios' fierce bidding war resulted in the f...

'Birth Of A Nation' Director Nate Parker To Be Honored At Tribeca Film Festival

Essence.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.05.2016 | Black Voices

Director Nate Parker will be honored at this year's Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Awards....

Nate Parker Partners With HBCU To Launch New Film And Drama School

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.21.2016 | Black Voices

KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News After serving as the backdrop for the 2007 film, "The Great Debaters," Wiley College is set b...

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...

Sundance Winner 'The Birth Of A Nation' Gets Fall Release Date

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.25.2016 | Black Voices

Fox Searchlight has set a fall release date for "The Birth of a Nation," Nate Parker’s Sundance prize-winning drama about slave-turned-rebel leader ...

'The Birth Of A Nation' Is The Toast Of Sundance

Variety | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.31.2016 | Entertainment

“The Birth of a Nation,” writer-director-star Nate Parker’s stirring drama about the life of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion he led in antebe...

10 Things You Can Learn From Nate Parker's Record-Breaking Day at Sundance

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Nate's road to success wasn't easy. His is a victory seven years in the making; one with no guarantees, quite a few risks, and only passion, drive, and determination to see it through. Apply his lessons to your aspiration to position yourself for game-changing success

'The Birth Of A Nation' Is The Year's Powerful Sundance Breakout

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment

The Sundance Film Festival just provided an early remedy for the lack of diversity next year's Oscar race could inevitably face. After four days of ra...

'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...

"Showing Up and Full of Gratitude" By Jason Stuart

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Stuart

My dream has always been to work with talented people in films that made a difference, and it came true.

A Film Fest's June 11 #BlackLifeBlackProtest Event

Jai Tiggett | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jai Tiggett

#BlackLifeBlackProtest will showcase seven short films exploring issues of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights, followed by a public dialogue on how content creation can be used as a tool for social change.

'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...

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

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. 

Stop What You're Doing and Watch AmeriCAN

The Root | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices

Empathy. It’s probably one of the most difficult emotions to teach. It’s the emotion that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama want mo...

'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...

Christopher Rosen

How A First-Time Filmmaker Assembled Tribeca's Best Cast

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Jesse Zwick didn't aim low when it came to his directorial debut, "About Alex." Instead, the writer-director put together a cast that would make most ...

Movie Review: Non-Stop

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you crossed a disaster film from the 1970s with a low-budget action-thriller from the last five years, you'd get something that looks like Non-Stop.

Arbitrage the Movie With a Tip of the Hat to Machiavelli, the Philosopher

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

What makes this new movie so very appealing is that it dramatically reminds us the conduct code we're all taught in school and in Disney movies is more aspirational than reality.

Review: Arbitrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Family -- it's what really matters," says Robert Miller (Richard Gere), or words to that effect, to a gathering in his posh Fifth Avenue townhouse that includes his wife (Susan Sarandon), grown children, grandchildren and friends, who have assembled to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Red Tails Takes a Nose Dive

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Racism in the Army during WWII. Who thinks about this? Who talks about this? Yet segregation was thriving in war torn skies over Europe. Tuskegee Ai...

The Hollywood Tale of Red Tails

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

Movie producer, George Lucas, has taken a giant step, in bringing the story of the Tuskegee Airman to the big screen. In World War II, there were Bla...