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Watch Taraji P. Henson Shatter Stereotypes In 'Hidden Figures' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson plays a human computer and NASA whiz in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Hidden Figures.” Based on the upcoming book by Margo...

Janelle Monae Lands Role In NASA Drama 'Hidden Figures' Alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

Janelle Monae is taking one giant leap for Wondaland in a new space drama called Hidden Figures, a rep for Wondaland Management has confirmed to Billb...

Octavia Spencer Joins Taraji P. Henson In Space Drama 'Hidden Figures'

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Black Voices

Octavia Spencer will help Taraji P. Henson put an American in space....

Chris Rock, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer To Headline MLK Celebration

The Wrap | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

Chris Rock, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan and Harry Belafonte are among the Hollywood stars who will headline “MLK Now,” an event celebrating...

Harriet Tubman Is 'Dope As Hell' In This Hilarious 'Drunk History' Reenactment

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

No one has retold Harriet Tubman’s story quite like Crissle West and Octavia Spencer. West, a writer and co-host of the popular comedy podcast “Th...

Oscar Grant's Mother Tells Church 'Our Lives Matter'

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 07.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sheryl Estrada

When I visited Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, N.J. on July 19 and heard Johnson speak, six years after her son's death, it wasn't a dramatization of events it was real life. A mother poured her heart out to a congregation, which understood her pain.

Words of Wisdom: What 5 Women Said About Equality

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Women
Margaret Gardiner

Feminism has become a dirty word. For many, it can alienate. For some it conjures up images of people demanding opportunities that they do not deserve. It's a complicated topic with which this generation of women struggle. Knowing they are capable, the suggestion that special treatment is required, mocks the very concept that women are trying to overcome. Judge each person on their ability.

'Insurgent' Cast Is Incredibly Confused By All That Slang

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen

Are the words "basic," "on fleek" and "ya$$$" part of your daily vocabulary? If so, the cast of "Insurgent" probably has no idea what you're talking a...

'The Divergent Series: Insurgent'

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Divergent Series: Insurgent doesn't change that dynamic much, but during its final minutes, it ups the visuals to a level that almost compensates for a weak beginning.

Review: Insurgent or How to Make an 118-Minute Film Feel Like a Day in Hell

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Insurgent is a relentlessly exasperating sci-fi film made, miraculously, with a half-baked imagination, a slaughtered wit, and insufferable direction by Robert Schwentke, the man who supplied 2013 with one its biggest flops, R.I.P.D.

Black or White: Gray

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

The new star vehicle for Kevin Costner "Black or White" is, of course, both good and bad. The acting is generally good. The plotting and writing, generally not so much.

Black or White? Let's Talk About Gray

Donna M. Butts | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Kevin Costner has taken on race in his new movie Back or White. But really it's about family. What he's done is shine a light on the changing face of families in America and reminded us of what's important.

Zaki's Review: Black or White

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

While it attempts some measure of high-minded resolution to the many complicated issues it raises, it's simply casting too wide a net to feel truly satisfying. In trying to be color blind, it just comes off as tone deaf.

'Black or White' Tackles a Touchy Subject

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic of race relations and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the issue.

Sasha Bronner

Kevin Costner: 'The Problems With Race Are Real'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Kevin Costner, who just turned 60 earlier this week, can do a lot of things. “I can make a love story. I can make the American baseball movie. I ...

How Kevin Costner Plans To Address Racial Disparities In Hollywood

Posted 01.22.2015 | Black Voices

In the midst of Hollywood making headlines about its failure to recognize African Americans leading into this year’s annual Academy Awards, a new fi...

Banding Together

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Everyone wants to be remembered, you want to leave a lasting legacy that will resonate. With Red Band Society you will laugh hard, love deeply, and you will run a gamut of emotions. No matter what, the characters and stories will always leave a mark on your heart, and your the way you view life.

'Red Band Society' Ads Calling Octavia Spencer 'Scary Bitch' Pulled After Outcry

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

Red Band Society advertisements have been pulled on Los Angeles buses due to offensive language. The ads, which were promoting Fox's freshman hospi...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I admire Smith's impulse to expand his film-making palette and was a fan of his Red State. Tusk, however, may only be for Smith completists. It was so disheartening that I bailed a little early in order to make a screening of The Reach.

Kevin Costner in Mike Binder's Black and White

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When we first see Kevin Costner in the indie movie Black and White, he's got his head in his hands. His neck is large and wrinkled, befitting an older...

10 Things I learned From Screening "Get on Up" #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

1. Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd, and Octavia Spencer, should all get Oscar nods. 2. Chadwick Boseman is funky as the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, ...

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

5 Ways James Brown Made A Major Impact On American Culture

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eig...

Chadwick Boseman Discusses James Brown 'Cut-Throat' Qualities

Associated Press | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for the f...

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...