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Did 'The Help' Cause A 'Social Awakening'? Discussing The Best Picture Nominee With A Jackson, Mississippi Native

The Huffington Post | Katie Calautti | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment

Oscar "for your consideration" campaigns are nothing new, but Disney's take on marketing its Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," might make you pause. W...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Darius A. Gray | Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices
Darius A. Gray

I was raised by "the help." I don't mean that "the help" served me in my parents' mansion. No, my parents were "the help" in white households -- my mother a domestic servant and my father a handyman.

Why Are Some Black Women So Outraged by The Help

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

Why are some of the best and brightest black female voices in America so outraged over the new movie The Help based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel?

Love 'The Help,' But Please Stop Asking Me to Do the Same

Rebecca Wanzo | Posted 10.12.2011 | Black Voices
Rebecca Wanzo

I read an Amazon review of the novel that told a reader not to worry that they would have to read over 400 pages of depressing oppression. This is true -- "The Help" makes Jim Crow palatable. I don't think this is a good thing.

Maid Sues 'The Help' Author

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real...

Revisiting Our Nation's Legacy of Race Relations in The Help

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The white Jesus on the wall in Aibileen's humble home, a place of honor next to a photo of her deceased beloved son, underscores the amazing conflicts of everyday life in 1960s Mississippi.

Hollywood Outdoes Itself On 'The Help'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

A class act such as "The Help" is rare enough in Hollywood. Coming at the tail end of summer blockbuster season, it's almost unheard of. "The Help" i...

'The Help' Movie To Start Filming This Summer In Mississippi

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

JACKSON, Miss. — Brunson Green, a producer known on the independent film circuit for movies like "Chicken Party" and "Pretty Ugly People," says ...