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'12 Years a Slave'

12 Years a Slave Reframed: A Narrative of White Racist Pathology

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.25.2013 | Arts
Roya Rastegar

None of us are safe from the pathology of white racism. The most intimate corners of our lives and eyes have been infected. But are we ready to see it, and be well?

What Went Into '12 Years A Slave's' Most Difficult Scene

Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment

Chiwetel Ejiofor, the star of Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss the new film with host Ricky Camilleri...

Morgan Freeman Is Not Interested In The GOP Or '12 Years A Slave'

Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

Through the years, Morgan Freeman has expressed his opposing viewpoints on the country’s various legal issues, ranging from legalizing marijuana to ...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series Will Change Education System

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation's public school system.

The Most Controversial Sentence I Ever Wrote

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Wallis

It's time to be honest about the deep-seated sense of race in the heart of our national politics. But when people of color speak the truth about the realities of race in our culture and politics, they are always accused of "playing the race card."

Hear John Legend's Stunning '12 Years A Slave' Song

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

One of John Legend's songs for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" made its debut this week. The Grammy-winning singer recorded two tracks for the new ...

Slavery Displayed on Screen: a Discussion With the Creators of Roots about 12 Years a Slave & Django Unchained

Antonio Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Antonio Moore

In light of the new Renaissance in African American film and television Wolper states he and his company are continuing their legacy, and developing African American stories around a few of the key social justice moments that deeply affected all of America.

American Horror Story: Coven -- Slavery As Torture Porn?

Zeba Blay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Zeba Blay

This is a show that is often as problematic as it is delightfully bizarre, and navigating the thin line between being critical of its faults and being entertained by its eccentricities is perhaps the most difficult part about being a fan.

The Sins of Our Nation - 12 Years A Slave

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

What is most remarkable about the film is how McQueen's camera catches the hopelessness of a situation in a mere static shot of an actor's face, holding the shot for minutes on end, letting the expression refract into our collective psyche.

The 'S' Word, the 'D' Word and 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

McQueen's unflinching revelation of Northup's struggle to maintain his dignity under the oppressive institution of slavery is a chance for Americans to engage the conversation we so desperately need -- the conversation about the "s" word -- "slavery."

12 Years a Slave, an Eternity for Women

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Epps did not love Patsey; he consumed her. He lusted and wielded his power over her, made her inhuman, made her want to die.

Slaves Didn't Win Freedom By Being Manly

The Atlantic | Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Hollywood is in general uncomfortable with race, but it likes heroic masculinity. It's no surprise, then, that films about slavery often end up being ...

Thoughts on the Film 12 Years a Slave

Denise Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Denise Nicholas

12 Years a Slave is a story of survival, mental and physical, it is a visualization and particularization of humanity: the brutalized and the brutalizers -- everyone different, all lost in a way, all astounded by their experience, all on a journey in and through American history.

12 Years A Slave: More Than a History Lesson

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

It's important to remember that the events depicted in 12 Years a Slave are still happening today. Slavery didn't end with the Civil War or the Emancipation Proclamation. It was outlawed, but not ended.

ReThink Review: 12 Years a Slave - Can We Face America's Holocaust?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After watching 12 Years A Slave, I imagine Germans feel about the Holocaust like a lot of Americans do, or at least should, feel about slavery and the role racism has played in this country's history.

Christopher Rosen

Sarah Paulson: 'I'm In '12 Years A Slave,' What Are You In?' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o have received most of the praise surrounding Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," but ...

Oscar Contender Dubbed 'Stunningly Good'

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment

-- Is it possible to convey, through the experience of just one man, the sweep and enormity of the horror that was American slavery? That, quite sim...

Critic Compares '12 Years A Slave' To 'Human Centipede'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.17.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave," the movie that "will win Best Picture," has received near unanimous praise from the nation's top critics, includin...

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is the year's most powerful film, an arthouse masterpiece which demands to be seen -- and which will punch mainstream audiences in the gut.

WATCH: Exclusive '12 Years A Slave' Clip

Moviefone | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

In "12 Years a Slave," Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) finds himself in an impossible situation: he's a free man from the North who's been sold in...

Get Used To Reading About Chiwetel Ejiofor

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- TORONTO (AP) — Chiwetel Ejiofor arrived, he thought, prepared for the first day of shooting "12 Years a Slave." To play Solomon Northup, ...

Why You Should See '12 Years A Slave'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders hope it might spark increased...

3 Reasons Why Every American Should See 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

This film is an artistic wonder, and so necessary to the discussion of America's past and present. I hope you will see it with your own eyes and share your thoughts with me and everyone you know.

My Conversation With Steve McQueen

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.15.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Steve McQueen discusses how 12 Years a Slave came together at a time when events, including the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, created a "perfect storm" of opportunity to look back in history in order to move forward as a society.

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Actors And Director Share Film Secrets With Charlie Rose

Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Even though it won't open in select theaters until October 18, Steve McQueen’s much-talked-about film “12 Years A Slave” has already garnered a ...