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Blaxploitation

Black Women's Hair And The Human Zoo: Are You Admiring Or Exploiting?

Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gabrielle Dunkley

In the "You Can Touch My Hair" exhibit, the Others, black female participants, consent to the ogling in hopes of deconstructing the curiosity for mutual education. The exhibit and the exhibited are forced to confront each other's questions about race.

Django Wasn't the First, But Tarantino Needs to Be the Last

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

I will give Spike Lee his props. I will give John Singleton his respect. But directors such as Tyler Perry and many others who continue to profit from such slander and stereotype of the black population should be held responsible for such backlash that comes from Django.

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

Django's Djumbles

Saladin Ambar | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Saladin Ambar

In Django Unchained there is such an avalanche of horrific violence and gore that I found the movie pulling off what I thought impossible. It made the horror of slavery unremarkable.

People Get Ready: Celebrating Curtis Mayfield's 70th BIrthday!

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Throughout the night, audience members swayed to the music, sang along with the performers and stood up in homage to this incredible prophet of funk. People Get Ready, indeed.

PHOTOS: Pam Grier's Style Evolution

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices

Pam Grier, the famous blaxploitation films' femme fatale, turns 63 this Saturday, May 26. From "Foxy Brown" to "Jackie Brown" and playing a sexy ...

Lost in Time: A Conversation With Eric Benét, Plus Sony Launches PopMarket.com

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"When I listen to music today, it feels like there is a lot of soul missing in soul and R&B music. I think technology, in a lot of ways, has become a crutch for people who really aren't as talented as they appear to be," Benét said.