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Django and a Major Black Film Festival's Stride to Broaden Lenses

Ise Lyfe | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Ise Lyfe

We're in America, so let's ask ourselves an honest question with regards to Django: What if a love story film set in slavery times about a Black man in search of his wife came out in the theaters today?

We Owe Spike Lee a Huge Apology

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you disagree with Spike... fine. But to disrespect and disregard him in the expression of that disagreement is wholly unacceptable. Spike Lee has earned better. Spike Lee doesn't need my help, but he does deserve our gratitude and respect.

Jamie Foxx Responds To Spike Lee's 'Django' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment

Jaime Foxx isn't taking Spike Lee's criticism of "Django Unchained" lying down. In a sharp response to Lee's diss, Foxx calls the director "shady" and...

Django Unchained Controversy: A Look At The Conundrum Tarantino's Latest Created In Progressive Black America

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

One of the more interesting, though hardly unexpected developments to accompany Django Unchained's release has been the peculiar predicament it has created for blacks who like to think of themselves as progressive or forward-thinking.

Tarantino On 'Django': Real Slavery Was 'A Thousand Times Worse'

AP | Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

BERLIN -- Quentin Tarantino says the brutal abuse of black slaves shown in his latest movie "Django Unchained" pales in comparison to the violence tha...

The Racial Slurs in 'Django' Aren't Racist, But the Racial Violence May Be

Keli Goff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Black Voices
Keli Goff

I didn't need to see Jewish people tortured in Inglorious Basterds to know I wanted the Nazis to pay. Tarantino seemed to know that too, so we didn't see any Jewish characters tortured. So why in Django Unchained did Tarantino depict black men being tortured in such graphic, gory, and yes, gratuitous ways?

Django in Black and White

Michael Jones | Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago
Michael Jones

How far below the surface, despite a newly re-elected African American President, despite a Civil War to free the slaves depicted in the movie, despite the monumental shift brought about by the civil rights movement, are the grapes of wrath stored in a Tarantino world?

The Zero Sum Game of Django: Unchained or More of the Same?

Angela Rye | Posted 03.04.2013 | Black Voices
Angela Rye

Within the first fifteen minutes, I felt guilty for watching the movie. All I could think about and feel were Spike Lee's sentiments -- who refused to see the movie "out of respect" for his ancestors.

Black Love: Off The Chain

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Django Unchained is a film that in spite of, or maybe because of the veracity of its violence, imagines black womanhood™ beyond the superhuman stoic into a paradigm of the pretty.

3 Reasons This Black Man Loved Django Unchained

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Boyce Watkins

No matter how we feel about Django Unchained, we should be sure to remember that the best way to have our stories told is to tell them ourselves.  

Spike Lee Says 'Django Unchained' Is 'Disrespectful'

Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment

While Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has been largely celebrated by critics, there is one person who is less than happy with the film. Filmmak...

'Black Audiences' Just Get 'Django Unchained'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Quentin Tarantino enters a West Village Italian restaurant through the back, a quiet arrival for a filmmaker who is anything but stealthy....

'A Lot Worse Sh-t Actually Happened': Tarantino Talks 'Django' & Slavery

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment

The "d" in "Django Unchained" might be silent, but Quentin Tarantino's newest film is anything but. The two-hour-and-45-minute homage to Spaghetti Wes...

WATCH: Jamie Foxx Discusses Emotional 'Django' Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

Despite a rollicking trailer, don't expect "Django Unchained" to be nothing but a good time. As star Jamie Foxx told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday, the film...