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Michael B. Jordan Shares His Thoughts On Recent Killings Of Unarmed Black Men

Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices

The issues addressed in Michael B. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar Grant in the critically acclaimed 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” have resurfaced i...

Can a Post Office Be a Bank?

John Harrington | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
John Harrington

Instead of privatizing the post office, there may be a better way to raise revenue for the post office by providing financial services for many who need access to credit and short-term capital.

Numbers Soar For Black Moviegoers

Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black experience, and a historic...

10 Black Films That Deserved Oscar Recognition

Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

Each year the Academy Awards’ Board of Governors collectively comes together to celebrate the various achievements in motion pictures. And with that...

No Oscar at the Oscars: My Letter of Solace to Fruitvale Station Film

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.26.2014 | Black Voices
Wyatt Closs

The truth of the matter is that 2013 saw a range of black men portrayed in major films. And that is a very good and overdue thing.

Not Again: One Black Attorney's Thoughts on the Michael Dunn Verdict

Charles F. Coleman Jr. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Black Voices
Charles F. Coleman Jr.

While Dunn is unlikely to ever experience life again as a free man, neither Martin nor Davis will experience life at all beyond their 17th year of existence simply because someone else decided that they were justified in using their gun to 'defend' themselves.

Aaron Paul Is Back, Yo

Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

Aaron Paul and Michael B. Jordan have joined the cast of John Hillcoat's upcoming heist flick "Triple Nine." Paul's involvement comes as great news to...

2014 ForgotScars: Celebrating the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This morning, I watched the Oscar nominations on ABC, and was so befuddled by the omissions I scratched my head, and then turned to my 2-year-old son, and scratched his. They were, in a word, jarring.

Exclusive Clip: The Making Of 'Fruitvale Station'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

As the story of late Oakland resident, Oscar Grant III’s fatal death was showcased to a national audience through Ryan Coogler’s drama, “Fruitva...

Meryl Streep's Ode to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What can't Meryl Streep do? Presenting a Best Actress award to her friend Emma Thompson, she offered the 700 gala guests of the National Board of Revi...

The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

For Your Consideration, Oscars 2014: Don't Forget Emma Watson, 'Enough Said' And Joss Whedon, Please

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

Oscar voting is underway. A word to the Academy: Don't forget some of this year's underdogs.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

'Fruitvale Station' Star: Black Males Are America's Pit Bulls

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Michael B. Jordan, an actor who got his start when he was just 12 years old, is earning rave reviews for his portrayal of Oscar Grant III in "Fruitval...

Best Films of 2013 -- Black Talent Thrives

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.

Christopher Rosen

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the ...

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

Brie Larson, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Among Gotham Awards Winners

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

"Inside Llewyn Davis" and Brie Larson were two surprise winners at Monday night's Gotham Awards in New York, the ostensible kick-off of awards season....

Christopher Rosen

Melonie Diaz Is An Awards-Season Underdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment

"Fruitvale Station" co-star Melonie Diaz hasn't been mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for Best Supporting Actress as often as category favorite...

The Indie Spirit Nominees Are ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

Film Independent announced the nominees for the 2014 Spirit Awards on Tuesday, kicking off awards season in earnest by honoring the best of the year's...

These Hollywood Big Wigs Want Black Film To Be More Than Just A Trend

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-...

Discriminating Taste: Rhapsody in Black Puts Audiences on the Path to Transcending Racism

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

Charming, self-deprecatingly funny, linguistically awesome, LeLand Gantt imbues every word that falls from his mouth with all the passion and poignancy of a preacher speaking the Gospel. You will find truth and triumph in Rhapsody in Black.

WATCH: '12 Years A Slave' Star Weighs In On The 'Black Hollywood Renaissance'

Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices

As we steadily approach the closing months of 2013, this year has brought the black experience and history to the forefront of Hollywood’s biggest r...

The First Mistake Of Oscar Season

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

Two of the best supporting actress performances this year were given by Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz in "Fruitvale Station," but a typographical e...

Hollywood's 'Race Problem' Is Worse Than You Think

Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.