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Did 'Dear White People' Miss the Mark on Casual Racism?

Did ‘Dear White People’ Miss the Mark on Casual Racism?

by Jamilah King on October 23 2014, 10:08AM

The focus on egregious racist acts may have hidden more common micoaggressions.

Topics: Culture

Dee Rees Talks About What Inspired Her Bessie Smith Biopic

Dee Rees Talks About What Inspired Her Bessie Smith Biopic

by Jamilah King on October 22 2014, 1:11PM

It’s been three years since the director debuted her critically acclaimed film “Pariah” at the Sundance Film Festival.

Topics: Culture

Misty Upham's Family Says Cops Taunted Actress About Mental Illness

Misty Upham’s Family Says Cops Taunted Actress About Mental Illness

by Jamilah King on October 20 2014, 12:52PM

Her body was found late last week.

Topics: Culture

'Dear White People' Courts Younger Audience, Has Big Box Office Weekend

‘Dear White People’ Courts Younger Audience, Has Big Box Office Weekend

by Jamilah King on October 20 2014, 10:26AM

The film expands to 350 theaters in the top 75 markets on October 24th

Topics: Culture

Watch 'Dear White People' Director Justin Simien on Colbert Play

Watch ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien on Colbert

by Jamilah King on October 16 2014, 2:30PM

The film hits theaters nationwide this month.

Topics: Culture

Actress Elizabeth Peña's Nephew: 'She Was Our Star'

Actress Elizabeth Peña’s Nephew: ‘She Was Our Star’

by Jamilah King on October 16 2014, 10:54AM

She died of natural causes on Wednesday.

Topics: Culture

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the 'Subversive' Power of the Black Church

Cinematographer Bradford Young on Lighting Dark Skin and the ‘Subversive’ Power of the Black Church

by Jamilah King on October 10 2014, 11:00AM

The Sundance award-winner describes his approach to filmmaking and his new, experimental work.

Topics: Arts & Culture

'What Was America's First Music?'

‘What Was America’s First Music?’

by Aura Bogado on October 9 2014, 3:18PM

Sterlin Harjo’s ‘This May be the Last Time’ searches for the origins of early American songs.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Don Cheadle Thanks Fans For Making His Miles Davis Project Happen

Don Cheadle Thanks Fans For Making His Miles Davis Project Happen

by Jamilah King on July 11 2014, 12:28PM

“Miles Ahead” is finally in production.

Topics: Culture

'Sleep Dealer' Has Been Re-released Digitally

‘Sleep Dealer’ Has Been Re-released Digitally

by Aura Bogado on July 7 2014, 2:43PM

Alex Rivera’s sci-fi film about drones and migrant labor is now available online.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Yasiin Bey is Working on a Prequel to a Classic Quentin Tarantino Film Play

Yasiin Bey is Working on a Prequel to a Classic Quentin Tarantino Film

by Jamilah King on June 27 2014, 10:00AM

Watch the trailer.

Topics: Culture

Spike Lee's Throwing a Bed-Stuy Block Party to Celebrate 'Do the Right Thing'

Spike Lee’s Throwing a Bed-Stuy Block Party to Celebrate ‘Do the Right Thing’

by Jamilah King on June 26 2014, 3:14PM

It’s going down on Saturday!

Topics: Culture

Film Adaptation of Edwidge Danticat's 'Caroline's Wedding' in Works Play

Film Adaptation of Edwidge Danticat’s ‘Caroline’s Wedding’ in Works

by Jamilah King on May 23 2014, 2:13PM

The project is still in its development phase.

Topics: Culture

'Half of a Yellow Sun,' 'Belle' Set for Big Opening Weekends

‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ ‘Belle’ Set for Big Opening Weekends

by Jamilah King on May 9 2014, 2:33PM

The films may be coming to a city near you.

Topics: Culture

Watch Novelist Richard Wright Act in 1951 Film 'Native Son'

Watch Novelist Richard Wright Act in 1951 Film ‘Native Son’

by Jamilah King on April 30 2014, 11:42AM

Rare footage from an early black film.

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New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of Play

New Documentary Celebrates 20 Years of “Illmatic”

by Jamilah King on April 23 2014, 7:00AM

The two men behind a new film about Nas’ classic debut album talk about the community that made it happen.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Nas Premieres 'Time is Illmatic' With Live Performance at Tribeca Play

Nas Premieres ‘Time is Illmatic’ With Live Performance at Tribeca

by Jamilah King on April 17 2014, 2:12PM

The film, written by Erik Parker and directed by One9, chronicles the making of Nas’s historic debut album just in time for its 20th anniversary.

Topics: Culture

RZA: Gentrification Is 'Just the Natural Process in America'

RZA: Gentrification Is ‘Just the Natural Process in America’

by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 10:56AM

But we have more control over America’s fair housing crisis than we think.

Topics: Culture

Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers Infographic

Infographic: Yes, Hollywood Is Still an Unequal Place for Black Filmmakers

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 2:34PM

African-Americans’ buying power tops $1 billion, but the film industry doesn’t reflect that reality.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

Lupita Nyong’o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

by Jamilah King on April 14 2014, 11:02AM

The star didn’t win at the MTV Movie Awards, but it didn’t matter.

Topics: Culture

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