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A Possibly Whitewashed James Brown Film Pulls in $14 Million at the Box Office

A Possibly Whitewashed James Brown Film Pulls in $14 Million at the Box Office

by Jamilah King on August 4 2014, 10:11AM

“Our entire history has been given over to white writers,” says one black screenwriter.

Topics: Culture

Will the James Brown Biopic Truly Capture the Godfather of Soul?

Will the James Brown Biopic Truly Capture the Godfather of Soul?

by Jamilah King on August 1 2014, 7:00AM

The new James Brown film is one of a handful that revisit the legacies of pioneering African-American musicians. But will their political legacies be sanitized in the process?

Topics: Arts & Culture

Actor James Shigeta and Hollywood's 'Stigma of Asian Leading Men'

Actor James Shigeta and Hollywood’s ‘Stigma of Asian Leading Men’

by Jamilah King on July 31 2014, 11:26AM

It’s still strong.

Topics: Culture

Infographic: Only 8 Percent of Sci-Fi Films Feature Protagonists of Color Infographic

Infographic: Only 8 Percent of Sci-Fi Films Feature Protagonists of Color

by Jamilah King on July 30 2014, 11:39AM

Sci-fi and fantasy blockbusters are still overwhelmingly white and male.

Topics: Culture

Actress Emily Rios Talks About Coming Out to Her Mexican Family

Actress Emily Rios Talks About Coming Out to Her Mexican Family

by Jamilah King on July 24 2014, 10:31AM

The actress says she’s proud to take on queer roles.

Topics: Culture

Casting Call for 'Straight Outta Compton' Biopic is Really Racist

Casting Call for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Biopic is Really Racist

by Jamilah King on July 17 2014, 11:48AM

This is how bad films are made.

Topics: Culture

Video: Black Women Run Hollywood Play

Video: Black Women Run Hollywood

by Jamilah King on June 16 2014, 1:49PM

Alfre Wooodard explains the secret.

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

Victoria Rowell: 'Not One Black Exec' on the 'Young and the Restless'

Victoria Rowell: ‘Not One Black Exec’ on the ‘Young and the Restless’

by Jamilah King on March 27 2014, 2:33PM

Daytime TV gets a reality check from one of its biggest black stars.

Topics: Culture

This 'Royals' Parody Takes Aim at Race and Hollywood Typecasting Play

This ‘Royals’ Parody Takes Aim at Race and Hollywood Typecasting

by Jamilah King on March 26 2014, 11:01AM

What’s it like to be an actress of color in Hollywood? Probably not that great.

Topics: Culture

Lupita Nyong'o Makes Good on Oscar Win With Star Wars Bid

Lupita Nyong’o Makes Good on Oscar Win With Star Wars Bid

by Jamilah King on March 18 2014, 12:10PM

Dee Locket over at Slate explains why Nyong’o may be more than Hollywood’s latest “It” girl.

Topics: Culture

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

This Is Not Laurence Fishburne

by Jamilah King on February 10 2014, 4:02PM

But don’t tell that to KTLA reporter Sam Rubin.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood's Racism

Iranian-American Actress Gets Fed Up With Hollywood’s Racism

by Jamilah King on January 23 2014, 2:00PM

So she decides to do something about it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

TV's (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

TV’s (Slowly) Widening Race Lens

by Teresa Wiltz on December 20 2013, 7:00AM

2013’s a reminder that TV has never been better. It’s even getting a little better on race. A little.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Best Man Holiday Did Way Better Than Analysts Expected

The Best Man Holiday Did Way Better Than Analysts Expected

by Jamilah King on November 18 2013, 12:55PM

Fourteen years after the original hit theaters, the sequel to Malcolm Lee’s 1999 film “The Best Man” made a big splash at the box office.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 2:35PM

And even though everyone already knew, it’s still a big deal.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Lee Daniels Won't Answer Question About Being Black, Gay: 'I Want to Work'

Lee Daniels Won’t Answer Question About Being Black, Gay: ‘I Want to Work’

by Jamilah King on September 24 2013, 7:43AM

The director’s silence speaks volumes about the challenges facing openly gay black Hollywood filmmakers.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing 'The Lone Ranger'

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Marketing ‘The Lone Ranger’

by Aura Bogado on July 3 2013, 8:45AM

The Disney blockbuster provides an opportunity for appropriation—and conversation.

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Oscars Academy Just Added A Lot More Color

The Oscars Academy Just Added A Lot More Color

by Jamilah King on July 1 2013, 10:25AM

276 people were invited to join one of Hollywood’s most exclusive clubs.

Topics: /NOW

Ava DuVernay: Black Film's Big Year Fueled by Indie Movement

Ava DuVernay: Black Film’s Big Year Fueled by Indie Movement

by Jamilah King on June 3 2013, 11:21AM

Years of carefully cultivating black talent is leading to a big year at the box office.

Topics: 'Fruitvale Station', /NOW

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