SHONDA RHIMES IS READY TO “OWN HER S***”: THE GAME-CHANGING SHOWRUNNER ON LEAVING ABC, “CULTURE SHOCK” AT NETFLIX AND OVERCOMING HER FEARS. by Lacey Rose October 21, 2020 Three years into her […]
ANTEBELLUM ISN’T JUST BAD —IT’S VILE. To make a point about the evils of white supremacy, the film subjects its Black characters to unceasing brutality. Antebellum is the kind of film […]
THANDIE NEWTON: “MAEVE’S NUDITY WAS THE GREATEST FORM OF PROTEST”. It may come as a surprise, but Thandie Newton never knew much about the global superstar who is Michael Jordan before lockdown. […]
KENDRICK SAMPSON ON HIS RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF LIBERATION. Shortly after arriving, at the age of 18, in Hollywood from his hometown of Houston, Texas, Kendrick Sampson joined the Robey Theatre […]
JEREMY TARDY EXITS DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, ACCUSES STUDIO OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION. Actor Jeremy Tardy will not return to Dear White People for its upcoming fourth and final season, citing his experience with studio […]
THE OSCARS’ NEW INCLUSION STANDARDS DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH. On September 9, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a new set of standards that, as of 2024, films must […]
MAYA RUDOLPH REACTS TO KAMALA HARRIS BEING NAMED BIDEN’S RUNNING MATE: ‘OH S–T’. Rudolph’s portrayal of Harris on the long-running sketch comedy series (Saturday Night Live) earned her an Emmy nomination for […]
H.P. LOVECRAFT WAS A VIRULENT RACIST. HOW ‘LOVEC RAFT COUNTRY’ CONFRONTS HIS LEGACY. In the new HBO series “Lovecraft Country,” a young Black Korean War veteran named Atticus “Tic” Freeman (Jonathan Majors) […]
HBO’S LOVECRAFT COUNTRY REVIEW: RACIAL COMMENTARY MEETS WITCHES AND VAMPIRES. Lovecraft Country is tough to categorize. The new HBO drama, which debuts Aug. 16, is set in the racially segregated […]
WHAT TO STREAM: “THE WELL,” A DARING DRAMA ABOUT A RACE RIOT IN A SMALL TOWN. Oscar nominations, as history has shown, are hardly a guarantee of a movie’s merits—but, […]
RIVERSDALE’S BENADETTE BECK ON HOW THE SHOW FAILS ITS BLACK CHARACTERS. In light of the recent movement for Black lives, many Hollywood stars have come forward to share their experiences […]
EMMY NOMINATIONS 2020: HOW DIVERSITY FARED IN THIS YEAR OF RACIAL RECKONING. Actors of color broke through—but the real test is how many of them actually win this year.
HOLLYWOOD’S IDENTITY CRISIS: ACTORS, WRITERS AND PRODUCERS WARN OF ‘REVERSE RACISM’ IN THE FILM INDUSTRY WHICH HAS CREATED A ‘TOXIC CLIMATE’ FOR ANYONE WHO IS A WHITE, MIDDLE-AGE MAN.
TERRY CREWS HAS TENSE EXCHANGE WITH CNN’S DON LEMON ON BLACK LIVES MATTER. Crews has faced criticism for some of his recent comments about the movement. Last month, he tweeted […]
BLACK REPRESENTATION IN HOLLYWOOD: IS THE INDUSTRY FINALLY LISTENING? “Former “Glee” star Amber Riley remembers the time early in her career when a producer told her that she and other […]