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Interview: Tessa Thompson Talks Emotionally Charged Scenes in 'Selma,' Becoming an Indie Poster Child w/'Dear White People,' & More

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • July 24, 2014 5:41 PM
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Tessa Thompson
It's a busy time for Tessa Thompson, who appears in two much-discussed films being released later this year, Ava DuVernay's sweeping Civil Rights drama, "Selma," and Justin Simien's highly anticipated racial satire "Dear White People."

BET Moves Premiere Date for Ava DuVernay's Sundance Winning Drama 'Middle of Nowhere' to August

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 21, 2014 5:12 PM
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Its BET premiere on August 2 will mark its first ancillary release since its 2012 theatrical run, which should be music to the ears of many of you who still haven't seen the acclaimed drama.

David Oyelowo is an Englishman in New York in Award-Nominated Fashion Short Film '206' (Watch)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2014 11:57 AM
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The voice-over you hear him speak are lyrics from Sting's "Englishman In New York" - a song from his 1987 album "...Nothing Like the Sun."

Another Black Actor Joins The Cast Of 'Star Wars Episode VII'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 6, 2014 6:17 PM
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With John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo's rumored involvement, and now Crystal Clarke's casting, this could be the *blackest* "Star Wars" ever.

Before They Became Hollywood Stars - Watch Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo in 'Small Island'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2014 10:42 AM
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The 2-part mini-series spotlights the conflicts of two cultures thrown together after a terrible war, but also the kindness and strength people can show to each other.

Paramount Sets Xmas Day Limited Release for Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Before Nationwide Roll-out (Oscar-Qualifying Run?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2014 1:53 PM
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Telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic voting rights struggle, the film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.

Niecy Nash Signs Up To Play Richie Jean Jackson In Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 4, 2014 10:25 AM
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Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' adds Niecy Nash to cast

Showtime Picks Up David Oyelowo's War-Torture Drama/Thriller 'Complicit' For USA Audiences

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 19, 2014 12:35 PM
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Showtime Picks Up David Oyelowo's War-Torture Drama/Thriller 'Complicit' For USA Audiences

David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris Will Star In Indie Drama 'Five Nights In Maine'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2014 4:41 PM
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David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris Will Star In Indie Drama 'Five Nights In Maine'

A State Of Disarray In Exclusive First-Look Photo From David Oyelowo Drama 'Nightingale'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2014 11:24 AM
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A State Of Disarray In Exclusive First-Look Photo From David Oyelowo Drama 'Nightingale'