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The 1st Movie That Made You Laugh? Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey Share Theirs. Yours?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 26, 2014 11:06 AM
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In each episode of QUESTIONS, a different group of filmmakers answer a single question asked by the Academy.

Which Black, Female Filmmaker Should Direct 'Americanah?'

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • August 25, 2014 3:03 PM
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I think it goes without saying that the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s "Americanah," should be directed by a woman, but more specifically a black woman.

Watch 'Inside Africa's' Trip to Kenya to Explore "The Lupita Nyong'o Effect" on the Country's Film Industry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 25, 2014 12:25 PM
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“You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president posted on Twitter the day Lupita won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in '12 Years a Slave.'

CNN's 'Inside Africa' Program Travels to Kenya to Explore "The Lupita Effect" on the Country's Film Industry

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2014 11:11 AM
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“You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president posted on Twitter the day Lupita won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in '12 Years a Slave.'

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.

Watch Lupita Nyong'o & 6 Friends Get Together for a New York Braiding Party in Mini Doc Portrait

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2014 1:30 PM
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We really hope the acting thing works out too. But it's good to know she has something to fall back on! #Chuckles

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will Play a Boxing Promoter in Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 27, 2014 1:37 PM
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Yay - another film about a distressed white fighter making a comeback.

Lupita Nyong'o, Bradford Young, Barkhad Abdi, Others Are 2014 Academy Membership Invitees

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 26, 2014 3:42 PM
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Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014.

Page to Screen Possibilities for Lupita Nyong'o's Adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah'

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • June 9, 2014 11:11 AM
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With the recent news that Lupita Nyong'o has optioned the novel to adapt for the screen, one question is already off the table: Who would play Ifemelu?

Lupita Nyong’o & Brad Pitt Reuniting For 'Americanah' Film Adaptation

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2014 6:22 PM
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D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions are also on board the much anticipation project