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'Lucy' and the Absence of the Black Race in Origin of Humanity Theories

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • July 28, 2014 11:49 AM
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Why do so many White filmmakers avoid the subject of race in science-fiction films that explore the creation of the world, humanity and/or the universe?

The Curious Case Of Hattie McDaniel's Missing Oscar...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2014 12:01 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The award has been missing for decades and its whereabouts are still unknown

'50 Shades of... Black'? On the Novel's Film Adaptation w/ Black Leads... (First Trailer)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 24, 2014 11:01 AM
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  • 7 Comments
I thought it would be interesting to broach the popular novel adaptation in an effort to reflect and ponder upon how this cultural “phenomenon” could translate as a film starring black Americans.

Will You Join The Boycott 'Exodus' Movement? (Or You Don't Care)

  • By Sergio
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  • July 20, 2014 3:50 PM
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  • 74 Comments
People are getting upset over the casting in Ridley Scott's upcoming 'Exodus' movie, and are planning to boycott the film? Will you be joining them?

Deceased Brown Bodies Unceremoniously Displayed on Our Screens...

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • July 18, 2014 6:09 PM
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The recent deaths of the Palestinian children on the beach in Gaza was horrific. Their deaths deserve an elegy and a memoriam that focuses all of our minds and hearts on peace.

O.J. Simpson Almost Played The Terminator in the 1984 Sci-Fi Classic (Did You Know?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2014 5:25 PM
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Needless to say, the notion of casting Simpson didn't go any further than that, with Medavoy adding, "I don’t think we went beyond the idea... Jim [Cameron] didn’t like the idea at all."

Casting Call for N.W.A. Biopic Underlines Film Industry's Age-Old "Colorism" Problem

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2014 12:23 PM
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  • 56 Comments
Business as usual, or an isolated case?

As Thor Becomes a Woman, Marvel Announces a New Captain American as a Black Man

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2014 10:05 AM
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  • 21 Comments
So with this news, the next obvious question is whether this comic book transition will also happen on the big screen at some point in the near or distant future.

The 100 Greatest Quotes From 'The Wire' (What's Missing?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 15, 2014 11:28 AM
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I'm surprised "Omar coming" isn't included. I hear that repeated more often than any other line from the series.

The Devil’s Eye Syndrome: Creative Jealousy Against the Black Independent Filmmaker

  • By Andre Seewood
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  • July 14, 2014 2:50 PM
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  • 40 Comments
What really happens to a dream deferred is that it returns as jealousy against others trying to be heard.