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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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  • 57 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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  • 23 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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  • 10 Comments
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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  • 44 Comments
What really happens to a dream deferred is that it returns as jealousy against others trying to be heard.

Disrupting Lazy Racism in the Media

  • By Tanya Steele
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  • July 10, 2014 4:30 PM
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  • 37 Comments
I interact with White content creators. I interact with Black content creators. Both have a responsibility to DO BETTER

"Will Hollywood Let Negroes Make Love?" - A Trip Down Memory Lane; But What's Really Changed?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2014 2:49 PM
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  • 23 Comments
Is there still very much a suppression of *black sexuality* in mainstream cinema?

Was There a Black 'Star Wars?' 3-Part *Documentary* Investigates...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2014 6:02 PM
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  • 2 Comments
If you’ve watched Cheryl Dunye’s "Watermelon Woman," for example, you’ll have your answer.

What Happened to 'Soul Man' - The 'Blade Runner' Meets Blaxploitation Film Aimed for a 2014 Release?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 7, 2014 1:41 PM
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  • 7 Comments
My guess is that the project is dead, or in limbo. They probably weren't able to raise the funds. After all, $48.5 million is a lot of cash for what financiers would probably consider a "risk" investment.

Adapting Octavia Butler - The Opening Scene from the 'Xenogenesis' Trilogy

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2014 4:28 PM
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  • 6 Comments
It's not the greatest 5-minutes ever captured on film, but I appreciate the effort

Nick Cannon as Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels' Biopic? The Actor All But Confirms His Attachment

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 3, 2014 11:46 AM
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  • 8 Comments
Cannon initially stirred up rumors of his involvement, via his Instagram page earlier this week (sharing several photos of Richard Pryor solo, as well as the one at the top of this post, comparing his look with Pryors).