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Film,Television,Interviews

Akira Akbar Talks Becoming Young Beth On 'This Is Us' And Monica Rambeau In 'Captain Marvel'

For generations, Black women in Hollywood have labored both in front of and behind the camera to widen the lane for Black talent. They've fought to make sure that future generations would have a path where they could soar. Though there is much more work to be done, we are finally beginning to see the fruits of that labor as a new crop of mega-talent faces rise and take their place on...

Interviews,Film

Director Yoruba Richen Unpacks the REAL History of 'The Negro Motorist Green Book' In The Doc 'Green Book: Guide to Freedom'

Much has been said about the contentious Academy Award-winning film, Green Book. The feature film is based on the alleged friendship of Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) —a world-renowned Black queer musician and his driver —a white man named Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen). Shadow And Act called Green Book a "white savior film," and some of Dr. Shirley’s family members have spoken out...

Film,Interviews

'Eve's Bayou' 22 Years Later: Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons Reflects On Her Classic Film

Black girls often get erased in Hollywood. There have been few instances like Spike Lee’s 1994 film Crooklyn or the forthcoming Marsai Martin-produced movie, Little that have centered Black girls. With her 1997 directional debut, Eve's Bayou filmmaker Kasi Lemmons blew the lid off of a new type of storytelling by honing in on the perspective of a young Black girl. Set in lavish...

Interviews,Television

Russell Hornsby On 'Proven Innocent' And Playing Characters With Depth: 'I Don’t Want To Be The Actor Who Just Entertains'

The American judicial system is broken. Its foundation has never been sustainable, and as a result, people often fall through the cracks and are left to waste away in prison cells. Luckily, as technology has advanced, justice groups have been able to use new forms of evidence to get convictions overturned, setting some who have been wrongfully convicted free. In the new Fox drama,...

Interviews,Film

'Moonlight' Scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney Tackles NBA Exploitation Of Black Athletes In Netflix Film 'High Flying Bird'

Written by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Best Screenplay, Moonlight) and directed by Steven Soderbergh (entirely on the iPhone) — Netflix’s High Flying Bird is a film about the business of professional basketball, but it’s also a film about race. Exploring themes and elements from Professor Harry Edwards’ 1969 text, The Revolt of the Black Athlete— High Flying Bird follows Ray...