A Magical Experience With Oprah Winfrey and the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

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In 1951 at only 31 years old, Henrietta Lacks died from cervical cancer. Prior to her passing and without her knowledge, Johns Hopkins Hospital collected her cells, erased her name and titled them, HeLa. Those cells were immortal. They were… Continue Reading

Interview: Justin Simien, Logan Browning & Brandon P. Bell On ‘Dear White People,’ the Series Concept & How Election Night Changed Everything

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The highly anticipated film-turned-series, “Dear White People” is finally set to hit Netflix at the end of the month. The series, which follows Sam White (Logan Browning) and the other Black students at the fictional Ivy League Winchester University, is… Continue Reading

We Spoke to Director Sam Pollard About His PBS Documentary ‘The Talk – Race in America’ Which Premieres Tonight, Feb. 20

Sam Pollard, director and supervising producer, "The Talk – Race in America" (Credit: © LaMont Hamilton Photographic Imaging)

Since our journey began in this country, parents of Black and brown children have had very frank and often chilling conversations with their offspring about encounters and interactions with law enforcement. While many police officers honor their code; others wield… Continue Reading

This 1984 Two-Hour Conversation with Filmmaker Kathleen Collins Will Make You Wonder What Other Great Art She Would’ve Made

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There’s no need to tell you that there have always been independent black filmmakers, long before Spike Lee burst upon the scene in the mid-1980’s; too many to mention just a few. But one significant name, who, until recently, had been… Continue Reading

Chatting w/ Orlando Jones & Director Kevin Hooks About BET’s ‘Madiba’ & Uncovering Nelson Mandela (Premieres Tonight)

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There have been many films and documentaries about Anti-Apartheid leader and South African President Nelson Mandela’s expansive life. However with BET’s EPIC three-part miniseries, “Madiba,” viewers will finally get a comprehensive and personal story of the man who became a… Continue Reading