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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 ...
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Former “Undercovers” Star Is “Belle” Of The Ball

It’s an enchanting love story inspired by the real life of a biracial woman named Dido Elizabeth Belle, who lived during the British slave trade era and was a woman of prestige. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by ...
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Academy Awards: Black Actors Presenting On Hollywood’s Biggest Night

As the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the complete lineup of stars who will present and multiple actors of color have been announced. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg and Sidney ...
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Full Coverage: Vanity Fair Gets Diverse For Hollywood Issue

In 2010, I wrote an open letter in my former column at AOL Black Voices to Vanity Fair harshly criticizing them for their lack of diversity. At the time, the famed glossy had unveiled its 16th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood ...
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Alfre Woodard: Powerful Performance In “12 Years A Slave”

Sometimes less is more and in “12 Years a Slave,” veteran actress Alfre Woodard has a small, yet powerful, role! In the critically-acclaimed Steve McQueen drama, Woodard plays Mistress Harriet Shaw, who is married to a slave master. The four-time ...
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Breakout Star: Lupita Nyong’o Shines In “12 Years A Slave”

Lupita Nyong’o is the Hollywood fresh face with a breakout role in the critically acclaimed film, “12 Years a Slave.” The Kenyan-bred talent was fresh out of the Yale School of Drama when she landed the part of Patsey in ...
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Big Box Office: “12 Years A Slave” Opens Huge In ...

Fox Searchlight’s critically acclaimed film “12 Years A Slave” had a huge first weekend at the box office this past weekend in limited release. The film, which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup as a free black man from upstate ...