Tag: Movies

Black Women Boycotting 'Black Panther' Is Just a Rumor

The highly anticipatedMarvel Studiosfilm “Black Panther” will debut in theaters across the country next month and Black women will indeed be in attendance, despite what you may have heard. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film’s all-star cast includes Chadwick Boseman as lead character “T’Challa,” Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai…

Hollywood Not a Man Not White Don't Bother.

If one wants to build the prototypical Hollywood film, you would start with a white, heterosexual, able-bodied male lead, a new study confirms. The study, conducted by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, shows that the gender…

The Part of Hollywood That Gets It

By Chris Hoenig The face of Hollywood is changing: Movies are casting increasingly diverse characters, the Oscars are rewarding their work and Vanity Fair included a record number of Blacks on the cover of its Hollywood Issue this year (six out of the 12 actors and actresses). But there’s one…

Zoe Saldana: Too Light-Skinned to Play Nina Simone

Directors of the upcoming biopic of Black jazz singer Nina Simone created a stir in the Black online community when they cast biracial actress Zoe Saldana. There are people who are offended about this choice. While some would argue that “Black is Black,” many more are raising aprotestagainst “whitewashing,” a…

Why All the Racist Comments on Black Actors in 'The Hunger Games'

Despite a record-breaking $155-million opening box-office weekend, hit movie “The Hunger Games” wasn’t a hit with all fans. The film’s release last weekend was followed by increasing numbers of negative tweets and comments among social-media users. The basis for the controversy Three important charactersRue (Amandla Stenberg), Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi) and…