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“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

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Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t fear being black because “negritude” sells. “Don’t be afraid to be black” Singleton told the…

Louis Farrakhan talks about increases in gun purchases in the US

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Minister Louis Farrakhan about the film, “Django Unchained.”  In the video, Min. Farrakhan says that the film could increase racial tension and possibly cause a race war.  He also says that the country is facing the threat of instability, since there are now more guns than people in the United States. This leads to the question:  What do you think of Louis…

Samuel L. Jackson Black History Month speech

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson spoke to students at the Black History Assembly Feb. 5 about his willingness to play any role including the villainous Stephen in “Django Unchained” as long as the character he portrays is as “honest to the story as possible.”       [leadplayer_vid id=”5334BE629EFAA”]  

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

Tyler Perry’s ‘Peeples’ Does Horribly at the Box Office

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Tyler Perry seemed like the director where everything he touched turned to gold. But that seems to just be everything he touches while wearing a dress.  His new film, “Peeples” didn’t do so well at the box office, hauling in a flimsy $4.8 million for the opening weekend.  This was far below the expectations for the film, which may not be a money maker for the super wealthy Mr. Perry….

Will Smith Reveals Why He Passed On Django

Will Smith Reveals Why He Passed On Django

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Most folks may know Will Smith was originally pegged to play the role of vengeful slave Django in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, but he turned it down. The actor’s initial reasoning for declining was the good ole “scheduling conflict.” Smith, however, recently revealed that he passed on the flick because: “Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be the lead. The other character was the lead!…

Will Smith Finally Reveals Why He Turned Down Django Unchained: ‘I Needed to be the Lead’

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Will Smith is finally speaking openly on why he turned down the starring role in DJango Unchanined, leaving the role open for Jamie Foxx. It was widely reported that Smith read the script, discussed it with Tarantino, but turned it down. Until now, however, no one knew exactly what conversations Smith had with Tarantino or why he chose not to take the part. In a previous interview with Empire magazine,…

A new movie titled "Fruitvale" highlights the life of Oscar Grant leading up to the day he was tragically killed by an officer.

New Film Seeks to Humanize Homicide Victim Oscar Grant

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The slaying of young black men has sadly become a common occurrence in our society. Far too often there are black men in the news because the hands of a man holding a gun have taken their lives away. One homicide that acquired national notoriety was the death of Oscar Grant, a young Bay Area resident that was shot in his back while handcuffed by the local BART police unit….

Was this the Biggest Fashion Fail Ever for Kerry Washington?

Was this the Biggest Fashion Fail Ever for Kerry Washington?

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People are saying that while Kerry Washington was a hit with the film “Django Unchained,” her fashion taste has been less-than stellar.  The star’s latest outfit has been the talk of Hollywood, and has the fashion world buzzing.  What do you think?  Kerry Washington is a true style star. The “Scandal” actress is nearly flawless whenever she steps out. However, her latest ensemble has us a bit puzzled. On Thursday at a…

Django Unchained Hits an Impressive Third Place in its Opening Weekend

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Christmas week tends to be a competitive hot bed for Hollywood activity. There are more movie-goers up for grabs, but it’s always much tougher to land that number one spot.  The top film for the weekend was Peter Jackson and Warner’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which has been number one for three straight weeks. Coming up strong against The Hobbit are Django Unchained and Universal’s Les Miserables.  This was a strong week for the box…

Asa Lovechild:  Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

Asa Lovechild: Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

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The new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” is getting rave reviews.  One person who loves the film is Asa Lovechild, who says that the film was very well done and entirely respectful of African Americans.  In the interview below. Asa breaks down her perception of the film and talks about why Spike Lee was probably wrong in his criticism.

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

Critics Say Jamie Foxx’s New Movie Is Too Racist

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Director Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, which will open on Christmas Day, focuses on the partnership between a former slave who becomes a bounty hunter who enjoys killing white people in his pursuit for his captured wife. A screening of the film on Tuesday led to reviews that warn of extreme violence and excessive cursing. ‘Quite naturally, given the historical setting, the N-word gets a heavy workout, by whites…

Asa Lovechild:Jamie Foxx Will Play Villain In Spidey Sequel

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Entertainment Tonight has confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be starring in the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, as Electro. Foxx told ET’s Nancy O’Ddell, “I met with the director, Mark Webb, I met with Andrew Garfield, and we talked. … I think Electro will be an exciting character to play because he’s a … genius electrician-type person, and he gets the short end of the stick from the whole world,…