Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is going to be a hitmaker when he joins the cast of Empire this season. Empire is going to get a little extra sparkle as Forest amps up the star power for season 4, and he’s taking on a crucial role on the show. According to E! News, he’ll be playing a hitmaker […]

The celebrity biopic is hotter than ever these days, with some of the best well-known and upcoming talent showcasing their acting chops in films about legendary subjects. One of the most important and prolific African American figures is revolutionary activist Angela Davis, whose life has been the topic of a big screen adaptation for several […]

It's been announced that Forest Whitaker will be joining the Ryan Coogler-directed project. #BlackStarPower at its finest.

Forest Whitaker is bringing a hush-hush issue that happens at historically Black colleges and universities to the big screen. According to reports, the famed filmmaker is teaming up with Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin to write and direct a new feature film that sheds light on extreme hazing on Black campuses. The drama, titled “Underground,” […]

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards were definitely a night to remember. The best and the brightest in Black Hollywood converged at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to celebrate their accomplishments both on the small and big screen. TV One, the new broadcast partner for the NAACP Image Awards, delivered a smooth and seamless awards show, […]

The 2014 Academy Award nominations were announced today with two prominent Black films, “Fruitvale Station” and “The Butler,” noticeably missing from the ranks. While “12 Years A Slave” dominated nominations, we can’t ignore the Academy’s consistent disregard for Black films (particularly this year) even if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected, Cheryl Boone […]

Just in time for Oscar season, Lee Daniels’ box office hit The Butler is returning for an encore. The drama starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey will come back to theaters for a limited time on December 6th. According to reports, the Weinstein Company is re-releasing the film for those who missed it on the […]

Forest Whitaker has had a banner year with the release of two films: “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station,” the forthcoming holiday flick “Black Nativity” and will continue his stronghold on the box office with “Repentance,” a gritty film that boasts an impressive lineup. Anthony Mackie, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan and Nicole Ari Parker join Whitaker in […]

Forest Whitaker was offered the chance to play President Barack Obama in film, but he turned down the opportunity. During to a recent interview with The Independent, The Butler star said he didn’t feel comfortable playing American’s first Black president because there were  “better suited” candidates. “I was asked if I would play President Obama […]

Lee Daniels’ The Butler has reached a new milestone! According to reports, the drama is the first black film of 2013 to surpass the $100 million sales mark at the box office. In addition, it’s now the first “black film” directed by a black filmmaker to reach the achievement in the last 23 years. “You’d […]

Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and the rest of the all-star cast for Lee Daniels’ The Butler served up some box office success this weekend. The civil-rights drama about the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen nabbed at the top spot with $25 million. According to Forbes, the Weinstein Company “successfully undersold the film’s […]