The 2014 Academy Awards aired (March 2) last night and newcomer Lupita Nyong’o took home their first Oscar nominations in her short career. But, it is also was a big first for Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American and third woman to hold the President position in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. It […]

While we definitely honor and acknowledge black history all year round, February 1st marks the official start of Black History Month – a time of year where we pay homage to notable past, present and future black history makers. We are all taught about African-American history throughout our schools, jobs and even our everyday lives […]

Last year was supposed to be a banner film for Black filmmakers. Fruitvale Station, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave were released and their…

After Oprah and Lupita Nyong’o’s critically acclaimed performances  in “The Butler” and “12 Years A Slave,” respectively, we know we’ll be seeing their faces across screens everywhere. But, it looks like the fashion gods are paying attention too. W Magazine released their February issues this week and two fabulous brown beauties are looking back at […]

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 […]

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 […]

My disdain for “Black films” that boast White heroes hit its arch circa “The Help.” Though Viola Davis, wigless, in her corn rolls and sweaty dark brown skin, poignantly contributed the substance to the pages of Mississippi’s most scandalous literature at the time, she was given the opportunity by Skeeter–an ambitious blonde who rather read […]

The Waldorf Astoria in NYC welcomed journalists, reports and bloggers for an intimate conversation with the director–Lee Daniels (“Precious”)– of “The Butler” and the thespians of what is being hailed the best film of 2013. We (the press) gathered on the 18th floor and were served breakfast and greeted by friendly staffers.  The press conference […]

“Everything you are, and everything you have, is because of that butler.’ Check out the trailer for Lee Daniels’ new film The Butler starring Forest Whitaker as Eugene Allen, who served eight presidents as the White House’s head butler. The film has an ensemble cast that includes Oprah Winfrey along with Cuba Gooding Jr., David […]