The Shaft franchise been black AF.
What do you see when you look at black boys?
There are few things more difficult to watch than the abuse, mistreatment and manipulation of innocent young black and brown people.
Halle Berry’s BEEN Hollywood. At 50-something years old, the woman is still #Goals.
The John Wick franchise is like a wet dream for lovers of action-adventure films. Director Chad Stahelski has built a world with umpteen highly choreographed fight scenes (I’d hate to be a stunt person in the film), a semi-solid storyline, guns and gallons of blood.
The queen Alfre Woodard has played a host of iconic moms on the big screen. But the Emmy Award winner says being a real-life mom is the role of a lifetime.
Lorraine Toussaint is an actor, writer and producer. But being a mother is a responsibility that is unmatched.
What does it mean to take charge?
Salt-N-Pepa is the stuff of legend: They’ve got hits. They’ve won a Grammy award. Heck, even the Queen, Beyoncé, paid homage to them for Halloween. But, is their game dominoes or Spades?
Aretha Franklin was a national treasure. A gift. An icon. When Aretha Franklin passed, the world unequivocally lost one of the best voices of all time.
One thing’s for sure: Will “Power” Packer, producer and founder of Will Packer Productions, has got his foot on Hollywood’s neck.
Richard Wright’s Native Son has been resurrected. This time, HBO brought the novel to life with some of your faves: Sanaa Lathan, Ashton Sanders and Kiki Layne.
Actor Lorraine Toussaint got a call from director Julie Taymor, who was working on a biopic, The Glorias: A Life on the Road. The forthcoming film is centered around the life of famed activist Gloria Steinem, and Taymor was clear that she wanted Toussaint to be involved.
New York Times Magazine staff writer Nikole Hannah-Jones considers Ida B. Wells her spiritual grandmother.
Reparations for slavery is one of the hottest political topics on the 2020 campaign trail. But, who wants them? Who gets them? And why are they important?
It takes a queen to teach a queen.
Stephanie Mills has got opinions. Lots of ‘em.
Who said that life ends after giving birth? And furthermore, why are adult children so damned ungrateful to their mothers in the first place?
“To be a black ballerina today ... is extremely difficult. So I cannot imagine what it was like for Raven in the 1950s,” said Misty Copeland when reflecting on her friend, mentor and shero, Raven Wilkinson.
“The first message that I honestly remember receiving about my hair was that it was hard to manage,” singer-songwriter Kelly Rowland told The Root.