Dear White People Doesn't Have the Answers, and That's the Point

Two years after Justin Simien wrote the first draft of the script, one year after he created a viral trailer that helped him raise $40,000 through Indiegogo to make the film and almost nine months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dear White People has finally hit movie theaters with a considerable… » 10/20/14 4:00pm 10/20/14 4:00pm

Dear White People Is Calling Out the Shitty Way Media Treats Race

Here's your first look at Justin Simien's Dear White People, the Indiegogo-funded comedy about depictions of African Americans in the media as told from the perspective of four black Ivy League students. Based on the trailer and positive reception on the festival circuit, Dear White People is shaping up to be one of… » 6/20/14 6:20pm 6/20/14 6:20pm

Up-and-Comer Lena Waithe Is More Than Just the 'Black Lena Dunham'

There's one particular scene from the pilot presentation for Twenties, a show centered on a twenty-something black woman named Hattie, that's not like anything you've seen on television. A few black women are sitting around at a birthday party, and one, Marie, mentions she needs a pad. Their white friend, Lauren,… » 8/29/13 6:30pm 8/29/13 6:30pm