Even if you’re Thandie Newton, it’s hard to find work in the U.K. as a black actor. She specifically cites the abundance of period dramas that inherently shut out people of color.
Compared to last year’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a sea of whiteness, this year’s event was still a sea of whiteness, but with a few notable additions, Matt Damon-approved.
In a scene from John M. Stahl’s 1934 film Imitation of Life, a fair-skinned girl named Peola sits in a classroom, listening to her teacher read Little Women. Upon seeing her mother Delilah—a black housekeeper played by actress Louise Beavers—enter the room in search of her, Peola conceals her face with a book. “I’m…
Many of the films and TV shows that held our attention this year were centered around the black experience. Barry Jenkins’s elegant depiction of a black man’s love in Moonlight earned due praise, and several other prominent titles told black American stories: Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving. On television, the subtle…
When the teaser trailer for director Zhang Yimou’s new movie The Great Wall was released in late July, it stirred the controversy pot into a frothy boil that has spilled over onto Matt Damon’s complacency.
The Birth of a Nation failed to hit its desired $10 million mark at the box office this past weekend.
In a recent interview, director Tim Burton had some fun things to say about why his upcoming children’s movie has a mostly white cast.
In The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story, queens and close buds Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay discussed their upcoming work collaborations and I bet you’ll never guess what else they talked about. Guess.
In any discussions about diversity, people of color tend to bear the burden of the conversation when it should be the other way around. Black-ish creator and writer Kenya Barris was openly perturbed about this issue during a recent panel.
Ava DuVernay, director of Selma and the forthcoming television series Queen Sugar is now the first woman of color to direct a $100 million movie with the upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time.
After four seasons, the latest of which was stained with criticism, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s HBO series Project Greenlight has been canceled.
The Oprah Winfrey Network has released the trailer for it’s new television series Queen Sugar. The show is executive produced by Oprah, Melissa Carter and Ava DuVernay, who also directed the first two episodes of the season.
In a live interview at the BuzzFeed office today, Stephen Colbert attempted to explain why he only employs two women and exactly zero people of color on his writing staff with a rambling and not all-too convincing monologue.
A producer for the U.S. adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell is trying to skate out of whitewashing controversy by describing the film as “international.” “I don’t think it was just a Japanese story,” he says.
The ACLU is pushing for a bill that would provide tax relief to TV shows in New York for employing women and people of color as writers and directors.
Donald Glover is the latest actor to sign on for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, alongside Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zendaya. Sorry, he’s not playing Spider-Man, though.
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None managed to pull off what Hollywood considers a miraculous task: a successful show featuring a cast and crew that reflects the real world. Aziz used his Peabody Awards speech on Saturday to take a few shots at the establishment on the issue of diversity.
The new president of CBS entertainment is doing some damage control regarding the network’s new slate of shows, which skew heavily white and male.
The blazing circus tent fire that has become the upcoming Nina Simone biopic will hopefully go down in history for teaching us a number of valuable lessons, like don’t put anyone in anything that might even resemble blackface. Perhaps the clearest takeaway, however, is the importance of those of us who are not…