Tag: films

WB Is Reportedly Committing to a Black Director for Its Black Superman Film. Let’s Go Up, Up and Away With Our Guesses

Ryan Coogler attends 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 04, 2019; Barry Jenkins attends the IFC Films Spirit Awards Party on February 08, 2020; Regina King attends the 2019 American Music Awards on November 24, 2019. Photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images), Jean Baptiste Lacroix (Getty Images), Rich Fury (Getty Images) Put on your […]

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Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright Face the True Monster in America

What happens when the actual monster gets to dictate the story? Well, that monster gets to be the protagonist, shift any blame elsewhere and name something or someone else “the monster.” Black Americans know that M.O. all too well, as we’re constantly dehumanized and vilified…even when we’re the victim. In Netflix’s upcoming film Monster, that […]

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If You’ve Been Longing for a Four-Hour Documentary About Mike Tyson, Your Prayers Have Finally Been Answered

Image: ABC News Mike Tyson, who—at 54 years old, still somehow talks shit, smokes weed and beats people up for a living—is the subject of a new documentary, courtesy of the fine folks at ABC News. Advertisement The upcoming four-hour doc (yes, you read that correctly) Mike Tyson: The Knockout “will chronicle the former champion’s […]

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NC Man Charged With Defacing MLK Monument With Anti-Semitic Depictions

People visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC on Martin Luther King Day on January 21, 2019. Photo: Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) In the latest edition of how racist AND anti-Semitic can one be, a North Carolina man has been charged with ethnic intimidation after defacing a monument dedicated to Martin Luther […]

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‘Black Americans Built America’: The Cast of Without Remorse on the Complexities of Black Patriotism

Black Americans are constantly struggling with an array of paradoxes—one of which is our sense of “home.” For many of us, America is the only “home” we know—and we all know the reason. As such, America is only “home” in its tangible sense…particularly because we can never fully feel comfortable here. In Tom Clancy’s Without […]

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We Need to Talk About the ‘Conservative Republican’ Who Wrote a Whole Essay About How he Misses White Privilege Disney World

Photo: Viaval Tours (Shutterstock) It’s not very often that I am astonished by the sheer caucasity of white people. I’ve written stories about a white woman claiming to have been called the n-word in school because she has bigger lips than like six other white people; a story about a Republican declaring that the three-fifths […]

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Tennessee Police Officers Won’t be Charged in Shooting Death of Black Teen After Release of Body-Cam Footage

Screenshot: ABC 9 The Knox County District Attorney’s Office has released police body camera footage and other details regarding the shooting death of 17-year-old Anthony J. Thompson Jr. at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tenn., and it has been determined that the officers involved in the shooting will not face criminal charges. It’s an […]

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Louisiana Bus Driver Loses Job Over Racist George Floyd Comment to Black Student Struggling to Breathe Through His Mask

Screenshot: 4WWL In today’s episode of White People Who Fucked Around and Subsequently Found Out, a Louisiana woman went from being a school bus driver to joining the United Wypipo Federation of You Bout to Lose Your Job all because she couldn’t keep her insensitive George Floyd comments in the drafts of her caucasity-filled mind […]

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BAFTAs 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Bukky Bakray, Remi Weekes Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends Toast To The Arts Presented By Remy Martin on March 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California; Bukky Bakray attends the “Rocks” premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on September 05, 2019 in Toronto, Canada; Remi Weekes attends the Netflix “His House” Midnight Premier on January 27, 2020 in Park City, […]

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There’s a ‘Black Movie Test’ Floating Around That’s Too Easy. Here’s a ‘Black Movie Test’ to See If You’re Really Dedicated to the Cause

Screenshot: Harlem Nights (Paramount Pictures) I love the internet. Along with allowing me to order shit off of Amazon and it be at my doorstep before I hit “Place Your Order,” there are also a tremendous number of tests, quizzes and other things to pass the day. Which brings us to the point of today’s […]

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SAG Awards 2021: Daniel Kaluuya, Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Among Winners

Daniel Kaluuya attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Viola Davis at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California; Chadwick Boseman attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California.Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Kevork Djansezian/Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) […]

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Reading Pillows, Westinghouse Curved Gaming Monitor, JACHS NY Sweaters, TomCare Outdoor Accessories, and More

Graphic: Elizabeth Lanier A pair of JVC AE wireless earbuds with running coaching and a set of solar-powered outdoor torches lead Saturday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media G/O Media may get a commission G/O Media may get a commission Did you give up on your new year’s […]

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Warner Bros. Confirms Ava DuVernay’s New Gods ‘Will Not Be Moving Forward’

Ava DuVernay arrives for the 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on January 25, 2020.Photo: Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP (Getty Images) On Thursday, some disappointing news came out of Ava DuVernay’s anticipated project from Warner Bros. film slate. According to The Hollywood Reporter, WB confirmed that it will not be going forward with DuVernay’s […]

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ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Unveil Their Master Plans to Celebrate Black History Always

Image: ESPN Here at The Root, our unofficial motto has always been “Black History Always.” But as part of its commitment to celebrating the Black experience and amplifying a wide variety of Black stories all year long, streaming giants ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ have launched their own Black History Always campaign—because we deserve. Advertisement As […]

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If You’re Black, Every Day Is April Fools

Screenshot: 11Alive While some may claim there is no such thing as “white culture,” I vehemently disagree. Those schooled in the anthropological specialty known as wypipology are keenly aware of the hallmarks of the Caucasian culture, including guitar-based dancing, the affinity for wraparound sunglasses and an addiction to calling the police (known to the ancient […]

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Ryan Coogler, Shaka King and Charles King Talk Judas and the Black Messiah and Its ‘Bittersweet’ History-Making Success

Ryan Coogler at Variety’s Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch Brunch during the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 4, 2019; Shaka King attends the “White Rabbit” and “Lazercism” Premieres during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah; Charles D. King at the MACRO […]

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Y’all Know Godzilla Just Needs to Distract Kong With a White Woman and He Wins, Right?

Image: Warner Bros. Tomorrow, a clash of massive proportions will hit theater and TV screens in the form of Godzilla vs Kong. Now I love watching giant creatures suplex each other through skyscrapers just as much as the next person, but y’all really expect to believe Kong, king of the simps, can take on the […]

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The Mopping, Dirt-Disposing Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ Is a Stellar Housemate

Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ | $650 | Amazon | Clip coupon Cleaning a house overrun by an 8-year-old kid, a giant dog, and two cats sucks under normal circumstances, but especially so when everyone is home all the time—particularly since we have so little spare energy to put towards such things right now. Advertisement By […]

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‘This is What Black people Do’: Family Files Claim Against California School District Over Teacher’s Racist Rant Caught on Zoom

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) In today’s episode of Racists Say the Darndest Things When They Don’t Know They’re Being Recorded, a now-former Palmdale, California, science teacher resigned in January after being caught in the midst of a racist rant because she thought the Zoom meeting she had just attended had ended. Instead, a Black mother […]

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Tacklife Auto Jump Starters & Tire Inflators, Kasa Smart Home Products, Hask Hair Mask Packs, Rowing Machines, and More

Graphic: Elizabeth Lanier A sale on Tacklife auto products and nourishing skin and hair masks lead Saturday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media G/O Media may get a commission Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT G/O Media may get […]

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‘I’ve Become a Bit More Confident in Who I Am’: Issa Rae Talks Life After Insecure for Variety

Photo: Photo: Trotter for Variety If there’s one person whose rise to fame I’ve loved being a witness to, it’s Issa Rae. Advertisement From her creative prowess to her effortless ability to light up a screen with authenticity, style, and natural humor, Issa Rae continues to be a fierce force in the industry—and it doesn’t […]

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Nadria Tucker Discusses ‘Seemingly Out of Nowhere’ Dismissal From Superman & Lois Writers’ Room and WB Investigation

Nadria Tucker (Superman & Lois, Krypton)Photo: Courtesy of Nadria Tucker Nadria Tucker writes for TV. She also wants to make sure her own personal story and truth are told, as well. Advertisement In November 2020, Tucker took to Twitter to announce that her contract as a producer on The CW’s show Superman & Lois had […]

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Nadria Tucker Discusses ‘Seemingly Out of Nowhere’ Dismissal From Superman & Lois Writers’ Room and WB Investigation [Updated]

Nadria Tucker (Superman & Lois, Krypton)Photo: Courtesy of Nadria Tucker Nadria Tucker writes for TV. She also wants to make sure her own personal story and truth are told, as well. Advertisement In November 2020, Tucker took to Twitter to announce that her contract as a producer on The CW’s show Superman & Lois had […]

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Kerrion Franklin’s Mother Comes to Kirk Franklin’s Defense: ‘You Were Not Abandoned’

Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images) Oh, boy. The ongoing feud between gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and his son, Kerrion, has had both saints and aints embroiled in heated discussions centered around what constitutes bad parenting and the need to keep private matters out of the spotlight. Advertisement This past weekend, Kerrion shared a disturbing video […]

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Shows Just How Dirty the Theatrical Cut Did Ray Fisher

Ray Fisher is Victor Stone/Cyborg Photo: Warner Bros. Let me get this out the way right quick: I was not initially on board with Zack Snyder’s Justice League (ZSJL). After being burned by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and feeling sincere heartbreak at how mediocre the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League was, I […]

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Bedtime Stories, Stringer Bell-Style: Idris Elba Announces Multi-Book Deal With HarperCollins Children’s Books

Idris Elba speaks onstage during WE Day UK 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley on March 04, 2020, in London, England. Photo: Gareth Cattermole (Getty Images) It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root He may be a former “Sexiest Man Alive,” but never forget that Idris Elba is for the children. HarperCollins […]

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Exclusive Clip: Shahadi Wright Joseph Plays Ruby, Who Seems Curious to Be ‘Painted White’ Like Them

Them (2021)Screenshot: Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video We know little to nothing about Them, but we don’t trust ‘em. As the recent trailer debut of Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming anthology series has shown us, we have every reason not to. Advertisement Here’s the scoop that we do know so far about Them, via Amazon Prime […]

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