12 Years A Slave

While we definitely honor and acknowledge black history all year round, February 1st marks the official start of Black History Month – a time of…

Not only did Lupita Nyong’o ace the red carpet at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, she went home with the trophy for Best…

UPDATE: 1/18/14 — 4:47 PM EST A Facebook spokesperson responding to our inquiry into the removal of a post supporting Black films because it “violated…

The celebration for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s first Oscar nomination is a family affair. The 12 Years A Slave star’s younger sister, CNN reporter Zain Asher, shared…

Even though 2013 was a landmark year for Black cinema, it clearly wasn’t reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations.  Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave”…

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…

In 1841, Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. On January 3, 1853, he regained his…

An Italian distributor for awards-season favorite 12 Years a Slave had a lot of explaining to do after releasing posters focused on Brad Pitt and…

“12 Years A Slave”, “Fruitvale Station” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” each received a whopping nine nominations from the Black Reel Awards. All three films…

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates the success of his film, “12 Years A Slave” with a cover of this month’s “Variety” magazine. Though Ejiofor has been…

2013 will go down in history as the year Black cinema turned a corner.  While mainstream outlets like the NY Times  declared 2013  the “breakout year in…

“12 Years A Slave” gains more momentum in the awards race as the African-American Film Critics Association named it the Best Picture of 2013.  Steve…