12 Years A Slave

Lupita Nyong’o definitely has had one of the best years ever as far as a member of Hollywood goes. The 12 Years A Slave actress won her first Oscar earlier this year for her role in the ground-breaking film, and won countless other awards throughout the year. Not only was she the spotlight of the awards for […]

Sometimes you just have to wonder where these ideas come from. According to Metro UK, Sainsbury’s, a popular supermarket chain in London, came under fire Monday morning when a photo surfaced online of a mannequin dressed in slave attire to accommodate the DVD release of 12 Years A Slave. The mannequin was dressed in a […]

This awards season was nuts. It was more entertaining than it’s been in years, especially for little black girls and boys who finally got to see someone with their complexion be the belle of the ball. Lupita Nyong’o won the heart of America by slaying red carpet after red carpet and doing the damn thing as […]

There are some things that get better with age: cheese, wine, Michael K. Williams. After his breakout role as Omar on The Wire, the 47-year-old actor’s career has taken off, and he’s just hit his prime. Since then, Michael has built up quite the resume by starring alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Snitch, as Chalky […]

Our girl NeNe Leakes has hopped onto the cast of the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars. The show is set to premiere March 24th on ABC. Check out the full list of the cast, along with their pro dancers, below: Billy Dee Williams & Emma Slater Candace Cameron Bure & Mark Ballas Charlie White & Sharna […]

When Lupita Nyong’o was called to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress last night, it was a dream come true. Not just for Lupita, but for so many like her. During her touching acceptance speech, the 12 Years a Slave actress recognized the importance of her win, saying: “When I look down at this […]

Can we just cancel the Oscars and give Lupita Nyong’o all the awards? Since the start of award season, we’ve been anxiously waiting to see what the 12 Years a Slave actress will wear to the Oscars, and we finally have our answer. For the 86th Annual Academy Awards, Lupita swept us away in a custom Prada […]

Big things are happening for one GIRLS star. Adam Driver is headed to the big screen. Sources tell Variety that, though it’s not set in stone, Driver is very close to signing on to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. There are no details as of now, but Variety reports that the character is said to be closely related […]

Move over Christopher Columbus, a new American history is about to be taught in schools. According to the New York Times, students could soon be studying filmmaker Steve McQueen’s horrifying yet authentic depiction of slavery, 12 Years a Slave, in high schools nationwide. Starting in September, the film, the book and a study guide will […]

It’s been argued by many that 12 Years A Slave is one of the best movies of 2013, but not everyone agrees with that. It turns out the family of slave owner, William Ford is outraged as to how their great grandfather was depicted in the film, and believe his kindness was left out of the story. The […]

It’s Oscar season and aside from the horrible hosts (we’re rooting for you, Ellen!), the beautiful gowns and hopefully, Jared Leto and his bun, that means something else. The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards. And frankly, it’s the most important part of the night. But when noms were announced on Thursday morning, some of […]

Jennifer Lawrence beat out 12 Years A Slave actress Lupita N’yongo for the Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama on Sunday, but if you ask American Hustle director David O. Russell, it’s JLaw who’s going through the slavery. In an interview with the New York Daily News, the accomplished director compared Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games franchise […]