Chris Rock joins cast in biopic celebrating gay civil rights activist

Colman Domingo, Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, and Audra McDonald are to star in “Rustin.” The movie is a biopic of the gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and is the first feature to be produced by Higher Ground, the production company set up by former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. George C. Wolfe, […]

Viola Davis delivers powerful Ma Rainey monologue ahead of global premier

Viola Davis is starring in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as Ma Rainey, an African American singer who was known as “Mother of the Blues.” Rainey was one of the first blues artists to record and has been credited as one who helped evolve the genre and bring about popularity. Rainey died in 1936 at the […]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speeches reignited with ‘The Radical King’

Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated as a great orator, ambassador for nonviolence, and civil rights leader. A new offering that commemorates MLK is “The Radical King,” a collection of 23 of Dr. King’s essays and speeches. This collection is monumental, as it marks the first time the King Estate has allowed a dramatic interpretation of King’s words. The series […]