Nate Parker uses filmmaking as his preferred method of activism

Nate Parker’s movie career has been filled with roles that share a common theme — to spotlight injustices committed against people of color and the shame of the nation resulting from its mistreatment of Black Americans and other minorities. From his film debut in 2007’s The Great Debaters alongside Hollywood royalty Denzel Washington and Forest […]

Snoop, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40 drop video for ‘American Skin’ soundtrack

Mount Westmore, the new supergroup comprised of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40, has finally put its official stamp down. The four-man crew of super spitters addresses racism, police brutality, culture appropriation, gentrification and more on the politically charged anthem “Step Child.” The song leads off the soundtrack for Nate Parker and Spike […]

Spike Lee returns with racially charged film ‘American Skin’

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee (Photo by Derrel Johnson of Steed Media Service)

The trailer for Spike Lee‘s new film, ‘AMERICAN SKIN’ was released this week. The film is written, directed by, and stars Nate Parker (Birth of a Nation). Spike Lee is an executive producer. Omari Hardwick, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Shane Paul McGhie also star.

‘The Birth of a Nation’s’ Armie Hammer retracts Hollywood double standard claim

Armie Hammer has apologized to Casey Affleck for his double standards remark. Hammer (“Samuel Turner”), who starred in the film The Birth of a Nation, alongside Nate Parker has issued a formal apology to the Manchester By The Sea actor as he said he “misspoke” when he slammed the “double standards” over how Hollywood appeared […]

Sisters Beyoncé, Solange lead NAACP Image Awards nominations for 2017

The nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards were announced today with ABC and HBO leading the nominations in the television categories with 23 nominations and 14 nominations, respectively. In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with 16 nominations, followed by RCA Records with 10 nominations and Atlantic Records with four nominations. Walt Disney Studios […]

‘The Birth of a Nation’: Nat Turner’s vision, Black man’s pain

The Birth of a Nation was not going to be on my list of must-see movies, based on the information exposed about the film’s writer and director Nate Parker. I made an emotional judgment out of loyalty to the women in my life that I would not go and see it. It felt like the […]

The ‘rebirth’ of a nation: Why Nate Parker’s film deserves to be seen

The movie? It’s powerful. The story of Nat Turner as told through the eyes of the first-time director Nate Parker deserves comfortable, VIP-seating in the annals of filmmaking history. The story is just that important. But as The Birth of a Nation approaches its national debut Oct. 7, the dark, gloomy cloud of Parker’s past […]

Rape survivor Gabrielle Union speaks about Nate Parker’s rape allegations

Actress Gabrielle Union, 43, was raped at gunpoint when she was 19 years old in 1992 at a Payless shoe store where she worked. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times on Friday, September 2, 2016 addressing the Nate Parker rape allegations, she reflects. Ironically, Union is co-starring in The Birth of a Nation as […]

Nate Parker apologizes for ‘insensitive’ response to rape allegations

Nate Parker reveals his awareness and consciousness about consent has changed since he was acquitted of rape more than a decade ago. In a recent interview with Ebony magazine on Friday, Aug 26, the brains behind The Birth of a Nation opened up about his involvement in a 1999 college rape trial — how he’s […]

Woman who accused ‘Birth of a Nation’ star Nate Parker of rape is dead

The Birth of a Nation star Nate Parker has been in the news regarding a past claim of rape that has rocked his career and made his studio Fox Searchlight engage in a series of damage control actions. The alleged rape occurred in 1999 while he and fellow The Birth of a Nation writer Jean Celestin […]

‘The Birth of a Nation’ trailer: Another slave movie and it’s good

Fox Searchlight dropped the official first trailer for film from writer/director/star Nate Parker, giving audiences a longer look at the story about Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who led a famous rebellion in Virginia in 1830, the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising. This film broke a record at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival for highest sale ever. [jwplatform imZrSc3z]

1st look: ‘Birth of a Nation’ teaser trailer

The Birth of a Nation follows literate slave and preacher Nat Turner (Nate Parker) in the antebellum South. Under the advisement of his overseer, Turner ministers to rebellious slaves as he devises a plan that leads to their freedom. [jwplatform 8lXGwjhr]

Nate Parker will open new film school at HBCU

Actor Nate Parker has added one more thing to his list of accomplishments. He recently announced that the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama will be launching in fall of 2016 at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. “The hope is that we cover all aspects of filmmaking, from sound, lighting, and cinematography, to just […]

Nate Parker talks about his new film, ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has been creating quite the buzz around Hollywood. Rolling out caught up with Parker, who has been working to get the film made for the last eight years. The film is an American biographical film about Nat Turner, the African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia […]

Tidal streams little known Black western film stars Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson

When Jay Z launched his new streaming service, Tidal, one of the biggest selling points he laid out to fans was the exclusive content the service will provide for users. Wasting no time in fulfilling that promise, users can now check out a little known film by director Jeymes Samuel called They Die By Dawn. Featuring an ensemble […]

Nate Parker to star in and direct Nat Turner biopic, ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Actor Nate Parker (Red Tails, Beyond The Lights) is hard at work on a film about the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner. The historical drama, which will serve as Parker’s directorial debut, will be titled The Birth of a Nation, an obvious reference to D.W. Griffith’s highly controversial and racist silent propaganda film from 1915. Parker, […]

‘Beyond the Lights’ does surprisingly well at the box office

A couple of well-loved dummies found their way to the top of this week’s box office. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ 20 years in the making sequel Dumb and Dumber To just narrowly edged out the animated ensemble Big Hero 6, which stars Maya Rudolph and Damon Wayans Jr. among others. The epic sci-fi piece […]