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    '50 Shades of... Black'? On the Novel's Film Adaptation w/ Black Leads... (First Trailer)

    I thought it would be interesting to broach the popular novel adaptation in an effort to reflect and ponder upon how this cultural “phenomenon” could translate as a film starring black Americans.

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    Will You Join The Boycott 'Exodus' Movement? (Or You Don't Care)

    People are getting upset over the casting in Ridley Scott's upcoming 'Exodus' movie, and are planning to boycott the film? Will you be joining them?

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    Deceased Brown Bodies Unceremoniously Displayed on Our Screens...

    The recent deaths of the Palestinian children on the beach in Gaza was horrific. Their deaths deserve an elegy and a memoriam that focuses all of our minds and hearts on peace.

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    O.J. Simpson Almost Played The Terminator in the 1984 Sci-Fi Classic (Did You Know?)

    Needless to say, the notion of casting Simpson didn't go any further than that, with Medavoy adding, "I don’t think we went beyond the idea... Jim [Cameron] didn’t like the idea at all."

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    Casting Call for N.W.A. Biopic Underlines Film Industry's Age-Old "Colorism" Problem

    Business as usual, or an isolated case?

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    As Thor Becomes a Woman, Marvel Announces a New Captain American as a Black Man

    So with this news, the next obvious question is whether this comic book transition will also happen on the big screen at some point in the near or distant future.

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    The 100 Greatest Quotes From 'The Wire' (What's Missing?)

    I'm surprised "Omar coming" isn't included. I hear that repeated more often than any other line from the series.

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    The Devil’s Eye Syndrome: Creative Jealousy Against the Black Independent Filmmaker

    What really happens to a dream deferred is that it returns as jealousy against others trying to be heard.

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    Disrupting Lazy Racism in the Media

    I interact with White content creators. I interact with Black content creators. Both have a responsibility to DO BETTER

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    "Will Hollywood Let Negroes Make Love?" - A Trip Down Memory Lane; But What's Really Changed?

    Is there still very much a suppression of *black sexuality* in mainstream cinema?

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