by Frank McCoy onOctober 22, 2011
A black presence may be rare behind the camera, but as this gallery shows, the talent does exist.
by Salamishah Tillet onAugust 4, 2011
Grown and sexy: The director's daring film changed the game in Hollywood -- and assumptions about black women's sexuality.
June 4, 2011
It's been 20 years since Spike Lee's classic ignited controversy with its themes of black-on-white dating. Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson and Wesley Snipes are all alums. Find out what the cast has been up to.
by Nsenga Burton onMay 3, 2011
In an exclusive with The Root on location in New York City, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and director Salim Akil share how they bonded with other cast and crew members of the new rom-com.
by Helena Andrews onOctober 25, 2010
Tyler Perry told the women of The View that For Colored Girls haunted him. But did it haunt someone else first?
October 12, 2010
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October 6, 2010
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by Harriette Cole onSeptember 17, 2010
Maybe critics aren't focusing on the right issue, says fashion-industry expert Harriette Cole.
by Nsenga Burton onAugust 5, 2010
There's a reason Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels are the ones we see making movies about the lives of African-American women.
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