by Evette Dionne onMay 20, 2013
Clutch magazine's Evette Dionne takes Zoe Saldana to task for saying, "There's no such thing as people of color," and suggests that she enroll in a Critical Race Theory class.
by Yesha Callahan onMay 17, 2013
Clutch magazine's Yesha Callahan is perplexed about some of the actress's recent commentary.
by Hillary Crosley onMay 11, 2013
The Queen of Soul weighs in on those in the running.
by Akiba Solomon onNovember 1, 2012
Relating her childhood experience of meeting Nina Simone, Colorlines blogger Akiba Solomon issues a strong rebuke to Hollywood for perpetuating color-struck attitudes by casting the light-skinned Zoe Saldana to portray the dark-skinned diva.
by Yesha Callahan onSeptember 26, 2012
The actress recently retweeted that the sentiment that someone "blacker" should play Nina Simone was "reverse racism at its best." Clutch magazine's Yesha Callahan wonders what it will take for the public to accept Saldana's identity, and the fact that Hollywood will do what it wants.
August 23, 2010
She's black, smart, female and usually "sassy." And her primary function in a movie is to act as the main (white) character's conscience, offering advice no one asked for at the exact moment it's needed. The Root takes a look at some of Hollywood's reigning BBFs.
May 8, 2009
Fans of Star Trek will revel in the tales about the origins of their favorite characters. And there's enough plot and all-out-fun to keep the newbies engaged.
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