It was the blackest, most brilliant and beautiful evening I’ve spent in a long time—which is a pretty high bar, since I work, live and play with brilliant, beautiful black people every day.
I was expecting director Ava DuVernay’s new sci-fi/fantasy film A Wrinkle in Time to be magic. I’d seen her achieve as much in her other films with far less capital behind them than the history-making, $100 million budget that Disney provided this time, so there was no question that this film would be gorgeous.
We know, we know: You’re exhausted by the seemingly never-ending references to Black Panther and the Dora Milaje and black excellence and ... this is your cue to exit stage left. You know, to someplace that’s not The Root.
Black America, we turned out in record-breaking numbers last weekend to see and support the most anticipated film of the year, Black Panther. It was a triumph as epic as the film itself. But Panther isn’t the only black-helmed film being released by Disney this winter; we are now only two weeks away from the release…
When tickets for Black Panther went on sale late last month, we here at The Root just knew it was our duty, as the unofficial news source of Wakanda, to be there on the first night. Luckily, our editor-in-chief, Danielle Belton, was able to score tickets so that we could be there to give you our impressions of the…
DeShuna Spencer admits that the idea of an online library of black indie films started from ambitions she’d admit to being “a little self-serving.”
The man from New York City’s Brooklyn borough is having a good year.
The movie Drumline turned 15 years old this year—which, of course, is another signal that you’re getting old as hell. The film, which stars Nick Cannon, became iconic for its portrayal of the band at the fictional HBCU Atlanta A&T.
Editor’s note: Disclaimer: Some spoilers.
Officiating funerals is one of the hardest things I have to do in ministry. I struggle with the right words to say, the right Scriptures to read.
Girls Trip, the breakout hit of the summer, has crossed the $100 million mark at the box office, proving, yet again, that movies for and by black people can put asses in theater seats.
It is a Friday night on the set of 1992’s romantic comedy Boomerang. In between shooting takes for the now classic Thanksgiving-dinner scene, Eddie Murphy and cast trade jokes about what would happen if Mr. and Mrs. Jackson (John Witherspoon and BeBe Drake) had sex in the bathroom of his character Marcus’s luxurious…
The new Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, released on what would have been the rapper’s 46th birthday, came in third place at the box office this weekend, behind Wonder Woman and Cars 3.
The Tribeca Film Festival, the badass downtown sister to golden girl Sundance, is back on these screens April 19-28. Like the New York neighborhood it’s named for, every year TFF becomes richer; fortunately, as with Hollywood (though not the nabe so much), black images, people and stories abound. There is much at the…
The TV powers that be have finally seen the light that black on-screen makes green. However, it was the brilliance of the internet not only to know this first but also to bring it to you in various packages, for your viewing pleasure, at your own convenience. Online-streaming services like Netflix made it easy for all…
As remote as 2015 now feels, it’s hard to forget, as the award season rolls around again, the groundswell caused by the hashtag that became the David to Hollywood’s Goliath.