Mo’Nique didn’t bite her tongue during a recent standup show, and had a few words for Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Since appearing in Daniels’ film Precious, Mo’Nique has routinely talked about being blackballed by Hollywood. But this time she’s naming more names.
Lee Daniels recently announced the premise behind his upcoming remake of the ’80s sentimental classic Terms of Endearment. In the original, Debra Winger’s character dies of cancer, but in this filmmaker’s version, which also will feature Oprah Winfrey, one of the leads will have AIDS—a disease she contracted by having…
You can’t call it a comeback because we’ve never been here before. To paraphrase actor Omar Dorsey, aka “Hollywood” from the TV show Queen Sugar, at Wednesday night’s African American Film Critics Association Awards, you can’t call it a rebirth because this is something in its infancy.
Did they use us just to lose us?
Black people: Embracing whiteness won’t save us.
Lee Daniels often espouses racial views typically heard only from characters in a Magical Negro movie. It’s one of those characteristics about the celebrated director that you like to forget in order to enjoy his art. Unfortunately, Daniels won’t cooperate with some of us in such an endeavor because he refuses to stop…
During a recent sitdown on the talk show The Real, Lee Daniels made some eyebrow-raising comments about racism.
Tasha Smith is that rare actress who has been holding it down in the entertainment industry for quite a while now. The NAACP Image Award nominee—perhaps best known for her portrayal of Angela in Tyler Perry’s hit television show For Better or Worse—has been working as an actress for two decades. She has appeared in…
Terrence Howard does not belong here.