School Says Story That Principal Cut Off Student’s Locs Is ‘Total Fabrication’; Won’t Discipline Staff

After a mother in Jones County, Miss., wrote a viral Facebook post Tuesday claiming that her son’s elementary school principal called him into the office and chopped off his locs, school officials launched an investigation into the matter, reviewing security-camera footage and interviewing administrators, staff and…

Mudbound Is Another Exhausting Tale of Inequality and Racism in America, but at Least It Was Executed Properly

When there’s historical blackness in film, it’s usually displayed through slavery or Jim Crow. There’s never really any in between. But there is a very palpable significance in remembering, reliving and recognizing black history and respecting how far we’ve come (even though 2017 mirrors the past more times than…

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Watch: Mudbound’s 1st Trailer Reveals a Soul-Stirring Story of Survival, Friendship and America’s Inequality

The trailer for Netflix’s Mudbound is here, and it’s more riveting and soul-stirring than all the critics claim. The Dee Rees-directed film follows the McAllan family, newly transplanted from Memphis, Tenn., and unprepared for the harsh demands of farming (aka real-life work). Despite the grandiose dreams of Henry…