On October 3, Wesley Morris, in a piece for the New York Times Magazine titled “The Morality Wars,” sounded the alarm (in a nutshell) about the difficulty in critiquing black art in today’s political climate in favor of protecting the culture.
Collaboration, innovation and the power of women—these were recurrent themes at the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival, which brought unseen gems, highly-anticipated box office hits, and established and up-and-coming filmmakers and talents from all over the world together for five incredible days in New York City.
Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues to champion the work of predominantly black talents and filmmakers across the country and diaspora. As stated on its website:
The Hate U Give is a New York Times best-selling young adult novel by Angie Thomas that chronicles the life of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who is from a poor, black neighborhood, but attends a fancy private school in the ‘burbs. One sad, fateful night, Starr’s best friend Khalil is shot and killed by a police officer.…
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of blue tears, wailing in the distance as a South Carolina Police Union gets all big mad because Angie Thomas’ award-winning novel The Hate U Give, which centers around police brutality, being included in a school’s summer reading list.
The trailer for The Hate U Give, the hotly anticipated movie based on the best-selling young-adult novel by Angie Thomas, debuted Sunday night at the BET Awards, and it’s a must-watch.
Twentieth Century Fox has dropped Kian Lawley from upcoming film The Hate U Give after video surfaced of the former YouTube star making racist comments.
Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a must-read for our young people. It tells the story of 16-year-old Starr, who lives in a poor neighborhood but goes to a prep school in a wealthy suburb. She witnesses her best friend, Khalil, murdered by police. It cleverly tells the common, opposing narratives that…