Black Hollywood

The ‘DuVernay Test’ Measures Meaningful Diversity In Film, Here’s How

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In her New York Times piece on films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Manohla Dargis introduced a new test for meaningful diversity in film. Similar to the Bechdel Test, which measures whether or not women’ on screen presence extends beyond centering around the activities...

Kevin Hart Says His Movies Aren’t Stereotypical

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Kevin Hart took to Twitter to defend his movies, after a person tweeted him and accused them of being stereotypical. “When are black celebs like @KevinHart4real & @MarlonWayans gonna stop doing stereotypical movies?” @tashyonlaneigh asked.  Hart then responded in a barrage of tweets, defending his ‘art’. From...

Janet Hubert on Hollywood: ‘Ghetto Has Become The New Black’

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Janet Hubert doesn’t bite her tongue. Not one bit. First she went after Jada Pinkett-Smith, and now she’s going after NeNe Leakes, and reality television. In an interview with LA Times, Hubert explained in details why she had an issue with Smith’s video. “I was...

Frustrated TV Writer Says ‘Everyone in Hollywood Is Looking For the Next ‘Empire’ From Every Black Writer’

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Fox’s drama Empire may be a hit with viewers, but according to one Black veteran TV writer, it’s having a negative impact on the types of scripts studios are willing to take a look at from writers of color. Speaking anonymously in the Hollywood Reporter, the writer lamented...

35 Talented Actresses of 2013-14, and Beyond…

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A combo of new faces and long-time favorites comprise this list of gifted sisters taking hold of both the big and small screens. Listed in alphabetical order, a few CLUTCH favorites most definitely got shine. We wanna know whom you’d add to this list —...

Colorblindness is Not the Path to Success for Black Women Actresses

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Actress Vivica A. Fox walked the red carpet at the “After Earth” New York City premiere to support her “Independence Day” co-star, Will Smith. Fox spoke with theGrio about her off-screen friendship with Smith, telling the interviewer the best advice she’s ever received from the...