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Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Cover Vanity Fair

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As Hollywood continues to grapple with its diversity problem, actors of color push forward to do the necessary work, or as Viola Davis put it after her SAG win, Black creatives will continue to “find a way to be excellent.” Against the backdrop of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Vanity...

Watch Will Smith & Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Gripping First Look at ‘Concussion’

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This Christmas Will Smith returns to theaters in a gripping new drama that will make the National Football League nervous. In Concussion, Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian-born forensic pathologist whose autopsies of former Pittsburgh Steelers players led to the discovery of Chronic Traumatic...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Wins ‘Best Actress Award’ At 2014 British Independent Film Awards

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British Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is having a breakthrough year, but her trajectory is still not making waves in the U.S. She started off 2014 with the ambitious film, “Belle” and a few weeks ago, “Beyond the Lights” quietly made it’s debut. But thankfully she can...

Beyond the Lights: A Director’s Love Letter to Young Black Women

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Film Director Gina Prince-Blythewood has been around long enough to understand the rigorous nature of Hollywood. Despite being responsible for 2000’s cult hit Love and Basketball starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, Prince-Blythewood still has to fight for the right to tell the kind of...

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Covers Elle Magazine’s ‘Women in Hollywood’ Issue

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The gorgeous and uber-talented Gugu Mbatha-Raw is slaying on the cover of Elle. For the november issue, Elle is honoring some of the most talented names in film for their 2014 ‘Women In Hollywood Issue.’ In addition to Gugu Mbatha-Raw — honorees Jessica Lange, Elizabeth Banks,...

5 Reasons to See Amma Asante’s Film ‘Belle’

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British filmmaker Amma Asante’s period film Belle is unlike anything we’ve seen on-screen in recent years. The film is based on the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle—the biracial daughter of an enslaved African woman known as Maria Belle and British Admiral Sir John Lindsay—and was...