Op-Ed

Selma Marches On

By Kim M. Keenan NNPA Columnist     Selma. For those of a certain age, the word Selma is evocative of a time when people stood against insurmountable odds. It is an ever-lasting illustration of why the right to vote must never be taken for Read More

Entertainment

The Biggest Problem with ‘Selma’ Has Nothing to Do with LBJ or the Oscars

  (The Washington Post) – “Selma” delivers a powerful dramatization of the bloody civil rights march in Alabama that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The depiction has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, but has been criticized for various deviations from historical fact. Supporters of President Lyndon Johnson have decried his portrayal as an antagonist who only reluctantly supported the Voting Rights Act after attempting Read More

Op-Ed

King and LBJ Stood Together

By Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson NNPA Guest Columnist   The new highly-acclaimed motion picture ”Selma” suggests that former President Lyndon Baines Johnson was not an ardent supporter of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and that he and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a Read More

Entertainment

“Selma” Song Shines at Golden Globes

Jennifer Brett, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION   LOS ANGELES (AJC.com)—“Selma” was up for four Golden Globes awards Sunday night and while it claimed only one, for best original song (“Glory”), director Ava DuVernay declared victory even before the ceremony began. “We’ve already won,” she tweeted ahead Read More

Entertainment

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

  By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented.  Selma, in the most inspiring way, relays Read More