Entertainment

In Banner Year for Black Films, Hopes for Momentum

by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns Read More

Politics

Real-Life “The Butler”: The White House Employee who Served from Eisenhower through Obama

[Yahoo] The president and administration changes every four to eight years, but behind the scenes at the White House, there is a staff of employees who serve the presidents and their families through the years, regardless of who wins the election. Lee Daniels’ new movie, Read More

Entertainment

Film Review: The Butler ****

Forest Whitaker in “The Butler”  Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in “The Butler” By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic It’s about time. Finally a major-release film about the African American struggle for equality, told from a Black man’s perspective. Why has it taken Hollywood (aka Read More

Entertainment

‘The Butler’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker Star in Lee Daniels Flick [HNGN]

[HNGN] Producer Lee Daniels is back with another film sure to rack up Oscar nominations. Daniels, best known for “Precious” and “The Paper Boy” has produced another movie “The Butler.” The movie is adapted from a 2008 Washington Post article by Wil Haygood. It’s based on the Read More