Black Culture News
Spike Lee becomes the first Black man to head Cannes jury; a look at his trailblazing career, rage and activism-infused cinema
Lee managed to keep the Hollywood machine at arm's length, maintaining control of his own marketing, distribution and editing, with mostly Black casts.
Explainer: With US Prez Joe Biden declaring 19 June a federal holiday, understanding the significance of Juneteenth
The vast majority of states recognise Juneteenth as a holiday or a day of recognition, like Flag Day, and most states hold celebrations. Juneteenth is a paid holiday for state employees in Texas, New York, Virginia and Washington, and hundreds of companies give workers a day off for Juneteenth.
Kaitlyn Greenidge's Libertie celebrates a young Black woman striving for a life starkly different from her family's
Libertie is the kind of historical figure who is rarely celebrated: someone who simply wants to survive and thrive, not to be the first or the only one of anything.
Point Blank movie review: Anthony Mackie delivers a heartfelt performance in this potentially juicy thriller
In Point Blank, Anthony Mackie lends his character a beating heart and proves yet again what it is like to live a black man's life in a white man's world.
Cannes 2019: Festival makes a strong case for diversity as black, queer artists gain prominence
In the Cannes 2019 competition selection, Mati Diop became the first black woman to be nominated for her richly imagined and metaphorically told, Atlantique
Get Out director Jordan Peele expresses excitement about 'a renaissance' in Black cinema after Oscar win
Peele became the first African-American screenwriter to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Get Out
Black Panther: How the Ryan Coogler film marks a long-overdue cultural shift in Marvel Cinematic Universe
After years of neglecting African American talent, Black Panther marks a cultural shift in superhero franchises, cinematic universes, Hollywood and beyond.