Black Directors

When the visuals for Matthew A. Cherry’s Hair Love came across our computer screen, we rejoiced at imagery that showed a Black father and daughter in such a positive light. It was the representation we rarely see, even if it is a cartoon. MUST READ: Animated Short Film ‘Hair Love’ Celebrates Black Father & Daughter Relationships […]

Whew! After she caught plenty of heat and drama on social media for locking lips with Lela Rochon‘s husband acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, Nicole Murphy is walking back her original “family friends” statement and is outright apologizing for kissing Fuqua. “Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to […]

Even though John Singleton died after having a stroke, his family still has questions that they want answered. What happened the hours before he checked himself into the hospital is unknown, so his family has hired a private investigator to find out. His family reportedly has no idea how he got to the hospital or […]

Tyler Perry is not impressed with an actress who paid $2000 for billboards asking the movie mogul for a job. Racquel Bailey, 32, admits that she spent her rent money on two billboards in Atlanta that read “Attention Mr. Perry, Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady.” And this isn’t the first time she has paid […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday. The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood formerly known as South Central, where Singleton spent part […]

John Singleton funeral and interment details have been released. We now know the date and location of his services and where he’ll be buried. Singleton’s service will be observed this Monday at 10 a.m. at the Angelus Funeral Home on Crenshaw Blvd. in the Crenshaw District of South Los Angeles. If the Angelus Funeral Home […]

John Singleton made history twice as not only the first Black director to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award, but also the youngest. Singleton passed away Monday after suffering a stroke.  John Daniel Singleton was born January 6, 1968 and raised in South Central Los Angeles. While studying screenwriting at the University of […]

With the recent death of the film's beloved director, we revisit his 1991 Academy Award nominated classic.

NEW YORK (AP) — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available. In a statement released Saturday, Singleton’s family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and “under great medical care.” “On Wednesday, April […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the largest debut for an original horror film […]

Director Ava DuVernay released the trailer for the long-awaited Netflix limited series of the five young men who came to be known as the “Central Park Five.”

LOS ANGELES – (AP) Black excellence was on display Sunday night at the Oscars as 6 major awards went to Black people including a first-time win for Spike Lee for adapted screenplay for “Black Kkklansman.” Regina King and Mahershala Ali swept the Best Supporting category for their work in “If Beale Street Could Talk” and […]