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Lupita Nyong’o is speaking about her reaction to Will Smith smacking Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.

Just in time for spooky season, we put together a roundup of 15 Black actresses that had us biting our nails as the leads in a handful of unforgettable scary movies.

Lupita Nyong'o's children's book "Sulwe" is headed to Netflix as an animated musical movie.

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As you know, the Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday and they were extremely disappointing. At virtually every turn, Black excellence was shut out from almost every single category and despite this year having more films and TV shows directed by women than any year in film and television history, women were completely shut out […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — At just 7, Blue Ivy Carter is an award-winning songwriter. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mom’s hit “Brown Skin Girl,” a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women. Ivy Carter gives a vocal performance that opens and closes […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — As Lupita Nyong’o accepted an award from the Harlem School of Arts — and entered the stage to Beyoncé’s anthemic hit “Brown Skin Girl” — the actress mainly had two people to thank for fueling her passion for the arts as a child: her parents. “I was thinking about (the Harlem […]

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Lupita Nyong’o has released a new children’s book that she hopes will serve as a ‘mirror’ for dark-skinned children who don’t often see images of themselves in mainstream media. In a lengthy post on social media, Nyong’o shared her own experiences with colorism discrimination is why she wrote, “Sulwe,” which means ‘star.’ The Academy Award-winning actress said Sulwe […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob Woodward among others. With John […]

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Lupita Nyong’o faced some harsh criticism last week over the voice she adopted for her sinister role in Jordan Peele’s “Us.” As reported by vibe.com, the Oscar-winning actress previously stated that the evil voice, which was altered to sound broken and unrecognizable, was inspired by the neurological disorder, Spasmodic Dysphonia. Specifically she said she had taken a cue […]

The "Us" writer and director addressed the importance of having Black actors starring in his movies.

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 […]

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o says she wanted to work with Jordan Peele after seeing “Get Out” five times, so when she was approached to star in his follow-up “Us,” it was a no-brainer for the actress. “Black Panther was intense and time-consuming and all-encompassing,” Nyong’o said in an interview with BuzzFeed News’ Profile at SXSW on Saturday, alongside Peele and her co-star, […]