12 Years A Slave

“12 Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen has decided on the subject of his fourth feature, and his choice is sure to be just as controversial as his Academy Award winning film.      At the Hidden Heroes Awards in NYC, McQueen revealed that his next film will chronicle the life of athlete, singer and political activist Paul […]

The MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday, and we can’t help to seem a little left out around this time of year. There are some funny/heart wrenching/awesomely good movies, and some of them didn’t even make the nominees. We decided to give the categories a little revamp, and these are the nominees we believe should have […]

In a recent DJ Vlad interview, Charlamagne spoke about his thoughts on “12 Years a Slave” winning the Oscar for “Best Picture,” saying that he’s done with slave movies. Said Charlamagne, “We’re more than that.” Charlamagne also spoke about the lack of support in the world for other darker skinned women in entertainment besides actress Lupita N’yongo. Take […]

It was a tight race, but “12 Years A Slave” ended up with the highest honor with the Best Picture win at tonight’s Oscars ceremony. While the sci-fi thriller “Gravity” cleaned up with mostly technical awards (Best Editing, Best Cinematography) and a Best Director win for Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron,  “12 Years A Slave” came […]

This Black girl rocks! After an incredible awards season and slaying the red carpet with her flawless fashion, actress Lupita Nyong’o took the gold, winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in “12 Years A Slave.” READ: 5 Things To Know About “12 Years A Slave” Star Lupita Nyong’o Looking like an ebony dipped Cinderella […]

According to TMZ, “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o says she often prayed to God asking for lighter skin when she was a child because she thought having dark black skin was a curse. In a very sad yet inspiring speech given to an “Essence”  luncheon where she was being honored, gorgeous new Hollywood “it” girl […]

Will Black cinema make history on Sunday’s telecast of the Academy Awards?   The groundbreaking film “12 Years A Slave” is up for nine Oscar nominations, including Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor). All signs point towards “12 Years A Slave” winning Best Picture, having already secured […]

Steve McQueen’s NAACP Award winning drama “12 Years A Slave” is a favorite to take home an Oscar in March, but the director has even more far-reaching goals in mind. The film is based on the real life account of Solomon Northup, a free Black man living in upstate New York who was kidnapped and […]

How tall is Lupita Nyong’o? Lupita Nyong’o stands 5 feet, 5 inches tall, according to her IMDB biography. The “12 Years a Slave” star is no giant, in other words, but in terms of her acting prowess and growing celebrity, she’s a force to be reckoned with, and come March 2, she just might bag […]

Where is Lupita Nyong’o from? Lupita Nyong is from Mexico City, though she grew up primarily in Kenya. Nyong’s father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, was a prominent politician in that African country, serving as minister of medical services before becoming a member of parliament. Nyong’o, a superstar and Oscar nominee thanks to her performance in “12 […]

Where did Lupita Nyong’o go to college? Lupita Nyong’o studied at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, where she earned a degree in film and theater studies, and Yale University, where she graduated in 2012 with an MFA. The “12 Years a Slave” star has two pretty impressive diplomas, in other words, and come March 2, she […]