It was reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor was cast in the big-screen adaptation of Doctor Strange, and it’s just been announced which character he’ll be playing. According to Deadline, the Oscar-nominated actor will be playing Baron Mordo, the villain originally from the Strange Tales comic book in 1963. Scripted by Jon Spaihts, the film follows the story of the […]


A tribute to all the actors and actresses who have brought legends back to life through films.

Even though 2013 was a landmark year for Black cinema, it clearly wasn’t reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations.  Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” was the lone survivor, landing 3 acting nominations, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. RELATED: “12 Years A Slave” Wins Best Picture At Golden Globes  Lupita Nyong’o, who’s […]

Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates the success of his film, “12 Years A Slave” with a cover of this month’s “Variety” magazine. Though Ejiofor has been acting for two decades, gaining recognition for his parts in films like “Kinky Boots” and “Children Of Men,” it is his role in “12 Years a Slave” that’s thrust the […]

Black women across America will be glued to their screens this Sunday when Oprah Winfrey interviews three of Hollywood’s sexiest leading men on “Next Chapter.”  Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael B. Jordan  sit down with Miss O to discuss their respective critically acclaimed movies. RELATED: 12 Years A Slave Snubbed, Fruitvale Station Wins At […]

  2013 is Chiwetel Ejiofor’s year to shine. The British thespian has both critics and moviegoers raving about his latest role as Solomon Northrup in the brilliant and gut wrenching “12 Years A Slave.” Based on the 1853 memoir, Ejiofor plays a free black man from upstate New York who is kidnapped and sold into […]

Due the heavy nature of the film, the lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is shocked by all of the positive responses for “12 Years A Slave.” In the film getting rave reviews and Oscar buzz, Ejiofor plays a free black man in 1841 who’s kidnapped into slavery. During hjs time under oppression, he never stops trying […]


Daniel Craig may be getting ready to take on the box office this Friday as James Bond in Skyfall, but word on the street is Idris Elba is the people’s choice to play 007 next. And as folks continue to drop Elba’s name around, it got us thinking about what other martini-swigging, suit-donning brothers could […]

Who knows awkward better than Issa Rae? The creator and star of the hit webs series, “The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl,”  has already broken  down the difference between being awkward and being a geek, so TheUrbanDaily asked her who she felt were the Top 5 Most Awkward Black celebrities. Like on Facebook to stay […]


Despite the best efforts of the police department, the Klan and the KFC Double Down, Black people are determined to survive in the future. Well, at least Hollywood gives us a fighting chance. As The Hunger Games devours the competition at the box office, we look back at our favorite characters that battled the post-apocalyptic […]

Hollywood is all abuzz  with  news of director Steven Spielberg  in final talks to helm the biblical drama MOSES.  While mainstream outlets are putting actors like Liam Neeson and Daniel Craig high on their list of casting choices, most have failed to ponder the million dollar question–Who says Moses has to be White?  2011 was […]