The Screen

This year is shaping up to be a great one for Black actors. From films that have already hit the big screen to the ones yet to drop, we took the time to round-up this 2016's movies featuring your favorite Black actors.


Jada Pinkett Smith is doing everything she can to advance people of color forward.

  Earlier this week, James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz set off a firestorm on social media after he boldly claimed that Idris Elba was “probably a bit too ‘street’ for Bond.” Idris caught word and responded tastefully on Instagram. “Always Keep Smiling!! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street!! […]

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Idris Elba is a glorious man and though he’s played the tough guy here and there, he by no means comes off as “street.” But as we know, most people don’t have a problem labeling others or writing them off in the name of tired ass social constructs. The latest to stick his foot in […]

People really want Idris Elba to play James Bond. We’ve told you this time and time and time again. But the actor has said that’s not happening, but we never really knew why not. Now, the author of the Bond novels, Anthony Horowitz, is saying that it won’t happen because Elba is “too street” to […]

The Life

Idris Elba just made history as the first man to cover Maxim solo for the magazine’s September issue. Notorious for showcasing scantily clad women, it appears the mag chose to go a different route this time around. And we’re not mad at it. On the cover, the 42-year-old actor’s slightly gray beard makes him quite the silver fox. Plus, his lustful […]

Netflix isn’t slowing down anytime soon. They’re moving beyond their original television series and standup specials, and are now heading into the world of film. For starters, they’ll try their luck in pushing Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba. Based off of the 2005 book by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation follows an African child soldier […]

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Many people probably finished this season of Orange Is The New Black by now. Season four isn’t coming until next year, but the good news is that Netflix got some heat to hold you over. The streaming service announced four new upcoming films, and Idris Elba is set to star in one of them. That film is Beasts of No […]

Idris Elba is a jack of all trades. He acts, directs, and DJs. Now he can even add rapper to the his ever-growing resume. He’s featured on the single, “Shutdown,” by UK artist Skepta, and it’s got a dancehall vibe to it, but that’s part of the grime sound that fills the track. Elba starts off the […]

We’d love it if a black man could play the next James Bond, if we’re being honest. And who would be better to do that than Idris Elba? Well, that’s not going to happen thanks to everyone on social media who might have blown the Brit’s chances. He said the rumor that he’d be playing […]

Idris Elba has been a singular commanding presence on screen ever since his mainstream debut back in 2007. Now’s he’s in early talks to take on the sci-fi world again as a villain in the third installment of the Star Trek reboot franchise, according to Variety. Since his breakout role in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Hollywood can’t […]


Idris Elba is staying busy. After releasing his first album in November, HBO’s HD rebroadcast of The Wire rekindled interest in his easy-to-hate character  Stringer Bell last month. Now, Elba will soon begin developing a film trilogy based on Marc Olden’s Poe Must Die novel in which the historical American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe fights demonic forces in the gritty backdrop of […]