A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

Reading is what, kids? Right! It’s fundamental, which is why Netflix is bringing back LeVar Burton and the hit PBS show, Reading Rainbow. In addition to every ’80s kid’s afternoon throwback, Netflix has a ton of new titles in store for your bingewatching entertainment this August. Reading Rainbow is one of the most influential shows of our […]

After a super vanilla magazine cover in 2010, Vanity Fair has bumped up the melanin factor with actresses Adepero Oduye and Paula Patton for their March “Hollywood Issue.”  Oduye, star of the critically acclaimed Pariah, is a star on the rise, particularly after Meryl Streep’s mention at the Golden Globes. Patton, who plays kick-ass spy […]

The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Award will be announced next week, January 24th and The Help is sure secure nods for two of its leads (Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer) as well as for Best Picture.  The question is where does PARIAH fall in this year’s Oscar race?  Even with critical acclaim (96% approval […]

Last night’s Golden Globes was full of surprises. In addition to wins for Idris Elba (“LUTHER”)  and Octavia Spencer  (The Help), a certain black actress enjoyed her moment in the sun. In her acceptance speech for Best Actress, Meryl Streep included PARIAH star Adepero Oduye as one of her favorite female performers for 2011. So […]

For a movie titled PARIAH, the project is anything but undesirable thanks to an epic shout out from the goddess of the big screen, Meryl Streep.  At last night’s Golden Globes, the celebrated thespian was honored with the Best Actress win for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, shocking many who expected […]

Black women, rejoice! Finally, a movie that celebrates the beauty of our skin, our curves and our natural hair.  In the hit film PARIAH, there’s not a relaxer, wig or 14 inch Remi Indian weave in sight.  In a society that exalts the Eurocentric standard of beauty (long straight hair, light skin, rail thin bodies),  […]

If you’re looking to tap into your inner grrl power, the Pariah soundtrack is just up your alley.  Artists from nasty girl Khia (“My Neck, My Back”) to indie rock star Tamar Kali make up an eclectic rainbow of strength and sexuality.  Pariah is the powerful debut film of director Dee Rees, who tells the […]

We all know that “tomboyish” sister or  the  eternal bachelor uncle who’s lived with the same male “roommate” for decades.  Filmmaker Dee Rees tackles one of the  hush-hush topics in our families  with her feature debut, Pariah.  The film is a lovely coming-of-age story about Alike, a bright and talented student (Adepero Oduye), who is […]

Pariah, the story of a Brooklyn lesbian teenager searching for her sexual expression led the field with nine nominations as the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF)announced its nominees Wednesday for its 12th annual Black Reel Awards. They were followed closely by both The Help and Jumping the Broom, which each garnered seven nominations,Mooz-Lum (which collected […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]