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Throwback Trailer: In the Heat of the Night (1967)

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. 50 more words

Throwback Trailer

In the Heat of the Night (USA, 1967)

Directed by: Norman Jewison. Chalk this one up to another “classic” movie I’ve always heard about but never got around to seeing. This year’s looking like a good run for those type of things so far. 363 more words

'Django Unchained' Producer on 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: Did Voters Have "Racial Fatigue"? (Guest Column)

by Reginald Hudlin

1/21/2015 8:00am PST

This story first appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

“I hate whining.

Ironically, when I was asked to write about the Oscar “whiteout,” I was in a planning meeting for the NAACP Image Awards. 392 more words

A Picture of Civil Rights History - March on Washington 1963

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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And The Oscar Nomination Goes To..... EQUALITY

The dripping gold of the Oscars… This is not the first time that I have spent my valuable time admiring the Oscars. As my first award dates back to the year January 18, 2013, via my contribution of theĀ blogĀ @EssienTv.com… 260 more words

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21 celebrity names you probably butcher

Some names are easy to pronounce, and some just aren’t. There are certain celebrity names we get wrong all of the time, and we’re here to put an end to it. 263 more words

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21 Celebrity Names You Probably Butcher

Some names are easy to pronounce, and some just aren’t. There are certain celebrity names we get wrong all of the time, and we’re here to put an end to it. 263 more words

Rihanna