Harvey Weinstein Thinks the Increase and Success of African-American Films Is Because of 'the Obama Effect'

In light of the success of black films lately and in particular, Nest Picture Oscar winner “12 Years A Slave,” Harvey Weinstein said the number of African-American films recently amounts to a “renaissance” propelled by an “Obama effect.” 90 more words

Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor discuss Obama’s effect on Hollywood

According to The Weinstein Company’s co-chair, Harvey Weinstein, we are experiencing a rise in the number of movies with African-American actors in part because of the election of President Barack Obama. 304 more words


‘Obama Effect’ in Hollywood: Has the president impacted black films?

Anticipating the release of 12 Years a Slave, producer Harvey Weinstein has attributed the successful year in black cinema to an “Obama Effect, ” an erasure of racial lines triggered by the nation’s first black president. 1,506 more words


African-American Film Isn't Having a Renaissance: Harvey Weinstein and the Myth of the "Obama Effect"

Earlier this week, while on record with the entertainment blog The Wrap, Hollywood producer and power-player Harvey Weinstein blithely declared, “It’s a great moment … Hopefully it signals, with President Obama, a renaissance. 628 more words


Has the “Obama Effect” influenced the way black women wear their hair in the work place?

I actually wrote this article two years ago. Since then, the “Natural Hair” movement has progressed tremendously. Still, there is a concern regarding the perception of natural hair in the work place. 960 more words


like Obama.....mOmentlifesto…..###

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Glenn Greenwald: Why the Obama Administration's Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All

Why the Obama Administration’s Persecution of Bradley Manning Should Terrify Us All

The Government’s charges portend a dangerous new world for journalists and whistleblowers. Democracy Now… 1,590 more words
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