Congratulations to Octavia Spencer for winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “The Help.” See her acceptance speech below. Question: Who’s your favorite Actor or Actress? Saundra Butler favorite actress: I have 2…Sanaa Lathan and Taraji P. Henson Kevin Boardley TarajiP Henson& NiaLong. Jemar McCoy kinda of hard to say but I guess I […]

“The Help” cleaned up last night with wins for Best Ensemble cast, Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color and women,” Davis said. “It’s all of our burden, all of us.” […]

This morning, nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globes were announced at the Beverly Hilton in Hollywood.  Idris Elba landed a Best Actor/ Miniseries nomination for his role as DCI John Luther in the BBC procedural “LUTHER.”  This is Elba’s second Golden Globe nomination for  playing the complex and tortured police detective. Viola Davis and […]

“The Help” became the number one film in the country and has been acclaimed by critics, despite the controversy that’s been sparked in the Black community. Why has this project drawn such a negative reaction? Very few movies with African-American stars are released to the masses, and many were upset that one of the few […]

"The Help" is still the number one film in the country, despite the controversy that's been sparked. But this is a movie that Black woman should see. Here's why...

ABC saved the best for last, as they called on the Queen of Hip Hop Soul to close out their ‘Good Morning America’ Summer Concert series. MJB performed her new single, 25/8, Just Fine, and the theme song from ‘The Help’. Check out Mary’s performance, below. TINY SPEAKS ON T.I. BEING DETAINED BY THE FEDS […]

Much of the east coast is a mess after Hurricane Irene, but that didn’t stop the maids of “The Help” from cleaning up at the box office. For the second week in a row, ‘The Help’ was No. 1, with an estimated $14.3 million, fending off newcomers ‘Colombiana,’ ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ and […]

On this week’s episode of “Cinema in Noir,” we examine the racial and political undertones of “Rise of The Planet of The Apes” with writer Max S. Gordon.  In his essay, ” I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” Gordon states: “Could it be that when Hollywood finally decides to tell […]

Tune in to a special edition of “Keeping It Reel” with host Tim Gordon on Blog Talk Radio.  Daryle Lockhart of Black Box Office and The Urban Daily’s ReBecca Theodore-Vachon weigh in on the history and imagery of African-Americans in cinema, and if the recently released The Help is a step forward or backward for […]