BET is set to air a new miniseries next year with the controversial title of The Book Of Negroes, which will depict the journey of slaves in America. The project was almost dismissed but thanks to the popularity of films like 12 Years Slave, the project was given a green light.
Sainsbury’s, a popular supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, recently disgraced themselves with a high level of ignorance after they displayed a 12 Years a Slave mannequin next to the recently released DVD/Blu-ray.
NFL linebacker Brandon Spikes made an ill-fated pop culture reference to the Best Picture-winning 12 Years a Slave in a diss to his old team, the New England Patriots.
Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt’s 12 Years a Slave took home the 2014 Oscar’s top honor last night but some media outlets just couldn’t get with times and bask in the positive light.
Comedienne and author Chelsea Handler took over Huffington Post’s Twitter account, and live-tweeted the happenings of the 2014 Academy Awards. Although Handler’s brand of comedy has always bordered on edgy, many felt she went over the line with a series of tasteless tweets aimed at Lupita Nyong’o, Sidney Poitier, and others.
Provided that “Happy” wins an Academy Award, Pharrell Williams might make (Black) history this weekend. On Sunday (March 2), Williams could become the sixth Black person to win a Best Original Song Oscar in the awards show’s 85-year history.