12 Years A Slave

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.

Has Hollywood (see: white folks) culturally appropriated the talented and beautiful Lupita Nyong’o?

Details are emerging regarding a divide of sorts between 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley after the 2014 Academy Awards this past Sunday.

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.

Lupita Nyong’o’s dominance at the Spirit, Image and SAG Awards has culminated into one very powerful win on the fateful night of March 2, 2014.

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.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is giving the award-winning 12 Years a Slave the distinction Alex Haley’s Roots had before it by having it mass circulated in the public school system as a vital teaching utility.

Oprah Winfrey returned to acting after a long layoff, and her appearance in The Butler especially caused a stir based on comments from co-star Terrence Howard. The mogul has been recognized along with Forest Whitaker, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan by Essence and the stars grace the cover of the magazine’s Hollywood issue.

The 86th Academy Awards are just over a month away, and today begins the annual stir, as the public receives the list of nominees. As expected, highly lauded films like 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Gravity are among the top of the crop.