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Barry Jenkins to Direct a James Baldwin Novel-adapted Film

For our own obsession, we’re relieved to know that Barry Jenkins is already back at work on his next project. Following the well-deserved success of his critically acclaimed, multi-award winning feature film Moonlight, the director extraordinaire’s next film will be an adaption of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. The 1974 novel tells the story…

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Watch The Trailer For James Baldwin Doc ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

James Baldwin was a big part of my awakening process. No one has written about America the way he has. His honesty and analysis is an indispensable part of the literary canon and anyone who wants to understand America should read him. If anyone should be the subject of a documentary, Baldwin is the most…

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James Baldwin’s Unfinished Novel Will Come To Light in ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Documentary

“The future of the Negro in this country is precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country — it is entirely up to the American people whether or not they are going to try and find out in their own hearts why it was necessary to have a nigger in the…

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Interview: February James

February James is the sort of name you’d give a bad ass girl band, who rivals Betty Davis, or a misunderstood leading lady, of the Nola Darling variety. She’s not quite the nasty gal, but she’s gotta have a penchant for wandering, and attracting women who are seemingly lost on their journeys of self-exploration. An…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Ferguson Documentary ‘Whose Streets?’ Acquired by Magnolia Pictures

A documentary on Ferguson, MO’s uprising following the police murder of Michael Brown is now an acquisition of the indie distribution company behind the James Baldwin-dedicated I Am Not Your Negro, Magnolia Pictures, as reported by Deadline. Having originally premiered on January 19th at Sundance, Whose Streets? is expected to reach theaters sometime this summer…

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There Are Over 21 Black-Owned Banks In The U.S.

Did you know we have over 21 Black-owned banks in the U.S? In 2013, HBCU Money published a list of Black-owned banks and credit unions. In light of our country’s recent tragedies, here’s what they found and what you should learn. Let’s wake up and realize where we should really be putting our hard working…

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‘Black-ish’ Debuts Powerful Episode “Hope” On Police Brutality

ABC’s Black-ish is only on its second season and already I have a personal connection to it that I haven’t had for a series in a very long time. As a Black child raised in the suburbs by a mother who worked her way out of the Bronx during some of New York’s roughest years,…

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The List: DeRay McKesson

“The List” is our bi-weekly series that highlights select artists and the various, random things that they’re currently into and inspired by. Ranging from all creative facets, this series shall serve as your go-to for all things visionary and artistic. While he is known to many as one of the protestors who spent a large…

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Back, Back: Saint Heron Reflect on 2013

With imminent moments of cascading confetti, midnight kisses, and the comforting assurance of the idyllic that a new year embodies, it seems most apropos to revisit the events that ushered in 2014. In the spirit of the evocative, the women of SaintHeron.com take a retrospective look at 2013. From a curated soundscape that captured noteworthy…

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Tupac’s ‘2Pacalypse Now’ Album Hits Adulthood While Keeping Cultural Relevancy

It wasn’t his greatest. It’s not even his most popular. But what is clear about Tupac Shakur’s debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, is that it remains just as relevant as it was when we were wearing cross-colours and overalls in 1991. Now was a deliberate first-person experience of life for a black person in America. Every…

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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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