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Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at “Hidden Fences” in SNL Monologue

We continue to fall deeper in love with Octavia Spencer. Not only is she a brilliant actress and author, but she is also quite hilarious. Spencer hosted Saturday’s SNL by opening the show with a monologue that poked fun at this awards season’s reoccurring error where media announcers repeatedly called Hidden Figures by the wrong…

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Black Contemporary Film and the Endurance of Legacy

Oscars season is officially here! As a self-described film nerd, 2016 felt like a dream. From small films like ‘Little Men’ and ‘White Girl’ (who were royally gipped this awards season) to standard American blockbusters, it was an incredible year for cinema. When tasked with the responsibility to reflect on the last year in Black film,…

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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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Michelle Obama Will Host A White House Screening of ‘Hidden Figures’

First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting a Hidden Figures screening at the White House on Thursday. The cast, producers and director were invited to attend the special night where FLOTUS will share personal remarks. Along with Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams, the real life Katherine Johnson, played by Henson in…

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Pharrell Williams Surprises NYC Middle Schoolers During Their ‘Hidden Figures’ Performance

Pharrell Williams has left a priceless mark on the hearts of a few NYC middle schoolers. The hit maker showed up unannounced to surprise an auditorium filled with students, some of which took center stage to perform several songs from Hidden Figures soundtrack. It seems the children made the day equally as memorable for Pharrell…

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Audio: Alicia Keys & Pharrell Williams, “Apple”

Release your cares and throw your arms to the sky as you jam to Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams‘ new track “Apple.” The feel-good collaboration is one of many hit’s from the Hidden Figures soundtrack curated by Pharrell himself. To no surprise, the song aligns perfectly with the rest of the soundtrack and the film’s underlying theme of women empowerment. Hidden…

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Audio: Pharrell, “Crave”

Ever the innovator and equally the happy enthusiast, Pharrell has returned with yet another track from the upcoming Oscar-contender Hidden Figures. Laced in old school funk, “Crave” is an uptempo track filled with groovy guitar rhythms and horns to match. The catchy call-and-response jam encourages listeners to go after those irresistible desires with an underlying church…

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Audio: Pharrell Williams, “Runnin'”

Circling back to the big screen, Pharrell delivers the confident and upbeat “Runnin’” as a featured track for the film Hidden Figures, due to hit theaters on December 25th. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, the movie centers around three black women who aided NASA in the 1969 Space Race. Head on…

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The ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer Celebrates Black Women in STEM

Out of the many and continued accomplishments under our belt as people of color, from the first African American woman to travel in space to the first African American President of United States, there are several stories left untold to the masses. Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women…

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