Back in 2008, before Lupita Nyong’o attended the Yale School of Drama, she starred in “Shuga.” Shuga was a Viacom production aired on MTV Kenya. Check out the first full episode of Shuga set in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi.
Nyong’o plays Ayira, a waitress hustling to rise up the social ladder — and we do mean hustling. The series was part of MTV Kenya’s Staying Alive Ignite! initiative, a series of shows and announcements that tried to take sex in the age of the African AIDS crisis seriously. Here, Nyong’o’s character flirts with whomever she wants, whenever she wants, using her brains and beauty to create a better life for herself. The character verges on unsympathetic, which is thrilling to watch
ANNIE - Official Trailer starring Quvenzhané Wallis & Jamie Foxx.
In theaters December 19, 2014
I recently came across some teasers for a dope new web series from Sundance filmmaker, Tahir Jetter. The series “Hard Times,” set in Brooklyn, is about a guy who is so down on his luck, he resorts to STRIPPING (what?!). The production quality looks excellent and I’m really excited about the release; definitely check them out! The series premieres in April.
Second teaser trailer under the cut! (both videos NSFW.)
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (Lifetime Trailer) staring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer.
The Trip to Bountiful is based on American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote’s Tony nominated play of the same name, which is set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, and follows one woman’s quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family’s future.
Tune-in to Lifetime March 8th 2014.
Dear White People (Clip 3) Can Black people be racist?
Dear White People (Clip 2) The Tip Test
So your waitress is rude and your food is about 40 minutes late, do you:
a. No tip.
b. 15 - 20% the generally accepted value in North America.
c. Over tip: 20 - 25% to prove a point that AA’s actually do tip.
Dear White People (clip 1)
Culture wars erupt at Winchester University when an all-black residence hall is dismantled in this playful satire that challenges our ideas of identity in our supposed post-racial world.
THIS, did not end the way I thought it would.
Erika Alexander Explains Why White Executives Only Cast Black Actors in Stereotypical Roles
Think Like a Man Too (Trailer)
In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
In theaters June 20, 2014
That’s Alright by Laura Mvula.
How cute is this!!! Short film: Tamara
Animation is one of the things I want to be able to do eventually. Even if it means going back to school. This is a great story and the background and cgi details are superb.
The central park five (trailer)