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After premiering to rave reviews earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, The Birth Of Nation stumbled last weekend at its North American box-office opening. Beleaguered director Nate Parker‘s slave-rebellion drama raked in “$7.1 million from 2,105 theaters, capping weeks of controversy over Parker’s involvement in a 1999 rape trial.” He had hoped to bring in […]
Nate Parker, actor and creator of the controversial film Birth Of A Nation, came through to the studio to talk about the incredible journey of making and getting his movie seen. He explains why, of all the stories, the story of Nat Turner was so important for him to tell. “This is our Braveheart,” he […]
Nate Parker discusses the tough journey to get the Nat Turner biopic made.
Nate Parker‘s film The Birth Of A Nation is finally hitting theaters today despite all of the controversy surrounding the film and it’s director— but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still people who don’t want the movie to see the light of day. On Thursday night, protesters, honoring victims of rape and sexual assault, gathered at the […]
Nate Parker and the cast of 'Birth of a Nation' share how important it was to be a part of the film.
Parker said, "All I know is the film exists. You can kill the messenger, you can come for me, it’s alright."
With Nate Parker‘s highly anticipated film “Birth Of A Nation” headed to theaters nation-wide this Friday, Jeff Johnson highlights the importance of the critically-acclaimed film’s central historic figure, Nat Turner. Turner lead a bloody slave rebellion on a plantation Virginia in 1831, recruiting slaves left and right until it spread to neighboring plantations. Sign Up […]
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, recently sat down with Belafonte and criminal justice activist Carmen Perez for an exclusive interview to discuss Belafonte's upcoming music and arts festival, Many Rivers to Cross.
The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is just days away and it still needs your help.
President Obama and his team will petition an order from a federal judge that called for 50,000 immigration records to be turned over and Justice Department lawyers to undergo ethics training. On Tuesday, the Justice Department said it believes the judge who made the order, Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the […]