HW Pick: “God Loves Uganda,” A Film By Roger Ross Williams (video)

god loves uganda by Roger Ross WilliamsWith God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. Continue Reading →

Excuse Me: Oscar Winner Lupita Holds “the little man” (video)

Watch as Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o talks to the press right after winning her award.

Acceptance Speech “Yes! Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much pain in someone else’s. Continue Reading →

Rosie Perez Does “Do The Right Thing”

rosie-perezBy Ken Simmons

25 years after making her powerful acting debut in Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated “Do The Right Thing,” Rosie Perez is continuing her mission of inspiring others with her revelations of overcoming abject poverty and abuse in her memoir HANDBOOK FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE LIFE: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair). Continue Reading →

Films: Stories Where the Truth Hurts

12_Years_A_Slave_-_Steve_McQueen-director,_Lupita_Nyongo,_actor_&_ChiwetelEjiofor,_actor-_Photo_Ben_A_Pruchie_2013_Getty_ImagesBy Claude Jay

January marked the start of the presentation of the film and television awards recognizing the achievements in filmmaking and television production. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Gabby Part Of Record Number Of African American Presenters At 2014 Oscars

gabourey-sidibeThis is one of the most exciting years in black film ever, and now 2014 is a record year for African American presenters at the 86th Academy Awards, and Harlem girl . We have a list of those fabulous African American presenters that will appear, including Harlem hot girl Gabourey Sidibe. Continue Reading →

H.E.A.F.’s 1st Annual Oscar Party

HEAF_-OSCARPARTY_VFAIR_F4Harlem man and ex-model Musa Jackson does it again with the 1st Annual Oscar Party at Corner Social In Harlem on 126th Street and Lenox Avenue. Continue Reading →

4 Questions With Decendent of 12 Years A Slave’s Solomon Northup

Chiwetel-Ejiofor-as-Solomon-Northup-in-Steve-McQueenss-12-Years-a-SlaveWith the Oscars just a few days away on March 2nd at 7 pm, our friends at WNYC and PRI’s The Takeaway examines the real story behind 12 Years A Slave that has inspired this year’s Best Picture nominations. Continue Reading →