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Happy Birthday, Breonna Taylor

Today would have been EMT Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. We talk to writer and editor Morgan Jerkins about Breonna Taylor’s case and the ways that Black women are left out of the conversation on police brutality.

Netflix Just Reached Peak Black

The streaming service brought 47 of its black actors together to re-create an iconic photo and make a bold statement about its stance on representation in Hollywood.

Movies And TV Shows To Be Really Excited About In 2018

From A Wrinkle in Time to Ready Player One, and Rise to the Roseanne reboot, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to be excited about. In chronological order!

Ava DuVernay's Barbie Is The Most Important One Ever

By selling a doll in the likeness of the Selma director, Mattel has given creative license to a generation of young girls. "People have really been kind talking about why they are embracing this doll, but it's certainly not about me. It's about the image," DuVernay told BuzzFeed News exclusively.

The Young Actor Who Isn’t Afraid To Say No

Following breakout roles in Dear White People and Selma, the actor continues to seek out unconventional characters of style and substance, just like her role in Creed.

"Selma" Star David Oyelowo Speaks Out Against Hollywood's Ingrained Racism Problem

"We, as black people, have been celebrated more for when we are subservient, when we are not being leaders or kings or being in the center of our own narrative driving it forward," said the actor, who was surprisingly not nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Oscars Are Really White, And It's Not Surprising

Selma was snubbed in the acting and directing categories, and the fact that one film was left bearing the burdens of diversity in this year's awards race — the whitest in nearly 20 years — is a big problem. A BuzzFeed Entertainment conversation.

The Rise Of The Black British Actor In America

Due to a lack of opportunity in their home countries, black British actors are finding success — and meatier roles — telling Black American stories, sometimes even iconic ones. For David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, this is one of those transformative moments.

The Biggest Winners And Losers In Movies In 2014

From Marvel Studios' highs to Sony Pictures' lows, from Scarlett Johansson kicking butt to Adam Sandler bombing out, here are the highlights and lowlights in the movies this year.

How The Most Important Movie Of The Year Came To Be

Originally, Selma focused on President Lyndon B. Johnson, until director Ava DuVernay stepped in. “I wasn’t interested in telling the story of a white savior,” she told BuzzFeed News.

The "Selma" Cast Wore "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts To Their Premiere

Co-writer and director Ava DuVernay and many cast members showed their support for Eric Garner and Mike Brown at the New York premiere of Selma, a film that sheds light on another massive civil rights movement in the United States.

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