How Tessa Thompson Became A Modern Marvel
At a time when Hollywood is finally developing the kinds of projects for actors of color that had traditionally been out of reach, Tessa Thompson’s ascent to the A-list isn’t just welcome — it’s necessary. How can she embody this pivotal cultural moment without being defined by it?
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.
"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.
Many Golden Globes Acceptance Speeches Focused On Social Justice, Not Self-Congratulations
"I can and I did," said a tearful Gina Rodriguez. Trans issues, Michael Brown, freedom of speech, the ravages of AIDS, rape survivors, and the role of women were all given a spotlight at the 2015 Golden Globes.
Our 9 Favorite Feature Stories This Week: Dirty Cops, Michael Brown Sr., And A Whole Lot Of Elvis
This week for BuzzFeed News, Elise Jordan goes back to her hometown Mississippi to visit the world's most notorious Elvis shrine. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
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.
31 Behind-The-Scenes Entertainment Features From 2014 That Deserve The Spotlight
This year, BuzzFeed Entertainment talked to the people behind some of the biggest projects of the year (like The Hunger Games, American Horror Story, and Serial) and reminisced with others who helped make past favorites (like Friends, Twin Peaks, and Hey Dude). Warning: SPOILERS ABOUND!