Wanda Johnson, the mother of the 22-year-old father and victim of a fatal police shooting, said her son “did not die in vain.”
Actor Michael B. Jordan said he no longer wants to audition for roles specifically written as African-American. Instead, he’ll be looking to portray characters expected to be white.
The film, which explores an academic scandal, is being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Though only 29, Michael B. Jordan has already developed a 15-year filmography full of intense roles on both television and the silver screen.
A-Sides with Jon Chattman: #OscarsNotWhite - Hypothetical Nominations That Should've Happened Since 2000
The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag is on-point. The voters dropped the ball last year when they failed to give a nomination to anyone of color in major categories. Ditto for this year, and years before this and last year.
Supplying a bit of history, the young filmmaker came to him early on with the idea for Creed, and Stallone put him off. Stallone quipped that he wasn't even born until Rocky IV. Then Coogler made Fruitvale Station, a game changer, starring the actor Michael B. Jordan.
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Expresses Vision For A More Equal America
He has been vocal about Black Lives Matter. He has been a vocal proponent of equal opportunity for black actors in Hollywood. Everyone was behind him. Until one mediocre interview, and a Snapchat that he didn't make.
Jordan takes off in a blaze as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Marvel's Fantastic Four reboot film, in theaters now. Still, that crusader connection hadn't dawned on Jordan until EBONY.com raised the issue during a one-on-one interview in the days before the film's release.
When I visited Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, N.J. on July 19 and heard Johnson speak, six years after her son's death, it wasn't a dramatization of events it was real life. A mother poured her heart out to a congregation, which understood her pain.
2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black
Each year the Academy Awards’ Board of Governors collectively comes together to celebrate the various achievements in motion
The truth of the matter is that 2013 saw a range of black men portrayed in major films. And that is a very good and overdue thing.
While Dunn is unlikely to ever experience life again as a free man, neither Martin nor Davis will experience life at all beyond their 17th year of existence simply because someone else decided that they were justified in using their gun to 'defend' themselves.
Aaron Paul and Michael B. Jordan have joined the cast of John Hillcoat's upcoming heist flick "Triple Nine." Paul's involvement
As the story of late Oakland resident, Oscar Grant III’s fatal death was showcased to a national audience through Ryan Coogler’s