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Black KkKlansMan Wins Top Prize at Cannes, Spike Lee’s First Ever Nod From the French Film Fest Black KkKlansMan Wins Top Prize at Cannes, Spike Lee’s First Ever Nod From the French Film Fest

Love Spike Lee to death, but we wouldn’t be throwing that much shade if we said that sometimes the big homie’s films are about as good as his beloved Knicks in the playoffs.

Black Cop’s Tale of Infiltrating KKK Is a Hit at Cannes Black Cop’s Tale of Infiltrating KKK Is a Hit at Cannes

New Spike Lee Joint Gets Standing Ovation

This Is Us: Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Boasts Killer Cast This Is Us: Jordan Peele’s New Social Thriller Boasts Killer Cast

Upon releasing his debut movie, Get Out, Jordan Peele made it clear he wanted to stay within the horror genre. As we all know, the film, which Peele classified as a “social thriller,” quickly broke the bank, becoming the most profitable movie of 2017 and a pop-culture phenomenon.

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means there’s a better than 90 percent chance that you’ve both seen the video and had a discussion about it already. Probably several.

(He) Got That Glow: Daniel Kaluuya Shows Us That Fenty Makes the Fellas Flawless, Too! (He) Got That Glow: Daniel Kaluuya Shows Us That Fenty Makes the Fellas Flawless, Too!

This is Daniel Kaluuya’s first time running the hectic gantlet of awards season, but we wouldn’t know it. From his bold suit choices to his beauty routine, Kaluuya has emerged a real red-carpet winner.

Watch: Jordan Peele’s Untelevised Oscars Speech Is Everything We Never Knew We Needed

Jordan Peele made history Sunday night when his film Get Out won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Peele, who was only the fourth black writer to ever be nominated for best original screenplay, became the first African American to take home the award in the category. Yes, 90 years later, “firsts” are still…

The Fish-Porn Flick That Beat Get Out and Won the Oscar for Best Picture, Explained The Fish-Porn Flick That Beat Get Out and Won the Oscar for Best Picture, Explained

Not technically a fish. According to the Wikipedia page about this film, it’s a “captured humanoid-amphibian creature.”

So ... Will Hollywood Finally Learn This Lesson, or Nah? So ... Will Hollywood Finally Learn This Lesson, or Nah?

When writer-director Jordan Peele won his Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 2017’s biggest hit, Get Out, I cheered. When cast members of 2018’s biggest hit so far, Marvel’s Black Panther, walked the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards, I swooned. And when I looked out at the sea of (mostly) white people attending…

We Love Us: #BlackExcellence Met #BlackElegance at the 2018 Oscars We Love Us: #BlackExcellence Met #BlackElegance at the 2018 Oscars

While there were no big upsets like last year’s last-minute turnover of the award for best picture, the Oscars also weren’t so white this year, as proved by the red carpet of the 90th Academy Awards Sunday night in Hollywood, Calif.

In the Spirit: Stars Celebrate at the Independent Spirit Awards In the Spirit: Stars Celebrate at the Independent Spirit Awards

Tonight, cinephiles everywhere will gather in front of their television screens to watch the biggest stars and biggest films of the year vie for the biggest prizes in cinema at the 90th Academy Awards. (If you haven’t already, join The Glow Up Facebook group to participate in a live red-carpet roundup with us at 6:45…

Some Older Academy Voters Won’t Let Get Out Be Oscar-Great, Haven’t Even Watched Film Some Older Academy Voters Won’t Let Get Out Be Oscar-Great, Haven’t Even Watched Film

Even though the film was nominated for four major Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture and Best Director, some longtime Oscar voters still haven’t watched Get Out because they don’t deem it Oscar material.

America Wasn’t Ready for Get Out’s Too Depressing (and Too Realistic) Alternate Ending. Neither Was I America Wasn’t Ready for Get Out’s Too Depressing (and Too Realistic) Alternate Ending. Neither Was I

A year after I first watched it—and a day after watching it again on HBO (which seems to have a networkwide mandate to show it 17 times a week now)—the part of Get Out that fucks with me the most is that after Chris discovers Rose’s collection of selfies with the black people she’s lured into lobotomy and slavery, I…

Oprah Brought SuperSoul Conversations to the Apollo and Aligned All of Harlem's Chakras Oprah Brought SuperSoul Conversations to the Apollo and Aligned All of Harlem's Chakras

When Oprah builds it, we all come. She’s got this undeniable Midas touch, which is why we want her to save America by running for president, but we don’t deserve the precious soul that is Oprah as the leader of the free world. In fact, in order for her to keep her limitless effervescence, it’s best that we keep Momma…

God Bless This #NoirTown Janelle Monáe Photo Shoot Directed by Jordan Peele God Bless This #NoirTown Janelle Monáe Photo Shoot Directed by Jordan Peele

What a time to be alive. Jordan Peele, who’s now a little less than two weeks away from hopefully clutching his first Oscar, was recently asked by W Magazine to direct a fashion shoot.

Get Out and See the Most Talked About Movie of 2017 In Theaters for Free on Monday Get Out and See the Most Talked About Movie of 2017 In Theaters for Free on Monday

Whether you missed out on Get Out’s original theater run or you just want a chance to see it on the big screen one more time, now is your chance to do so—for free.

Watch: Jordan Peele Loves How Black People Watch Horror at the Movie Theater

Jordan Peele’s Get Out took home major awards at this year’s African-American Film Critics Association Awards, winning best director, best picture, best actor (a nod to Daniel Kaluuya, who played the main character, Chris) and best screenplay.

Get Out Is an Iconic, Critically Acclaimed Film, but Writer-Director Jordan Peele ‘Didn’t Know It Was Ever Going to Get Made’ Get Out Is an Iconic, Critically Acclaimed Film, but Writer-Director Jordan Peele ‘Didn’t Know It Was Ever Going to Get Made’

Looking at the success of Get Out, one would imagine that writer-director Jordan Peele knew what he was getting into when he started working on the project.

Mudbound and Other Films That Get Black Folks Pissed Off at White People Mudbound and Other Films That Get Black Folks Pissed Off at White People

Over the holiday break, I finally got around to watching Netflix’s Mudbound, last year’s period drama by director Dee Rees (who also wrote and directed 2011’s magnificent Pariah). The film was adapted from the 2008 Hillary Jordan novel about two families—one black and one white—attempting to stay afloat by…

Top 10 Moments Black People Won in 2017 Top 10 Moments Black People Won in 2017

2017 has been, how do I put this succinctly, a fucking shit year.

Why 2017 Was the Year of Rose Armitage

To be a person of color in America is to always be tangled between dueling worlds. What was different in 2017, more so than any other year in recent memory, was how those polarities were laid bare for everyone else to see.

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