Bill Duke

With so much attention being paid to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the Academy Awards, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now shifted the focus of the conversation from acting nominations to a broader look at the entire movie industry. On Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Martin sat down with director/producer Bill Duke, who understands not just what happens […]

Following the death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin in Berkeley, Missouri–just miles away from where Michael Brown was left slain–local leaders are asking for the community to keep the protests peaceful. Tensions still remain high in the area after the Brown incident, and Martin’s death came on the heels of the controversial verdict. The morning after […]

If you watch awards shows, you’ve noticed that there’s not a whole lot of African-Americans winning awards for our work behind the scenes. That’s because our numbers behind the scenes are a little sparse. Actor-producer-director Robert Townsend; actor-producer-director Bill Duke; and writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood joined Roland Martin on Washington Watch to talk about how to […]