After premiering to rave reviews earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, The Birth Of Nation stumbled last weekend at its North American box-office opening. Beleaguered director Nate Parker‘s slave-rebellion drama raked in “$7.1 million from 2,105 theaters, capping weeks of controversy over Parker’s involvement in a 1999 rape trial.” He had hoped to bring in […]
Nate Parker discusses the tough journey to get the Nat Turner biopic made.
Nate Parker‘s film The Birth Of A Nation is finally hitting theaters today despite all of the controversy surrounding the film and it’s director— but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still people who don’t want the movie to see the light of day. On Thursday night, protesters, honoring victims of rape and sexual assault, gathered at the […]
Nate Parker and the cast of 'Birth of a Nation' share how important it was to be a part of the film.
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Roland Martin and his panel of guests discuss the controversy surrounding Parker and the upcoming release of his new film.
Actor, activist, and film director Nate Parker recently sat down with NewsOne Now Host Roland Martin to discuss his new film, The Birth of a Nation. The controversial movie chronicles the legacy of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831. Parker also discussed his transition into directing, his history in Hollywood, and the importance of showcasing films that […]
President Obama and his team will petition an order from a federal judge that called for 50,000 immigration records to be turned over and Justice Department lawyers to undergo ethics training. On Tuesday, the Justice Department said it believes the judge who made the order, Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the […]
Nathaniel “Nat” Turner and his slave rebellion, also known as the “Southampton Insurrection,” in Southhampton, Va., exists as the largest known revolt of its kind. Despite avoiding capture after killing 60 Whites and losing 100 of his own people, Turner would later be caught and executed on this day in 1831. SEE ALSO: Nat Turner Led […]
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