One of the most fascinating aspects of Sidney Poitier’s career was his political and racial symbolism and how, in many ways, his screen life intertwined with that of the civil rights movement – and Martin Luther King himself.
While most were surprised by David Oyelowo’s (pictured left) Oscar snub for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the critically acclaimed “Selma,” the actor himself was not. Speaking Sunday at the Virtuoso Awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California, he said Hollywood has a long history of ignoring Black actors cast […]
As one of the finest Black thespians to ever grace the silver screen, veteran actor, director and author Sidney Poitier has long cemented his place in the annals of film lore for his staggering list of achievements in the acting world. Long retired, the 85-year-old achieved one of the highest honors in his field 48 […]
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