The Butler

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his recurring role on HBO’s "True Blood," has died.

UPDATE: 1/18/14 — 4:47 PM EST A Facebook spokesperson responding to our inquiry into the removal of a post supporting Black films because it “violated community standards” released the following statement: “We mistakenly removed the content after a user reported it as a violation of our Community Standards. We apologize for the inconvenience.” NewsOne has […]

In the age of “There’s no dense opinion not worth sharing,” I came across one of the most frustratingly stupid articles of all the time. The Guardian’s Orville Lloyd Douglas has officially upped the ante in his misguided and dumb essay over his exhaustion with slave narratives on the big screen along with a call for […]

Maryland organizer Tiffany Flowers and her boyfriend Alan Hanson entered the Regal Cinemas Majestic Stadium 20 theater in Silver Spring, Maryland expecting to enjoy a showing of the highly anticipated Lee Daniel’s The Butler. Instead, they were greeted  by police officers and armed guards who maintained a presence inside of the theater for the duration of the […]

Speaking to reporters at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Orlando, Florida, Oscar nominated-director Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler), said that it is possible for White people — particularly in the Deep South — to “really love” Black people and still call them “n*ggas,” reports Delving into the “strategic” use of the […]