Juneteenth

‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’ Review: ACLU Lawyer Lays Out a Clear Case for a More Perfect Union

Never underestimate people’s ability to rationalize. To paraphrase Joan Didion’s “The White Album,” our minds find ways to make sense of the nonsensical, not merely as stories but…

Kristen Stewart’s ‘Spencer’ to Close Austin Film Festival, ‘The Humans’ Added to Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

The Austin Film Festival has announced new additions to its 2021 lineup, including the Kristen Stewart-starring “Spencer” and Stephen Karam’s “The Humans.” The festival will take place in…

Vertical Entertainment Buys Eliza Coupe Thriller ‘The Estate’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Vertical Entertainment — the distributor behind such movies as “Miss Juneteenth,” “Shadow in the Cloud” and “Ava” — has acquired the distribution rights for “The Estate” in North…

Kendrick Sampson Signs With M88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor and activist Kendrick Sampson has signed with M88, the independently operated representation firm founded in 2020 by Phillip Sun and Macro’s Charles D. King. Alongside M88, the…

Kendrick Sampson Signs With M88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Actor and activist Kendrick Sampson has signed with M88, the independently operated representation firm founded in 2020 by Phillip Sun and Macro’s Charles D. King. Alongside M88, the…

The Weeknd to Receive Quincy Jones Humanitarian Honor at First Black Music Action Coalition Awards Ceremony

The Weeknd will be honored with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the first annual Music in Action Awards, hosted by the Black Music Action Coalition and taking…

Academy Invites 395 New Members for 2021, Including Robert Pattinson, Andra Day, Steven Yeun

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 395 artists and executives that have been invited to join this year — about half the number…

NAACP slams Ikea’s Juneteenth watermelon menu apology as ‘empty’

Swedish big box store’s apology for its controversial menu is left a bad taste in the mouth of Georgia’s black community leaders.

Candyman Trailer #2 Puts a Fresh Spin on the Iconic Urban Legend

A new trailer has been released for Nia DaCosta’s Candyman ahead of its release in theaters this summer. Co-written by DaCosta, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld, the new…

Ikea Juneteenth menu with watermelon, fried chicken sparks outrage

An attempt to honor Juneteenth has intensely backfired for one Georgia Ikea.

10 Biggest Takeaways From Variety’s Changemakers Summit

Pharrell Williams, H.E.R., Opal Lee and other individuals transforming the entertainment industry discussed the importance of diversity, inclusion and elevating underrepresented voices in Variety’s Changemakers Summit, which ran virtually…

Candyman Poster and New Images Dare You to Say His Name

A new poster for the upcoming horror sequel, Candyman, dares you to say his name, with several new images teasing the new cast of characters who will no…