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Barry Jenkins, Film, Florida State Seminoles, Florida State University, James Baldwin, LIberty City, Movies -

Don’t be fooled by director Barry Jenkins’s 5-foot-8-inch frame and nerdy, bespectacled appearance. Once upon a time, the Oscar winning-director of the new and already critically acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk was a pretty good football player — he had skills. And he competed with and against some of the best in the state […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s top artist colonies is naming its library after James Baldwin. The MacDowell Colony announced Wednesday that the James Baldwin Library will be dedicated Nov. 4, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Poet Kevin Young and educator-writer Florence Ladd are scheduled to speak at the ceremony. Baldwin, who died in […]

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During the course of filming If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins tried to stay loyal to the vision and flavor of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel of the same name. Jenkins filmed in Harlem, where Baldwin’s tragic love story takes place, and the film recently premiered at the Apollo Theater, not far from where Baldwin…

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The 56th New York Film Festival premiered If Beale Street Could Talk at the legendary Apollo Theatre on Tuesday night in Harlem.

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Coming off of directing the Academy Award-winning Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ upcoming movie, If Beale Street Could Talk takes on the passion and pain of a black family battling to prove the innocence of a man being falsely accused of a crime. The film is based on James Baldwin’s 1974 novel and it’s the first English-language feature adaptation of […]

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“Trust love, all the way.” Those are the final words of Barry Jenkins’ full-length trailer for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel, If Beale Street Could Talk, which was released by Annapurna pictures on Thursday morning.

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Though James Baldwin left Harlem when he was in his teens, the historic black neighborhood was never far from his mind. Harlem showed up throughout Baldwin’s work, from his influential personal essays to his fiction. Now, as Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins gets ready to take his adaptation of Baldwin’s novel, If

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Barry Jenkins picked the perfect day to share the trailer for his long-awaited film, If Beale Street Could Talk. He posted the clip on social media in honor of James Baldwin‘s birthday (Baldwin penned the novel the film is based on.) “For me, August 2nd has always been a day to pay tribute, so… a […]

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A Black columnist's attempt to have a civil, mature conversation about race proved too much to handle for Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who launched into an on-air fit.

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Civil Rights, Documentary, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Movies, Nina Simone -

Here’s a phrase I bet you thought you’d never read: Be prepared to fangirl over Lorraine Hansberry. Told ya. Friday at 9 p.m., PBS is airing Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, a documentary on Hansberry, whose life story has been collapsed into a criminally incomplete Black History Month tidbit. She wrote A Raisin in the Sun, and […]

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2017 movies about race, Christian Bale, Entertainment, Featured, Film, Get Out, Hostiles, I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin, Jordan Peele, Mudbound, The Big Sick, The Dinner -

2017 has been a year riddled with long-standing racial tensions in this country and the film world certainly took notice...

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Barry Jenkins, the award-winning director of Moonlight, is reportedly set to direct his next movie, according to Variety.

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Entertainment, I am not your negro, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, News, Writer-director Barry Jenkins -

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-director Barry Jenkins’ feature-film follow-up to his Oscar-winning “Moonlight” will be […]

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Cover Stories, James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time -

Fifty-four years after James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time revolutionized the way we talk about race, it still feels eerily present. Taken out of historical context, Baldwin’s words read like they were written yesterday, not published in The New Yorker more than five decades ago. At the time, Down at the Cross: Letter from a […]

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All Day, Daily Dose, Dear White People, James Baldwin, Lonzo Ball, Marijuana -

Quick announcement: On Saturday from noon-2 p.m. EDT, Aaron Dodson and I will be hosting an ESPN Radio special for the 70th anniversary of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day. Should be a fun one, kiddos! The United States dropped on a bomb on Afghanistan. It’s still not really clear why. According to officials, 36 […]

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James Baldwin, News, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture -

On Wednesday, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture announced that it had acquired James Baldwin's personal archive.

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Commentary, I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin, Movies, Raoul Peck -

Even before the rise of the mendacious authoritarian currently occupying the position of U.S. commander in chief, the American populace was susceptible to falling for propaganda. For evidence, you needn’t look further than Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck’s latest documentary, the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, currently in theaters. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson — […]

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All Day, Black Lives Matter, I Am Not Your Negro, James Baldwin, Movies, Raoul Peck -

By the time I Am Not Your Negro comes to a close, you’ve been taken on a journey through black excellence, despondence and correspondence that as a history lesson is brilliant. Director Raoul Peck serves up a blend of archival footage, historical photos and the voice work of Samuel L. Jackson to finish the untold […]

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Culture, featured, Film, I am not your negro, James Baldwin, racism -

Has cinema become the de facto leader of the Black community? It would certainly seem […]

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Commentary, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., MLK Day, Pots And Pans -

“It’s not light we need, but fire.” — Frederick Douglass, 19th century abolitionist “God gave Noah the rainbow sign. No more water, the fire next time.” — James Baldwin from his 1963 collection of essays, The Fire Next Time. Damian Lillard speaks to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s courage to stand up for his beliefs […]

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Daniel José Older, Emily Raboteau, James Baldwin, Kiese Laymon, Kima Jones, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race -

A virtual roundtable conversation featuring Kima Jones, Kiese Laymon, Daniel José Older, and Emily Raboteau, four contributors to The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race edited by Jesmyn Ward. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that […]

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