"Because the world is so hard on young Black men, you end up creating this version of masculinity. You have to perform it in a certain way to protect yourself and to protect your community in a certain way." Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said.
Barry Jenkins is the writer and director of Moonlight, it follows the three life stages of Chiron, a young African-American boy trying to figure out his identity in Liberty City, a rough Miami neighborhood. It was based on the play by In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Moonlight is nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wrote: After 2016, the First Lady plans to continue her #62MillionGirls campaign promoting girls' education around the world. But there's at least one thing she hasn't been able to do for 8 years that she's really looking forward to.
Spike Lee stopped by to talk about his new film, the need for reasonable gun control laws, and whether or not sex strikes can really bring peace.
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Meet the Vodou Priestess Summoning Healing Spirits in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Broadly teams up with Academy Award-winning director, Lucy Walker in search of healing in Haiti. We travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Priestess Manbo Katy as she summons the spirits to help heal her community. (Vice)
Recreating 'Roots' For a Modern Audience: VICE Talks Film
VICE's Jaimie Sanchez interviews Mario Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, and Mark Wolper about the remake of Roots for this episode of VICE Talks Film. In this personal interview VICE Talks Film covers the legacy of Roots from 1977, what changes were made in this remake, and how the themes in Roots relates to today's political landscape. (VICE)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down to talk with Erica Lorraine Williams about her new book, "Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements". Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College.
SMOKEABLES: The Quickest Way to Make Cannabis Dabs
Dabbing has become a super popular way to smoke weed over the past few years, but wax or cannabis concentrate is not always the easiest thing to come by. However you can make it yourself at home with just some parchment paper, some weed & a flat iron, Watch as Abdullah shows us how. (VICE)
Left of Black With Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. to talk about teaching our children about sex, black masculinity, and state violence against black men. Daniels and Jackson recently published a book together titled, “Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money and Religion”. Daniels is an award-winning journalist and author. Professor Jackson is a cultural anthropologist, filmmaker, and the Dean of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the...
Bun B breaks down how 'Dump Trump' Republicans might be able to nominate a candidate other than Donald Trump at next week's Republican National Convention. A successful effort to 'free the delegates' is not probable, but it is possible. (VICE)
In our new video series, The Root Interviews, we examine social and political issues that affect black people in America. In this episode, The Root sat down with former police commander and author of "Once A Cop", Corey Pegues.
He shares his analysis on current police shootings, the black lives matter movement and solutions to help improve police and community relations.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with Professor E. Patrick Johnson to talk about his play, Sweet Tea. Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Sweet Tea will be touring this spring at Williams College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Brown University.
Gwen Ifill in Conversation with Michele Norris: Politics and Race
92nd Street Y wrote: Gwen Ifill talks with All Things Considered's Michele Norris about her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Subscribe for more videos like this: http://bit.ly/1GpwawV Your support helps us keep our content free for all.