Barry Jenkins, Director of 'Moonlight' Explains Black Masculinity
"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.
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.
Zoe Saldana looks stunning in a white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline as she covers the December issue of Manhattan magazine. The actress opened up about gender equality and her career, saying, "It's very hard being a woman in a man's world." When it comes to her roles in Hollywood, she admits that she is very picky, saying, "what matters most is that they be good female roles where the character isn't cardboard or objectified, and where there's real substance."
The Moment President Obama First Meets Federal Inmates: Fixing the System (Teaser)
Check out an exclusive clip from VICE and HBO's upcoming special on criminal justice in the US: 'Fixing The System' - it will air September 27. Watch the full trailer: http://bit.ly/1MmMPRj In the first clip to go live from the special, we see the moment that President Obama meets the inmates and sits down with them for an in-depth conversation.
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)
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.
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.