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OPINION - For the most part, Denzel Washington has played a prototypical hero but lately, like in his new film 'Safe House' for instance, he's taken on edgier, darker -- even villainous roles, and as a fan, I think it's a great thing...
OPINION - On Tuesday morning the racially-themed drama scored four Academy Award nominations, including two for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Along with the expected plaudits and praise from fans of the film -- there was a notable backlash...
theGRIO REPORT - Ten years later, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer have scored Oscar nominations for their leading and supporting roles in 'The Help' (respectively) and are poised to make history at the Academy Awards all over again...
OPINION - 'Red Tails' won't attract audiences because it was hard to finance. The film will have to deliver dramatically or it will have been all for naught...
OPINION - Eddie Murphy has had one of the most mercurial movie careers in modern Hollywood history...
OPINION - Does 'The Wiz' hold a candle to Lumet's most seminal work -- hardly. But it's still a fascinating part of an incredible career that has sadly come to an end...
OPINION - Is prejudice really behind the paucity of quality black films and roles or are we not spreading the love with our pocketbooks enough to get good work recognized?...
OPINION - There's something a little sad about these undeniably talented comedic actors resigning themselves to endlessly return to this tried and tired formula...
REVIEW - The good news is if you approach this new album entirely on its own merits and without next to no expectations, it won't disappoint...
REVIEW - As a piece of filmmaking, 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' fails on almost every conceivable level...
Do the nominations of Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Daniels and Freeman herald a real shift in the Academy Awards' rocky reputation with the black community?
REVIEW - As a piece of entertainment Antoine Fuqua's new film is first-rate but as food for thought it falls short...
In a meeting that many in the African-American community considered a long time coming, President Obama met with black leaders today ...
In an interview with theGrio, Matthews said, "I thought I was saying something wonderful and positive about America."