12 Years a Slave

Comedian Wyatt Cenac Talks New Projects, Painful Jokes and Being the Only Black Guy in the Room

The former “Daily Show” correspondent and writer’s got a new stand-up album, two new TV shows, and plenty to say about showbiz racism and power. 

Lupita Nyong'o on #OscarsSoWhite: 'It’s a Symptom of Something Else'

“What we are asking for is really for more stories to be told—for inclusion in the stories that are told.”

Shoppers Can 'Get the Slave Look' With '12 Years a Slave' Mannequin

Um, what?

Take a Look at Solomon Northup's 1853 New York Times Profile

Read this original profile that appeared back on January 20, 1853.

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Big, and With Words, at Academy Awards

The film won three of the Academy Award’s biggest prizes on Sunday night.

Lupita Nyong'o: 'I Was Teased and Taunted About My Skin'

The actress opened up about some of the obstacles she had to overcome while growing up as a dark-skinned girl.

Infographic Illustrates the Structural Racism of the Oscars

The year of the black film? Not so fast.

On Next Year's High School Curriculum? '12 Years a Slave'

The film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s remarkable story is one of the leading contenders for this year’s Academy Award for Best Feature Film

Steve McQueen Doesn't Want Another '12 Years a Slave'

The director took home Britain’s most coveted filmmaking prize.

Watch Lupita Nyong'o Emotional Critics' Choice Awards Speech

Beware with this video: It’ll have you in tears, too.

'12 Years a Slave,' '20 Feet From Stardom' Among This Year's Oscar Nominations

The awards season continues to be kind

Lupita Nyong'o Absolutely Stuns on Golden Globe Red Carpet

The breakout actress stole the show on the red carpet.

'12 Years a Slave' Wins Best Drama at Golden Globes

Is an Oscar next?

'12 Years a Slave' Leads This Year's Golden Globe Nominations

In total, the film is nominated for seven awards, including best picture.

Maybe 2013 Wasn't The Year Of 'The Black Movie' After All

Shani O. Hilton points out that we’ve been here before.

Steve McQueen Working With Russell Simmons on HBO Drama

The drama explores a young black man’s experiences navigating New York City’s high society.

How '12 Years a Slave' Exposes Early Rape Culture

The sexual violence against the enslaved woman Patsy reminds us that slavery lays in the DNA of rape culture

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

A List of Every Theater That's Playing '12 Years a Slave'

The film opens nationwide on November 1.

'12 Years a Slave' Has Big Opening Weekend With Diverse Audience

The film had a successful opening weekend that extended far beyond the box office.