Hollywood Racism

Bozoma Saint John and Zendaya. Dark-skinned Black woman with long black hair, bright smile, gold necklace and sequined bustier stands beside light-skinned Black woman with hair in ponytail wearing hoop earrings and white dress with illustrated character

Zendaya On Racism, Colorism and Representation

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that.”

READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why the Nina Simone Biopic Debate is More Than Skin Deep

“But there is something deeply shameful—and hurtful—in the fact that even today a young Nina Simone would have a hard time being cast in her own biopic. In this sense, the creation of ‘Nina’ is not a neutral act. It is part of the problem.”

Nate Parker: 'Resistance Lives in the Air in This Current Moment'

The director, producer, writer and lead actor for ”The Birth of a Nation” describes contemporary activism and his quest to release Sundance’s most-anticipated film in a story from The Hollywood Reporter.