The Actor Who’s Making Strides For Afro-Latinos In Hollywood
Laz Alonso stars on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura as the Afro-Latino Detective Billy Soto. “People are becoming a lot more sensitive and aware that there are different kinds of Latin; there are different kinds of black people,” the actor told BuzzFeed News.
Here's Your First Listen Of Jamal's Emotional New Song From This Week's "Empire"
"'Battle Cry' is a super-passionate song," Jussie Smollett told BuzzFeed News. "It’s just so beautiful and fits perfectly with the scene."
Keke Palmer Defends Racial Stereotypes On "Scream Queens"
“I definitely did think about some of the jokes,” Palmer told BuzzFeed News. “Ultimately as an actor, you have to try to find a way to not be personal.”
"Black-Ish" Tackles Gun Control In This Week's Episode
Creator Kenya Barris talks to BuzzFeed News about the controversial storyline. Plus, check out an exclusive clip from the episode!
The Woman Who's Speaking Out About UCB’s Diversity Problem
“The biggest problem is a reluctancy to admit and accept that there is a larger diversity issue at the school and at the theater,” Rita Chinyere said in an interview with BuzzFeed News about Upright Citizens Brigade.
19 Things To Expect From "Empire" Season 2
After seeing the first three episodes of the Fox hit's second season, we're (drip) dropping some hints about what's to come from Cookie and co. this fall.
Why "The Perfect Guy" Isn't A Black Movie
It may have a nearly all-black cast, but the new Screen Gems film — starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy — is not about race. “If it’s a good movie, it’s a good movie, regardless of our color,” Lathan told BuzzFeed News.
70 Classic Black Films Everyone Should See At Least Once
♬ "Do you know where you're going to?"♬ Here are 70 of the most iconic black films, through the year 2000.
Universal's "The Best Man" Future Is Uncertain
Morris Chestnut and Sanaa Lathan tell BuzzFeed News that despite announcing a release date, details — and deals — for the third film have yet to be worked out.
There's A Sitcom In The Works Based On John Legend And Chrissy Teigen
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris told BuzzFeed News that the potential series would be the first in a new three-year deal he recently inked with ABC Studios.
How “Straight Outta Compton” Assembled The Perfect Cast
Director F. Gary Gray transformed a group of newbies to perfectly bring N.W.A’s story to the screen. They talk to BuzzFeed News about how it all came together.
The Painful, Long, And Lasting Legacy Of “Fuck Tha Police”
The new biopic Straight Outta Compton attempts to humanize a gangsta rap group that gave young black America a profanity-laden battle cry: "You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge."
Prince: Record Contracts Are "Slavery"
The Purple One surprises 10 attendees at the National Association of Black Journalists with an impromptu sit down chat about streaming services, #BlackLivesMatter, and why he’s teaming up with Jay Z. “Record contracts are just like … I’m gonna say the word, slavery.”
Veteran Comic David Alan Grier To Play Cowardly Lion In “The Wiz Live”
The actor joins Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige in NBC's musical event, BuzzFeed News can exclusively report.
Why "Southpaw" Is A Black Movie With A White Leading Man
"You break tradition sometimes in order to take a genre and flip it on its head a bit, and make it a bit more appealing to all races," Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua said in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
Taraji P. Henson And Viola Davis Have Made Emmy History
This is the first time two women of color have been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. All hail Annalise and Cookie!
Keegan-Michael Key Is The Most Important Comedian Right Now
The man behind President Obama's anger translator is back on the air with his hit Comedy Central series Key & Peele, and now, he has more influence than ever.
The Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2015
It's good news for fans of superheroes and bad news for fans of Game of Thrones.
The Most Surprising Nerd At Comic-Con
Aisha Tyler has finally found her tribe. "Whoever you are, how you express yourself is OK here," she tells BuzzFeed News.
21 Things That Need To Happen At Comic-Con 2015
Jennifer Lawrence says goodbye to Katniss, we get some Game of Thrones closure, the Justice League makes its debut, and Lady Gaga crashes American Horror Story: Hotel — it ~could~ all happen!