Reading is what, kids? Right! It’s fundamental, which is why Netflix is bringing back LeVar Burton and the hit PBS show, Reading Rainbow. In addition to…

Black women, rejoice! Finally, a movie that celebrates the beauty of our skin, our curves and our natural hair.  In the hit film PARIAH, there’s not a relaxer, wig or 14 inch Remi Indian weave in sight.  In a society that exalts the Eurocentric standard of beauty (long straight hair, light skin, rail thin bodies),  […]

If you’re looking to tap into your inner grrl power, the Pariah soundtrack is just up your alley.  Artists from nasty girl Khia (“My Neck, My Back”) to indie rock star Tamar Kali make up an eclectic rainbow of strength and sexuality.  Pariah is the powerful debut film of director Dee Rees, who tells the […]

We all know that “tomboyish” sister or  the  eternal bachelor uncle who’s lived with the same male “roommate” for decades.  Filmmaker Dee Rees tackles one of the  hush-hush topics in our families  with her feature debut, Pariah.  The film is a lovely coming-of-age story about Alike, a bright and talented student (Adepero Oduye), who is […]

Pariah, the story of a Brooklyn lesbian teenager searching for her sexual expression led the field with nine nominations as the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF)announced its nominees Wednesday for its 12th annual Black Reel Awards. They were followed closely by both The Help and Jumping the Broom, which each garnered seven nominations,Mooz-Lum (which collected […]

In this clip from Dee Rees’s coming of age drama Pariah, the  main character Alike (played by Adepero Oduye) is arguing with her mother Audrey (played by Kim Wayans) about the proper way to dress for church. It’s a clash of wills that is indicative of the larger issues going on between the teen exploring […]

Actress Adepero Oduye was an honoree at this year’s NextGen 2011 event this past weekend.  The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list features a select group of 35 people working in the industry under the age of 35.  Oduye was singled out for her riveting performance in Pariah, a moving story of a Brooklyn teenager coming to […]

The days of associating Kim Wayans with over the top sketch comedy characters are soon to be long gone. In the upcoming film “Pariah” Wayans…

The days of associating Kim Wayans with over the top sketch comedy characters are soon to be long gone.  In the upcoming film “Pariah” Wayans plays the religiously devout mother of a teenage girl struggling with her sexuality.  The film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is directed Dee Rees and executive produced by […]