Nate Parker scores $17.5 million for Nat Turner Slave Rebellion movie at Sundance

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Somebody get Stacy Dash on the phone.

via Hollywood Reporter

Birth came to Sundance with big expectations, with many major buyers seeing it as an Oscar contender, especially given the controversy surrounding the past two years of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Parker, 36, quit acting for two years to realize the passion project that he wrote, produced, directed and toplined. He put in $100,000 of his own money to fly around the country to talk to anyone who might want to finance it. A dozen investor groups — which included former NBA player Michael Finley and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker — cobbled together the film’s $10 million budget.

Just as the world-premiere Sundance Film Festival screening of The Birth of a Nation was about to end on Monday, filmmaker and star Nate Parker snuck out of the Eccles Center theater and into a side room.

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[video] Steve Harvey pulls a Charles Barkley: ” I Don’t Care For Slavery “

In Steve Harvey’s white washed world slavery is not to be brought up because his massive mainstream success has brain washed him to feel he has no kinship to it. Why talk about slavery which was 400 years of murderous servitude of black people actually kidnapped from their country and the effects of it still reverberating in todays society. The Uncle Tom’s of the modern era are becoming more and more visible each day.

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More Fox News Race Baiting- Parents Pre-Approved Kids Singing Barack Obama Song

Much to do about nothing. Once again Fox made a big deal about the “Barack Hussein Obama” song when none of the actual parents of these kids did. Are they that desperate that they have to manufacture controversy on a daily basis to get rating?

The people who are watch Fox are obviously brain dead racists who will never question their shady tactics. Trust me this is not an endorsement of any of the other networks, but Fox just seems to be out for the blood of President Obama and are willing to do absolutely anything to get it.

Denzel Washington statue unveiled as part of Black History Month

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via Las Vegas Sun

In honor of Black History Month, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas unveiled Denzel Washington on Thursday as the newest addition to the wax museum family.

The Academy Award-winning actor’s work has been celebrated for his portrayals of real-life leaders like Malcolm X.

The new statue is the centerpiece of a Black History Month exhibit honoring significant African-American figures in American history, from Michael Jordan and Jamie Foxx to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Oprah Winfrey.

“We tried to take the figures that made more of a significance in the African-American community,” Madame Tussauds’ consumer sales manager Kurt Moseley said. “Everyone in here is pretty much famous in their own right.”

The museum unveiled the Jamie Foxx figure for Black History Month last year and made him a part of the exhibit again this year. It’s featured among 11 other figures, including President Obama.

The museum is home to more than 100 figures in American history, each valued at more than $300,000. The Black History Month exhibit, in the “Spirit of America” room, will be on display until the end of the month.