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How Accurate Is Selma?

Ava DuVernay’s Selma, a retelling of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic 1965 Freedom Marches from Selma to Montgomery, opens in limited release this Christmas. (The movie will get a wide release on Jan. 9.) Already, the film hasShow More Summary

'Selma' a vivid historical drama and a timely reminder, reviews say

Ava DuVernay's historical drama "Selma" marches into theaters this Christmas as the first major Hollywood film to focus on Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments. But although it's been nearly 50 years since King and his colleagues paved the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act,...

Interview: Selma’s David Oyelowo on the challenges of playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo doesn’t simply play Dr. Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay’s arresting and bold biopic Selma. He becomes King. Turning the myth into man a scene at a time, Oyelowo delivers one of the most evocative and powerful performances of the year, likely to garner some warranted Oscar attention come January. Show More Summary

MLK Drama Selma Shows the Gruntwork That Went Into Making History

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, but Ava DuVernay’s moody, bruising civil-rights epic Selma makes it plain that if that were all he had, he wouldn’t have led his people across those bridges and up to that mountaintop. He also had to be a player. The film is about... More »

'Selma': Movie review

Until now, the closest thing to a feature film about Martin Luther King Jr. is a '70s TV movie.

Movie Review: Selma is at once a peek into the past and a snapshot of the present

What’s more depressing than the fact that it took Hollywood half a century to make a major motion picture about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? How about that the film that finally has been made about him is being released into a new America...Show More Summary

Video: John Legend ft. Common – Glory (Lyric Video)

Here’s a new lyric video for John Legend and Common’s “Glory”, from the soundtrack to Selma, the new film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Selma hits theaters on Christmas Day.

'Selma' Trailer: The Story Behind Martin Luther King Jr.

David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in director Ava DuVernay's Civil Rights drama 'Selma', in limited theaters Christmas Day. [...]

Let Love Arise

From protest to brutal killings, this is not what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in mind. The tragedy of two New York City cops losing their lives makes me question, "Where is the love?" Senseless crimes are destroying families and taking...Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly Needs ‘I’m An Ahole’ Shirt After Saying Black People Need ‘Don’t Get Pregnant At 14? Shirts

Professional douchebag Bill O'Reilly continues on his never-ending quest to be one of America's most reviled humans by spewing more of his garbage to Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. O'Reilly has a history...Show More Summary

In 'Selma,' David Oyelowo digs deep to play Martin Luther King Jr.

Shortly before the actor David Oyelowo began shooting the part of Martin Luther King Jr. in the new historical drama "Selma," he set out on a video-hunting mission. Oyelowo was searching for something that would help him get under the skin of his subject — that would go beyond the...

Bill O’Reilly: Tells MLK, III That Blacks Should Wear ‘Don’t Get Pregnant At 14’ T-Shirts [Video]

On a segment of The O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly spoke with Martin Luther King, III — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son. He appeared on the show to discuss the plight of African-Americans today and hot topic issues involving racism. Show More Summary

It's Amazing How Much The New Martin Luther King Jr. Movie Resonates Today

It's impossible to watch "Selma" in America today and not feel confronted by the striking parallels to recent turmoil. The Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions have brought the issue of race back into the spotlight, and...Show More Summary

O'Reilly: Maybe Blacks Should Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' Shirts

Bill O'Reilly remains a fool on a soap box and this time he decided to throw respectability politics, racist stereotypes and what I'm sure he'll dismiss as "humor" at the son of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of "I Can't Breathe" shirts, O'Reilly said protestors should wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" shirts. Because he's Bill O'Reilly, and of course he said that. Read more...

Why ‘Selma’ Is the Film of the Year

In the opening sequence of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepts his Nobel Prize. In the next scene, four little girls are murdered at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. In the scene that follows,...Show More Summary

David Oyelowo joins cast of 'Americanah'

David Oyelowo, with a brand new Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," has signed on to costar in "Americanah," the feature film adaptation of the novel by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie.

response to seth masket on social protest and civil rights

Seth Masket recently discussed the popularity of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement more generally. In general, the civil rights movement was deeply unpopular, even at its height. Polls showed that a majority approved of civil rights after the fact. The point is well taken, but there is more to the story […]

'Selma' Star David Oyelowo Says A 'Sea Change' Is Brewing For Black Films In Hollywood

Though David Oyelowo's star turn as Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma" is winning him rave reviews and copious awards consideration, he's one of the few minority actors in such a position leading up to what could become "the whitest Oscars" in years. Show More Summary

The Ecstasy And Agony Of MLK: Selma, Reviewed

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Recently, a listener called into a talk-radio show I was on, asking if Paramount had sped up the release of its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. drama Selma to capitalize on the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The timing just seemed too perfect. Show More Summary

Al Sharpton Has Been To The White House 61 Times. Are You Scared Yet?

Alveda King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King Jr. was on Fox and Friends to discuss the a certain protest gone awry in New York City. The crowd chanted What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now! Alveda was raised to participate and encourage non-violent protest. Show More Summary

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