Following the epic success of Moonlight both in the box office and on the awards circuit. The biggest question would be what’s next for those involved? Director Barry Jenkins in particular?
If you needed some extra motivation to finish that manuscript that’s gone untouched for far too long, here you go.
An 8-year-old is now a best-selling author for writing a book about dealing with annoying little brothers.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the voice and leader of the”alt-right”/neo-Nazi movement, has had his book cancelled by Simon & Schuster after audio was released of him joking about pedophilia. It seems that he’s finally gone too far for the controversy to sell.
Roxane Gay has one of the most noteworthy writers and authors in today’s market. She’s received critical acclaim for both her non-fiction works, such as her Bad Feminist essay collection, and her fiction, which included An Untamed State that’s currently being turned into a film adaptation. She’s also Marvel Comic’s first ever Black, female writer.
If all of this wasn’t enough to confirm that she’s incredible, she recently took a grand stand against the “alt-right” movement.
Harlem-based writer, Brooke Obie, has some ideas about freedom that you need to hear. In her debut novel, Book of Addis: Cradled Embers, the first book in a three part series, she tells the story of 17-year-old enslaved Igbo girl, Addis, who kills her enslaver, the president of the new country Amerika. In this story, Addis is on the run for her life and for the freedom of her people.
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to read a book a week or once per month. And, if you are anything like me, you want those books to come from Black authors. Now, a company called Noir Reads is making meeting those goals all the more possible by delivering books from the Black Diaspora to subscribers for a small monthly or quarterly fee.
At this point, it seems like the only thing to ask Amandla Stenberg is “What else?”
Fox 2000 has won a bidding war for Angela Thomas’ debut novel The Hate U Give with George Tillman Jr. coming to direct the film, and Amandla Stenberg to star in it.
Gina Prince-Bythewood and Gugu Mbatha-Raw came together to create a lasting and enjoyable film in Beyond the Lights (2014). Now, fans of the romance can prepare themselves for the pair to come together again to hopefully make an even better film. The two are teaming up to bring An Untamed State, a novel written by Roxane Gay, to the big screen, according to Deadline.
April 6 will surely be a holiday for black nerds as the first issue of Marvel’s latest run of Black Panther, written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, will be released to the public. Like a dream come true, the best black comic book character ever will be in the care of a highly esteemed writer on black identity in the modern era.