Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is questioning why filmmaker Nate Parker is under intense public scrutiny for rape charges leveled against him 17 years ago. He believes the rehashing smacks of a possible right-wing conspiracy to keep the public from seeing his film The Birth of a Nation, reports The New York Daily News. “If a […]
On Friday, he was asked by TMZ while in his car, about the 17-year-old rape case against the lauded actor and director.
Roland Martin and his panel of guests discuss the controversy surrounding Parker and the upcoming release of his new film.
A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.
The controversy ramped up last week when Parker was asked about a 1999 rape charge involving him and Jean Celestin, his college roommate and 'Birth of A Nation' collaborator, while they were students at Penn State University.
In the film's new one-sheet, the actor appears with an American flag noose wrapped around his neck.
The Academy has learned its lesson, so the film organization is doing something about its glaring diversity problem. About 46 percent of new members of its voting body are people of colors, but that still might not be enough to make a huge difference just yet. Society as a whole made the good people behind […]
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