Film, TV & Media

Helen Prejean’s “Dead Man Walking” and Race

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Over 20 years later, Helen Prejean's discussion of racial disparities in the death penalty is still relevant and affirms that black lives matter. Read more

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#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’ series​

By Adelle M. Banks and Kevin Eckstrom 

“A.D. The Bible Continues,” has a more multicultural cast than its predecessor “The Bible,” and a black publishing house will help viewers connect the holy book to Africa. Read more

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Five Things We’ve Learned From Preachers of Detroit

By Amber Travis 

Oxygen’s latest offering in the Preachers franchise focuses on some of the influential pastors in the Motor City, here’s what we’ve learned from them thus far. Read more

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‘Revival: The Experience’ Brings An All-Black Cast to a Big Screen Biblical Story

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The musical retelling of the Gospel of John features a star-studded all black cast and looks like a much needed reprieve from white-washed biblical narratives. Read more

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Unbroken Suffers from Too Much Suffering

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Angelina Jolie’s by-the-book biopic bites off a little more than it can chew yet it is still worth the watch. Read more

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Christian Movies: So Close, & Yet So Far

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Faith-based cinema has encouraging signs, but there’s a tension between evangelistic messaging and quality art, embodied by what we mean when we say “Christian movie.” Read more

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The Man Behind “Annie”

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Feature film producer DeVon Franklin spoke to Urban Faith about his upcoming “Annie” remake, the power of a good story, and the secret to his success in Hollywood. Read more

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The Brief History of Black Jesus in Hollywood

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McGruder’s “Black Jesus” isn’t the first black Jesus, find out about the satirical and serious black Jesuses that have graced big and small screens to very little fanfare. Read more

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Curbing the Obsession with Black Reality Television

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On the eve of the premiere of BAPs, yet another reality show focusing on the lives of black people we must ask, “Are reality shows purely entertainment, or is there something more to consider?” Read more

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“Edge of Tomorrow’s” Lesson: Dying is the Way to Live

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Not since “The Matrix” has a film like this underscored spiritual principles that are central to the Christian faith. Read more

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