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Lupe Fiasco Is The Black Samurai We Deserve

Lupe Fiasco Is The Black Samurai We Deserve

This past weekend Lupe Fiasco uploaded a video of himself showcasing his swordsmanship abilities. In the appropriately-titled “Samurai Sunday” video (which you can view below), the minute long clip features the rapper wearing a traditional Japanese keikogi uniform, while practicing the Japanese martial art Iaido (a style that puts emphasis on being able to quickly draw one’s…

'The Wire' Has Its Own Course At Pittsburgh School Of Law
‘The Wire’ Has Its Own Course At Pittsburgh School Of Law
Barry Jenkins To Write, Direct 'Underground Railroad' Series For Amazon
Barry Jenkins To Write, Direct ‘Underground Railroad’ Series For Amazon
A Film About Yasuke, Japan's First Black Samurai, Is In The Works
A Film On Yasuke, Japan’s First Black Samurai, Is In The Works

A movie centered around the historical tale of Yasuke, the reputed first black samurai to…

12-Year-Old 'Moonlight' Star Wants To Spend Earnings On Cancer Research
African-American Movie Attendance Doubled In 2016

According to a recent study black movie attendance doubled last year. Conducted by the Motion…

Watch Dave Chappelle Sing Drake, Impersonate Lil Wayne In Latest Comedy Specials
Watch Dave Chappelle Sing Drake, Impersonate Lil Wayne In New Comedy Specials

This week came the release of two of Dave Chappelle‘s Netflix comedy specials (there are…

Forest Whitaker To Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic
Forest Whitaker To Executive Produce Angela Davis Biopic

Forest Whitaker has joined the Angela Davis biopic Angela Davis: An Autobiography, as an executive producer.…

The Space Jam Soundtrack Is Getting Reissued On Vinyl For The First Time In 20 Years
The Space Jam Soundtrack Is Getting Reissued On Vinyl For The First…

Space Jam, the popular 1996 film that featured basketball icon Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes,…

Jordan Peele Wants Scripts From Young Black Horror Filmmakers
Jordan Peele Wants Scripts From Young Black Horror Filmmakers

Photo by Justin Lubin for Universal Pictures Get Out director Jordan Peele wants scripts from aspiring…

Solange performing at the 2017 Peace Ball, photo by Tony Mobley
Solange’s Guggenheim Performance Sold Out Before Anyone Knew It Was Happening

Photo by Tony Mobley The annual Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York City…

Dave Chappelle Discusses Stand Up, Making A Rumored $60 Million & More On 'Kimmel'
Dave Chappelle Discusses Stand Up, Making A Rumored $60 Million & More…

Dave Chappelle made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he discussed…

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Is The #1 Film, Grossing $30.5M In Weekend Sales
Jordan Peele Named CinemaCon Director Of The Year For ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele will be receiving this year’s CinemaCon Director of the Year Award for his…

Brandy performing at SXSW 2017
SXSW Day 5: The Roots, Brandy, T.I. & More [Recap]

Photos of Day 5 of SXSW taken by Vickey Ford of Sneakshot for Okayplayer. The…

Rapper Desiigner performing at SXSW 2017
SXSW Day 5: Desiigner, Earl St. Clair, Karriem Riggins & More [Gallery]

Photos of Day 5 of SXSW taken by Vickey Ford of Sneakshot for Okayplalyer. Our…

SXSW Day 4: Prince Tribute, Talib Kweli & D.R.A.M.
SXSW Day 4: Prince Tribute, Talib Kweli & D.R.A.M. [Recap]

SXSW photos taken by Vickey Ford of Sneakshot Photography for Okayplayer. Our very own Elijah…

Dave Chappelle On Trump Immigration Ban: 'Does Not Seem Right'
Dave Chappelle Talks Prince, Bill Cosby and Regaining His Love For The…

Ahead of his anxiously-awaited new Netflix specials, Dave Chappelle has sat with the New York Times to…