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‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery

| March 20, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American […]

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African hearts swell at Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar prize

| March 7, 2014

(GIN)—The chatter on social media sites was off the charts as the Oscar choice for best supporting actress was named—the luminescent Lupita Nyong’o—for her role in the Hollywood feature “12 Years a Slave.” Nigerian journalist Bim Adewunmi, writing in The Guardian, was one of many Africans covering the long night of prizes and accolades and […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Embraces Dark Beauty in Black Women in Hollywood Acceptance Speech – The Root

Lupita Nyong’o Embraces Dark Beauty in Black Women in Hollywood Acceptance Speech – The Root

| March 3, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Embraces Dark Beauty in Black Women in Hollywood Acceptance Speech The rocketing star delivered her moving speech at the luncheon where she accepted the award for the best breakthrough performance for her work in 12 Years a Slave. Lupita Nyong’o attends the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Feb. 27, 2014, in Beverly […]

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’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

’12 Years a Slave’ named best picture at Oscars – CNN.com

| March 3, 2014

By Todd Leopold, CNN (CNN) — The searing drama “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night. The story of Solomon Northup, a free African-American man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, won just three awards, but they were all major: best picture, best supporting actress […]

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BBC News – 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award

BBC News – 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award

| March 2, 2014

12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award By Tim Masters Entertainment correspondent, BBC News, in Santa Monica 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong’o wins Independent Spirit Award By Tim MastersEntertainment correspondent, BBC News, in Santa Monica Lupita Nyong’o and Steve McQueen both won awards for 12 Years a Slave Continue […]

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Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin – Independent.ie

Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin – Independent.ie

| February 28, 2014

Lupita: I yearned for lighter skin Lupita Nyong’o was honoured at the Essence luncheon Lupita Nyong’o has admitted that when she was young she wished her black skin would become lighter. The actress – who is nominated for an Oscar for 12 Years A Slave – delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honour for […]

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