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First Look: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo in MLK bio

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Topic: First Look: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo in MLK bio
Posted By: Alias_Avi
Subject: First Look: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo in MLK bio
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 2:31am
FIRST LOOK: David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo as MLK and Coretta Scott King in 'Selma'


"If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that the southern aristocracy took the world and gave the poor white man Jim Crow. And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, he ate Jim Crow. A psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man. And when his undernourished children cried out for the necessities that his low wages could not provide, he showed them Jim Crow. And his children, too, learned to feed upon it, their last outpost of psychological oblivion. Our whole campaign in Selma has been centered around the right to vote. In focusing the attention of the nation on the flagrant denial of that right, we are exposing the very origin, the root cause, of racial segregation in the Southland."

- Rev. Martin Luther King's final speech after the SELMA marches. Today I salute the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law, and the bravery and intelligence it took to make it so. #selmafilm" rel="nofollow - Source

Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 7:38am

Posted By: callmeDEva
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 8:31am
What a powerful quote

Posted By: JoliePoufiasse
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 9:56am
Wow. Bitter pill to swallow. This is definitely the new Jim Crow era.

Posted By: CLCNY20
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 10:05am
wow indeed

Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Aug 07 2014 at 8:57pm

Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 08 2014 at 12:16am
damn.  I was looking and thinking how did they have the magazine out and printed and them...right the same time.  I legit didn't know that that was not MLK and Coretta for a good 3 minutes of solid staring.

Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 08 2014 at 12:18am
"How the ghetto gets gypped"  I'd like to read that. 

Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Aug 08 2014 at 3:27am
i know this is off topic, but I really Love this guy he is so cute too bad he is married! and to a (*white lady) I hope he is happy after all-

I also think its funny that these are African British actors playing the lives of famous AA's, so they have fake accents for these roles, well see I guess

Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Aug 08 2014 at 3:32am
Originally posted by Diane (35) Diane (35) wrote:

why you mad? or are you saying this is Madness

Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Aug 18 2014 at 2:11am

First-Look Photos From Ava DuVernay's 'Selma'

First-look photos above and below from Ava DuVernay's "Selma," shared on" rel="nofollow - her Instagram page , with the poignant caption that reads:

"This shot in particular makes me think of both the striking parallels and the chasm of difference between what's happening in #Ferguson today and what happened in Selma almost 50 years ago. The violence against and the diminishment of the black community is the same. The focused, strategic, organized response by black citizens is the difference. This is not a criticism of anything that the citizens of Ferguson have done or not done to date. Just a reminder that there are PROVEN TACTICS in the struggle for our rights that have produced results. That there are pearls of wisdom in the warrior history of people of color in this country. And that our ancestors and elders want us to remember always and replicate as needed."


Paramount Pictures has set a Christmas day initial limited release date for, followed by a nationwide theatrical expansion on January 9, 2015.

The early limited roll-out suggests an Oscar-qualifying run for the film, which shouldn't be a surprise, given the material, and the talent involved, both in front of and behind the camera.

Telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic voting rights struggle, the film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the landmark legislation.

David Oyelowo leads a cast that includes Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Colman Domingo, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Keith Stanfield, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson, Kent Faulcon, Oprah Winfrey and more, in a film produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Christian Colson (who won an Oscar for producing "Slumdog Millionaire").

Paramount Pictures will release the Pathe UK-backed project.

Posted By: Im_oh_so_hott
Date Posted: Aug 18 2014 at 8:02am
Lifetime needs to speak to their casting director.

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