John Singleton

John Singleton is an acclaimed filmmaker who has built a successful career by writing, producing and directing films that focus on themes of race and the African-American experience.  In 1991, he broke through with Boyz n the Hood, a groundbreaking street drama that earned him a Best Director Academy Award nomination.  He was the youngest director and first African-American to be nominated in the category.  He followed up his debut with a range of films including Poetic Justice, Higher Learning and Rosewood.  He went on to direct the blockbuster 2 Fast 2 Furious.

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Movies About Social Injustice

In honor of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, a look at films that explore the struggles for equality.

In My Lifetime: Music Biopics

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John Singleton on Hollywood: 'They Ain't Letting Black People Tell Their Stories'

Plus, the director shares updates on his upcoming Tupac biopic.

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Look at this stellar actor's career in front of the camera.

African-American Literature and Films That Should Be Taught in the Classroom

“Malcolm X,” “Amistad” and more Black films can be used as African-American history learning tools in the classroom.
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