Posts Tagged: hidden figures

BHM: 11 Books By Black Authors Adapted Into Movies

Some of the best movies out began as books written by Black authors.  For example, “Waiting to Exhale” was written by Terry McMillan in 1992 and later became a movie in 1995.  “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly began as a book, then became a movie with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. “The Color… Read more »

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Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson One of NASA’s Hidden Figures Passes at 101

Katherine Johnson was one of the female mathematicians that calculated the first human spaceflight for NASA.  She was portrayed in the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ by Taraji P Henson,  passed away this morning at the age of 101.  NASA administration Jim Bridenstine said, “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will never be forgotten.”  Did you… Read more »

Taraji P. Henson Takes On The KKK In New Role!

Taraji P. Henson is already generating Oscar buzz over her new role in the movie “The Best Of Enemies.” The Empire star plays civil rights activist Ann Atwater who who in 1971 attempts to desegregate schools in Durham, North Carolina, after her daughter’s all-black elementary school burns down. “The Best Of Enemies” which is based… Read more »