Al Sharpton

Fox Searchlight's Oscar hopeful Birth of a Nation fell short of expectations at the box office this weekend.

The scandal-plagued movie was expected to bring in at least $10 million in ticket sales. But 'Nation' earned only $350,000 on Friday and will finish the 3-day weekend just under $8 million.

Birth of a Nation dropped out as Oscar contender after the film's director, writer and star, Nate Parker, brought up his 1999 rape case during interviews in August.

Searchlight had scheduled Parker for a tour of black college campuses where he planned to portray himself as the victim of a false rape accusation.

But the college tour was cancelled after the victim's brother came forward to announce his sister killed herself in 2012.

The news sent Searchlight and Parker scrambling to do damage control. Unfortunately, Parker's narcissism and arrogance betrayed him.

The father-of-5 daughters couldn't bring himself to publicly apologize for inviting 2 friends to run a train on his former college girlfriend.

Fox Searchlight paid a record $17.5 million to acquire the rights to Parker's slave rebellion movie after it was critically acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival.

With a total budget of $27.5 million for 'Nation', the studio may not break even.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    BUT THE WEEKEND AINT EVEN OVER YET...

  • Chile_Pleeze

    I'm going to see it so $7,000,025....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    For Nate Parker it is. lol

  • Chile_Pleeze

    SandraRose:Savage Mode..

  • missmiami305

    Amazing film with superb acting. See it and judge for yourself. It's a shame that the film is surrounded with his personal scandal.

  • missmiami305

    it's worth it.

  • Tea??

    Well I knew this would happen. I just can't bring myself to pay to see it. People say "well he was found innocent" but so was George Zimmerman ?

  • Sexy CJ
  • Loyal Lifestyle

    I am a survivor. My heart goes out to the victim who committed suicide, due to his actions. No one should have to deal with this kind of shame or guilt and I wish she would have been able to overcome her demons that derived from this situation. My heart truly breaks for her and her family because I can feel her pain in a way that only others who have experienced this can. With that said, why is this black man the face of "rape?" Other blacks had a huge part in this film but his horrible past (rightfully so) as been outed and unfortunately has become a negative distraction on a "well lit" topic.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    yeah ..11 white jurors sided against the lily white girl.. yeah he's innocent...

  • Teresa Uriel

    I'll check it out for him, but Nate better leave those cave folks alone because God will not Bless him if he keeps messing with the Enemy of our people

  • Teresa Uriel

    go see it for Nate....I know he messed up, but let's go see it just just because

  • Noirluv45

    He can't leave them alone because he's married to one and had children with her (just recently at that).

    I just don't get these wealthy Black men giving away their fortun to the White man's daughter. I realize that people can date and marry who they want, but it baffles my mind.

  • Noirluv45

    That's probably happened once or twice in a lifetime.

  • We Can Do This

    And this brings up the question about white's origin. The white race is a byproduct of the black man and woman.

    This is the reason for their insecurities and inferiority complex.

  • missmiami305

    there isn't a single visual rape scene in the film. while watching rape was the last thing on my mind.

  • Rayne

    His rape allegations is something the public didn't even need to know. I got a friend like that always telling on herself. I absolutely don't tell her Nathan. Strainer mouf azz.

  • alwayznillin

    I am going to see this movie today. This is an important story that's needed to be told. Especially, in today's racially unjust climate.
    Also, Fox is in the hole for the $17 MIL, plus promotional fees. The cost of making the film, would fall on Mr. Parker to pay back his investors out of the $17 MIL Fox paid him.
    So, for those boycotting this film, thinking it will hurt Mr. Parker, it won't as he has been paid.
    Now, in a few years, Mr. Parker, will rebound from this and go on to star in other films.
    Which, will prove the derailment of this movie, had nothing to him. But, more so, with keeping an important story from being told and resonating with our society, to push for change.

  • LuLu

    YAY!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Nobody cares about Nate Parker's rape fantasies, chile. The studio paid $17.5 plus the movie budget. So they lose big time.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I saw it on Friday and it was EPIC! EVERYONE(YOU TOO SANDRA) GO SEE IT!!!????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yup. If he kept his big mouth shut, we would be talking about how many Oscars his movie would win.

  • Dee

    How did he mess up when he was found not guilty? The movie was great!

  • Dee

    It was great and the theater was packed with blacks and YTs. Sandra was the first one there to watch it. Trust me he saw the movie, LOL.

  • Queen B

    It's only the first weekend lets see what happens before it leaves theatres

  • Teresa Uriel

    he messed up by messing around with beckie

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I know she did with her hatin' bitter ass. Lol

  • Cali

    WHY go see it for Nate? Is there some personal reason Blacks should support this person?

  • Cali

    He's married to one. You're delusional AF

  • Dee Moe

    You actually have miscalculated. If they paid 17. The opening week will do close to 8. Which is a 3 day total. The following week will do 50% putting the total at 11/12. Then you add other weeks, on demand, cable rights and then TV. They will make their money plus some. Also it's not to mention the international sales.

  • alwayznillin

    FOX paid 17.5 MIL for the movie rights an promotional fees. The movie was completed, when they purchased it, so the cost of making the film, were paid by Mr. Parker, back to his investors.
    Now, if Mr. Parker was paid $17.5 MIL, plus the budget for him making the film, then hell he did GOOD.

  • Dee

    But he is rich and famous and one movie won't change that. Becky can have him since he is not my type. Kudos to him the movie was great.

  • Teresa Uriel

    yep!
    so they can learn how to stick together....although, if you are white, I can see how you wouldnt approve of that... ?m?a?s?s?a? joker

  • Sonny Johnson

    I'll wait til it comes out on Blu-Ray, nothing against Nate Parker though

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    Nate or Nat?

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    Butter lips

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    I won't be going to see this.

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    Burn.

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    Exactly.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We just got back from seeing this.

    ???

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Crucial story. Great movie. Great acting. Nate Parker may not be awarded an Oscar but he earned one.

  • kekeb

    This movie will be like artwork. it'll be worth more after his passing. This was a great film, and I hate that it's message won't be reaches due to the producer's past personal issues.

  • kekeb

    Ok, so this means you'll stop watching all Woody Allen films?

  • kekeb

    Right, OJ aND Nate Parker!

  • kekeb

    Exactly. I bought a ticket for support even though I saw the advanced screening

  • Cali

    So "they're" and "you're" going to learn how to STICK TOGETHER from a Hollywood movie??? Step 1- OPEN A BOOK, STUPID!

  • missmiami305

    As well as Mel Gibson ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bout to head out to see it... Thanks for the press Sandra ? ? ?

  • IAmLegend

    We do not know that she committed suicide in 2012 due to allegedly being raped in 1999. That is speculation. And from what I can tell, this girl lived a troubled life and made a lot of bad decisions before and after the alleged rape.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Love this site but damn Sandra

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for visiting, hun.

  • GuestSTAR

    Lol, that pic with Sharpton always cracks me up.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ???

  • IAmLegend

    White women have falsely accused black men of rape for years. Many of the false accusations have led to the death of these black men. That is why I cannot condemn Nate Parker especially after he was found Not Guilty! The Nat Turner story is far too important to be overshadowed by accusations the filmmaker was cleared of almost 20 years ago.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Taking Choke 22 to see it

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're right. I stand corrected. They say that's why Gabrielle Union didn't have a speaking role. Because she wanted to be a part of the slavery film but she wasn't getting paid her usual sky high rate.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    New post on Bow oops Shad

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What makes you think the 2nd week will only drop off 50%? Why not 80% drop?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They supported R. Kelly, too.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    IF WE did not know her personally, then we both are speculating on WHY she committed suicide and her life before and after the incident. With that said I think people should support the movie.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Black people are getting smarter. None of us are obligated to "support" another Black person based solely on race. Support those who work to move the race forward. Jesse Williams can and likely will branch out from Grey's Anatomy, and he will be supported. I don't see it for Black women supporting Black men who don't support Black people or women, especially WoC. I just don't.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    But Jesse Williams is not... never mind.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    This response will never NOT tickle me. ?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Yes, he is. It isn't his fault if he is biracial. These biracial men and women are out here fighting for the cause more and better than these Bow Wows and Keyshia Coles who have two Black parents. Miss me with the divide.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A small part of my success is making my haters feel welcome here.

  • KIm

    Oh welp I won't be supporting the movie...I hope people know they can learn the story of Nat Turner the old fashioned way; by PICKING UP A BOOK AND READING IT..

  • Zane

    It didn't do that well because blacks didn't support it, particularly black women. But we are not obligated to support EVERY black man like our community expects us to do.

  • Yardgirl

    Me too!

  • MRiGOThim

    that's what they wanted...the scandal to overshadow the REAL MESSAGE!!!

  • nekkkyj

    I've watched enough movies about slavery they are all the same

  • kgirl33

    I saw the movie yesterday. It's a great movie that black people need to see. This movie is bigger than him! Put your prejudices aside and support this movie! Instead of spending money on movies that make us appear docile and week, spend that money on portraying the Warriors that we really are!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Maybe he should put on a dress and pretend to believe in god. It works for Tyler Perry.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Maybe he should put on a dress and pretend to believe in god. It works for Tyler Perry.

  • Beverley Balan

    I'm going today its not over

  • kgirl33

    If that Black man want to give his fortune's away to a white women then it wasn't meant for a sista anyway. We as Black women need to stop caring about these Black men who date/marry non Black women. If they don't choose me they are not the man for me! This movie is bigger than him! It needs to be supported.

  • kgirl33

    Why?

  • kgirl33

    Why?

  • Sara

    Wishing defeat on a black man is pretty vile and disgusting. Go get some help, lady.

  • Sara

    Wishing defeat on a black man is pretty vile and disgusting. Go get some help, lady.

  • kgirl33

    Your "recent success" is due to you opening up your comment section. All of us know that before your comment section was open to the public you HAD to play nice and NOT say anything you disliked or you would be blocked!

  • kgirl33

    Your "recent success" is due to you opening up your comment section. All of us know that before your comment section was open to the public you HAD to play nice and NOT say anything you disliked or you would be blocked!

  • kgirl33

    ???

  • kgirl33

    ???

  • naughtycorner

    It all about choice if Nate chooses to marry a white woman after claiming he was falsely accused of rape by one that HIS choice
    If you want to see the movie thats YOUR choice
    If there are others out there who do not feel like spending their coins for a BM to lavish on whites or supporting a suspected rapist thats THEIR choice

    Miss me with the one way black loyalty card .guilting "needs to be supoorted " BS
    We owe no one anything the Nat turner story is also available at your local library/bookstore

  • kgirl33

    It's not about supporting "the man", its about supporting what this movie represents! I can bet my last dollar thet you ARE supporting white owned businesses that could care LESS about you. Clothes, shoes, movie's ect...

  • lovelygamour

    In real numbers news, that number is actually great. This is a historical black drama that looks to be suped up. I wouldve guess a 4-5 million open. He isnt a star and most of the cast is c - unknown list. So 7 mill is wonderful. This isnt july or christmas. You can read about nat turner and im sure pbs has a better version of the story somewhere. they barely spent any money on press. The press was his old college issue. Fox searchlight paid the people who already invested in the movie 17.5 to get in. So nate and them all ready won cause the film cost 10 mill to make. Him/his intial investors have been paid. So im sure their is profit split. But lets say fsearchlight damanded to be paid first. So thats leaves 10 mill left cause open weekend was 7 and the weekend isnt over yet in all states. So they could break even in 2 months. Now this is clean movie accounting. I didnt factor in interest, investor split, ad buys, or any cast split. But loosely this movie has beat expectation. He handed them a finish film under 50 million with some known names. Fox searchlight could pull the movie and play it on basic cable for a year or 2 and make nice money easy. We not even including the box sets that schools will buy. As long as the actually movie isnt garbage this film will have legs. Cause its cheap.

  • lovelygamour

    Someone went outta their way to do that. The movie had a bidding war and I think one of the losers did it.

  • kgirl33

    Also how can you support a biracial man, but not support the 2 people (black and white) who created him! So in a sense you can't support Nate Parket, but you will support his children?! Makes no sense.

  • whitty hutton

    Bruhhhh...????????

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I don't support brutality against women. If you choose to overlook someone's personal actions in favor of their art, that's your prerogative. I don't.

    This isn't about white people or what they do, but rather this Black man and his disregard for women.

  • TheRealLee

    Arrogance gets you every time. "The father-of-5 daughters couldn’t bring himself to publicly apologize for inviting 2 friends to run a train on his former college girlfriend." Would apologizing open him to a civil suit even though the victim is already dead. Ironically he is the one that brought that past event to puff himself and his project up.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    You have a bug up your ass. Call Orkin or Terminix. See if they can help you out with that. You're flooding my mentions with foolishness. Not today, dear. Not tomorrow, either.

  • kgirl33

    We are not obligated to support every Black man, you are right. Then don't support Leonardo DeCRAPio or any other white actor that wants nothing to do with your a**.

  • kgirl33

    Not this one

  • lovelygamour

    Mel gibson was a one time thing and he was just trying to hurt her feelings. I wont defend woody and his movies are blah. Blue jasmine was the only one I could sit through. But he old and going broke so I guess he had to make this count.

  • kgirl33

    What exactly did I say was foolish? Go back and read your comment then reread my response. Smh

  • kgirl33

    Please! You nor me was there! I DO know there have been PLENTY of Black men WRONGLY accused of wrape by white women.

  • naughtycorner

    I know he messed up ??????? Inviting not ONE but TWO of your friends to run a train on an incapacitated girl is not messing up its FOUL
    Why should we go see it for Nate , what do we owe him ?? you do realize that Nate Parker would not pee on a BW if she was on fire ?
    Case in point he has been talking non stop for weeks and has been asked some pretty tough questions and the FIRST and ONLY interviewer he was rude /disrespectful to was BLACK woman (Robin ) on GMA
    What does that tell You ??

  • lovelygamour

    You just trying to troll us black people. He is a rich well connect man. He dont need my support. The movie might need me but he dont.

  • whitty hutton

    Thanks for all the free press Sandra. I'm sure Nate would thank you, as well. Your posts encouraged some intelligent discourse on the topic of campus rape (not you personally) in addition to widening the film's viewing audience.

    I see you Sandra Mae Rose! ??

  • kgirl33

    The movie has NOTHING to do with "black loyalty". It's about the message. Go out and spend your "coins" on a white movie and white cast who DON'T care about you. Call you ALL types of names, but take your money! Smh

  • lovelygamour

    She shouldve did it for scale and maybe some backend points. Cause she doesnt have enough challenging roles. She's a good actress but we really havent seen all of her.

  • naughtycorner

    The mammyimg mentality is real all some of these Black women need is a head-tie and an apron
    Disgusting

  • lovelygamour

    I think thats the point. She the only one promo it.

  • the guest

    Yes.

    Mia Farrow tried to have him prosecuted but the adopted daughter was age of consent even though a minor. He was shamed and shunned and he self funded films since and they flop. Woody Allen's an unapologetic pig and no one not even white people are supporting him like before he molested and married his step daughter.

  • the guest

    Bless you sister for sharing your strength. I have been saying the scandal broke that one of the biggest disappointments is that this film employed thousands of struggling black actors and actresses in the bigoted south. Now their major resume credit is tarnished. The white casting directors will use the scandal to discredit the resume credential. Work does not come easy even for black extras in the south.

  • the guest

    Nate has a guilty conscience and conflicted soul. If he truly felt innocent he never would have brought it up. He was using this film as a cover up of his own sense of guilt.

  • naughtycorner

    Your saying " it needs to be supported" (whether based on the message or the messenger) technically IS pulling the black loyalty card
    Bottom line the same way no one should try to shame you for seeing the movie you should not try to shame or guilt anyone unto seeing it Your Coins, Your choice /My coins My choice !
    Also I am quite familiar with Nat Turner, Paul Bogle and Toussaint Louverture and many other great Slave Rebellions plus the Zulus and Maroons who outwitted the British
    People need to open up a book more often.

  • naughtycorner

    The r@pe allegation has been on his wiki page for years.It is always mutnured low key by one or two people evertime he has aprojet out,I knew about from He was in red Tails which is 4 yes ago. What nate and Foc did was a well known PR straegy called getting ahead of the story where you manage an inevitable controvery by bringing it uo first and thus contrilm the narrative versus r some investigative reporter amnushed you with it and lleavinh you on the defensive
    The strategy failed because
    1)Nate handled the soft ball interview poorly
    2) this is no longer the 6o"s and tvia the internet we know had acess to court docs/ytansctips that were pretty bad
    3) Many people thought it was a sinple he said/she said drubk college incident which is bad but more understandablr > ) people were not prepared for the passed out gir G@ng bang
    4) Bad tining there was arecent spate of college rr@R2pes

  • JerseyMom

    The matinée were sold out this weekend. I will shoot for next weekend.

  • Zane

    Oh, trust...I don't ??Thank you

  • kgirl33

    What? Saying this film needs to be supported is pulling a "black card"? Your lost. Don't see the movie! Thats your prerogative. Not seeing the movie because the lead actor, (a black man) is married to a white woman is stupid. How many White actors/movies have you supported with questionable pasts? Don't see it! Fine! Maybe your a troll, maybe not, but our youth need to to see it! Everyone may not go to the local library like you or me, but mostly EVERYONE watches movies. Go ahead and put your 20 dollars in a white movie that does NOTHING to uplift your people (if your black). Thats your business. I'd rather spend my hard earned money on this rather than Roots or The Help..

  • Nala Shakur

    Who cares how much it earned. I'm hearing nothing but good reviews from the ppl that did see it...It could gross over 20 mil n ppl could say it sucked...money doesn't make it a success....

  • naughtycorner

    I did not say I wasn't seeing the movie because of his wife , I said if someone like @noirluv who you were responding chooses to do thats her prerogative
    And for the record I dont support white people with questionable pasts either. and your making assumptions about my movie going habits is classic deflection

  • Pebbles

    Yes he did. All that happened right under Mia nose . No telling how long it was happening

  • Dee

    Unfortunately, blacks will never stick together. Too much jealousy and envy. You are fighting a losing battle. Sorry. Just look at these rachet ass reality shows that black people believe and love so much. Black unity is doomed.

  • kgirl33

    Deflection? Who I am going to do deflect is you. I have not even gotten a response from that person and you chime in with some nonsense. I honestly didn't care about your movie habits because my initial comment wasn't for you. Maybe YOU didn't say anything about his white wife, but SHE did. Get a life. No one needs you to "come to there rescue" on a gossip site.

  • Scromes1212

    Saw a article in GQ about R.kelly that made me think of this. A lot of parallels. The biggest is they were both acquitted. Made me see this situation a little different. If he is guilty then I hope this small victory helps her soul rest a little easier. Why are we able to forgive some and not others.

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly

  • Lisa daniels

    And most of them saw that hellified tape and still got finese by the piped piper. Smh.

  • the guest

    THANK YOU! Brilliantly stated.

  • the guest

    And Nate and Fox wrongly assumed black people would attack his victim. They failed to recognize that Nate's victim is a sympathetic figure.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Didn't realize this until now!!

  • KnowledgePains

    Well it's a movie about a slave rebellion. The powers to be had to kill out any buzz on this movie immediately.

  • chris

    Oj was rich

  • chris

    Yes so more of us can get an opportunity.

  • chris

    Black women were paid to start in this movie. Support them then.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Learn the difference between 'star' and "start," then get back to me.

  • Jones

    Sad...but honestly true..

  • chris

    Typo, but keep deflecting.

  • I Run New York

    Exactly and he said running trains was normal at 19 ?

  • butchie4ever

    it was one of the best movies of 2016... and white folks got a whole lot of black folks to miss out on the movie because they didn't want you to see black people standing up to the injustices of slavery...

  • I Run New York

    Bring it on has been her most memorable role.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    You're bothered. Stay bothered.

  • stanley

    Read the book instead. I won't be going to see it.

  • http://www.instagram.com/syncereb Bahari Iyalode

    I won't support a rapist, if I want to know more about Nat I'll read books. What our ancestors left behind for us to gain knowledge.

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    I'm not supporting no ex rapist...tf is wrong with ppl?? I don't even listen to R.Smelly anymore nup!! I'm sick of seeing Slave movies anyways...all it do is get ppl mad and wanna kill all the white folks. Nup! Roots was enough. TY...I know my history why the hell do I need to keep reliving our anscetors past??? Nup!! They didn't go through all of that for us to keep remembering it and trying to relive it!!! How many Jews you see making movie after movie on the holocaust?? How many Chinese are doing that about Hiroshima?? Time to move on and focus on the present.

  • Miss Thang

    I've watched many documentaries and read books about Nat Turner's slave rebellion. I will not watch this rapist's movie, just like I refuse to watch Woody Allen movies or Roman Polanski movies.

  • Angela Flowers

    A film is not going to teach that, especially when the male is portraying that type of character but is married to a white woman...

  • Amber Walker

    What if this was your daughter? Your mother? Your sister? Did any of you bother to read the transcripts of the trial? Did you read about the civil case that was supposed to happen where Nate and the one that actually went to jail, harassed this young woman to the point of her leaving the campus? She was So afraid and humiliated she didn't even bother with the going to forward with it even though there is documented proof of the events. So because he's black and telling a story we should all just support him? Because a white woman is the accuser and others have lied in the past means this woman was lying? And what in the world does other Hollywood predators have to do with this man? So much deflection. Wow. Just wow.

  • Pamela

    ikr. I was so disappointed when I found out the other that Kareem Adbul-Jabber was married/or had a child with a WW, while watching a wonderful documentary about him. You kinda expect certain BM to be with WW, but him, I didn't expect it. Oh well, it is what it is.

  • Chile_Pleeze

    OJ just had the dream team of lawyers

  • Chile_Pleeze

    OJ just had the dream team of lawyers

  • Chile_Pleeze

    and Arrah Kelly...dont forget Arrah

  • Chile_Pleeze

    and Arrah Kelly...dont forget Arrah

  • Jason

    BOA met the expectations of the studio. According to the studio - it was expected to do between $6-7 million. It hit that range.

  • Jason

    BOA met the expectations of the studio. According to the studio - it was expected to do between $6-7 million. It hit that range.

  • Jason

    Agreed. Especially since Blacks allow White people to tell them what they should be thinking. Blacks are too easily controlled and duped by Whites to be unified. Not unless White people give Blacks permission to be unified.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Dang, if it wasn't for the bad weather and Hurricane Matthew, I would have gone to see this movie, not bcuz of Nate parker but bcuz this movie was based off of our past history and I like to see films about my people

  • Butter

    Please everyone go see this !! I know yall sick of slave movies but in this one They fight back with killing those sons of Bytches!! Not that its a reason to see it, but its so good. It was only ten people in the theatre when I went, so Ashamed of us.

  • lovelygamour

    I also think thats the only role where her character had range.

  • LibraGirlonly

    This movie is a must see!! Go see it you won't be disappointed. Awesome sauce???

  • KcoolMuziq

    Nate the next Denzil will still break even. I admire his courage he definitely is not a Uncle Tom. Him or Isaiah Washington. Black men need to stand for what they believe in & be true themselves. He was exonerated & found innocent. He owes no one any apology whatsoever.

    Btw the movie was OUTSTANDING!

  • Rayne

    Well dam?

  • Rayne

    Well dam?

  • SammieSam

    And OJ jurors was predominately black

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, that was a shocker to me too, Pamela, but you know, I've said this in the past that there are a lot of Black men who talk Black and sleep White. Some of the Black Panthers were with WW too. SMH.

  • Noirluv45

    You're right, and trust and believe, I've already dismissed them. My point is that it's very sad that they give their fortune away (and, yes, it's his money to do what he wishes) to them. Most groups don't do that. They understand the importance of community and unity.

  • Noirluv45

    Yep!

  • kgirl33

    You are absolutely right! The one thing we lack is community and unity. Trust me sista I feel you.

  • Noirluv45

    ??

  • CaramelDrop

    Wow people are really trying to sabotage this man? The entire weekend - as recent as yesterday, the commercials said " On theaters Friday" as if the movie doesn't come out until this Friday. Usually if the movie is out already the commercial says " Now Showing or In theaters Now".
    Sandra you and your immigrant brethren really need to ?

  • QuietStorm

    No one is wishing anything, all black people don't owe him anything. Stop being a race woman and see that the same people you're fighting on behalf of don't care about you.

  • QuietStorm

    I disagree, two guys that got charged with rape go out and make a movie together is them asking for trouble.

  • QuietStorm

    Stop believing that every white person is your enemy because that's what people with an agenda wants you to think. He put himself in that situation, why do black people expect the system to let them off when they know they are wrong. If it doesn't then it's rigged.

  • QuietStorm

    Not rich at all, he's a thousand-aire, and now he's famous for all the wrong reasons. My intuition tells me he will never work in Hollywood again.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess
  • QuietStorm

    He doesn't stick by you all, look at his Becky wife. You have to be loyal to him but he's not required to reciprocate?

  • QuietStorm

    Standing ovation, slow clap. TRUTH.

  • Overpower Radio

    There's no excuse for him to be ridiculed for maintaining his innocence. Only in America is a Black man being blackballed for being perceived as arrogant for maintaining his innocence. Rapist, is a critical label to put on anyone. No one would be happy go lucky about false media representations arising from a charge the court found him innocent of. The media just decided it was o.k. to smear his name. They are the insensitive and arrogant ones. smh.

  • Brown fields

    Why every time ?c him he reminds me of Jamie Foxx.......IJS

  • Susan Boyle

    Hiroshima = Japan = Japanese.

  • Emily post

    I'll wait until it comes on amazon for free....

  • L Lake

    It was a great movie to honor the legacy of Nat Turner. Box office success is nice , but it is still a success to have a movie honoring a legend that fought for our freedom in America. To have great box office success with a movie about american slavery, you need a white heroin. No such character existed in Nat turners life. I'm glad they didn't follow the conventional story line of a white Savior on the plantation. They knowingly sacrificed a lot of cross over appeal. That is an admirable creative decision.

  • L Lake

    If we are constantly looking for validation from box office , our stories will continue to tap dance around to issue of race.

  • jayhawkpride

    That's definitely what they wanted. Don't you think TPTB knew about his past? However, they waited until this powerful movie to expose him for it.

  • joy peace

    I'm over slave movies. Let make a movie where we receive reparations (UN just ruled we should). The Black family use it to make a better world. Enough of the slave films.

  • Ant Hill

    Here we go...another Hillary/Obama created feminist dyke. No one raped her just the same way Pac or Tyson did not rape those money hungry birds. No one wants to rape you, your mother, or your sister I am sure, what Jay Z said? You can keep your Bush, I'm good.

    Go out and support this movie!

  • Ant Hill

    See above comment, you are another Obama created dyke.

  • Ant Hill

    Support this movie! This man did not rape that biatch, it's another set up just like these dykes tried to set up Tyson, Pac, and Kobe.

  • thiscantbmylife

    I'm surprised the man let it make that much. I wonder if people checked their ticket stubs to make sure they were credited as seeing Birth of a Nation?

  • Sweet Black Cherri

    This movie is sooooo moving. It is graphic and a message that is not sugarcoated and needs to be seen and heard. Please don't let this "perfectly timed" media blitz keep you from seeing one of the best movies of the year. Please go and let it start conversations and start you on a path to doing your own research!!! Go see this movie

  • Amber Walker

    I don't have anything to do with it lol.
    You seem REEALLY Upset. Questioning my sexuality and attempting to insult me won't the change the outcome of this man's actions. I don't support Hillary or Trump either so try again. You're one of those Hotep nuccas I see lol

  • sloptap smith

    Black men killed movie. They didn't go to see it. Saw movie in half full theater five black men majority black women and white people. The movie was just poorly done. Should have been on Lifetime TV for free.