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Sony Pictures released the official trailer for The Woman King, a true story about female warriors in The Kingdom of Dahomey.

The Woman King stars Academy ward winner Viola Davis as "the most exceptional female warrior to ever live."

Davis trains the other female warriors to rise up and fight for their freedom when their African men fall short.

Critics are already calling The Woman King a "slasher film" due to the women's weapons of choice — intricately designed ceremonial swords.

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King also stars Lashana Lynch and John Boyega as King Ghezo.

Africans are insulted that Beyonce's "My Power" is used in the trailer. They want producers to remove Beyonce and include artists who represent the African culture.

One person wrote: "Beyonce really is talented but doesn't deserve to be the theme for a song made by a people who can very much manage to create their own."

Watch the trailer below.

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R&B icon Smokey Robinson expressed his resentment to being called "African American."

"I think that when you [use the term African-American], you're disclaiming all the contributions that Black people have made to America," he said during a guest appearance on "The View."

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"I consider myself to be a Black American, and I enjoy being called Black, and Black has been so negativized [sic] as a color down throughout history by those who wanted to negativize it. And so, it spilled over into the Black community and to the Black people. And even Black people back in the day calling each other Black was a sign for a fight - like Black was so negative."

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Robinson, 82, continued:

"We've contributed so much to America that it should be acknowledged... That's how I feel about being Black and I'm proud to call [myself] a Black American."

The term "African American" was popularized in 1989 by civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson.

However, older Black immigrants continue to refer to ourselves as Black.

"Black" is particularly favored by dark-skinned, non-Americans who are not descendants of Africans.

February is Black History Month in America. U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a reception that was held in honor of National Black History Month in the East Room of the White House on Thursday in Washington, DC.

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Billie Holiday

A film chronicling the legacy of late jazz legend Billie Holiday is heading to the big screen in America.

Simply titled Billie, the film will revisit the singer's life through the eyes of superfan and journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl, who recorded over 200 hours of interviews for a biography she began writing about her music icon.

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