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[Interview]: Cecile Emeke, creator of new film Ackee & Saltfish

25th August 2014 |

Cecile Emeke is a London creative whose work meanders through the arts. Characterised by pop culture aesthetic and street-wise intellect, her films, poetry, and illustrations explore every day experiences of culture, politics, society and identity.

Her latest film, Ackee & … Read More

Journey of a Student Filmmaker Part 1: An Introduction

2nd April 2012 |

In the past two years there’s been a rise in the amount of e-mails from university students wishing to use Thenublack as a platform for getting their work shown to a wider audience. From first year students to graduates, it’s … Read More

[Iamthenublack] Arielle Loren // writer + filmmaker

11th September 2011 |

Introduce yourself 


I’m Arielle Loren. Part scribe. Part filmmaker. Part badass. Part innocence. I write and make films on gender, sexuality, vegetarianism, and culture.


I graduated from New York University with a degree in Social & Cultural … Read More

[iamthenublack] Al Janae Hamilton

30th May 2011 |

Introduce yourself

Al Janae Hamilton. I’m al and I’m a photographer, filmmaker, costume designer, and writer from Miami, Florida.  Moved to New York City a few years ago in order to pursue my passions.  I love researching … Read More

iamthenublack: Nijla Mumin

24th May 2010 |

introduce yourself

My name is Nijla. I’m a writer, filmmaker, and photographer from the SF Bay Area. At the core, I’m a storyteller with an eye for the subtle and profound. I am concerned with exposing the most intimate details … Read More

T-Shirt Tuesday: Spike Lee

23rd February 2010 |

Rosie Perez by Rhymesayers

Jesus Shuttlesworth by My Party Shirt

Jungle Fever by The Loots

Spike Lee … Read More

iamthenublack: Cassi Gibson

10th October 2008 |

introduce yourself

I am Cassi Amanda Gibson, 20 years of age, a true vagabond. My art helps me heal my disconnection to my past and my saudades*, my unexplained homesickness to?.. I am not exactly sure where. 

My family resides … Read More