Bambadjan Bamba Comes Out as Undocumented

The actor, best known for The Good Place and the upcoming Black Panther, says Hollywood should stand with immigrants in the industry by fighting for DACA.

Jan. 12 2018 5:07 PMFilm Producer DeVon FranklinOn his commandments for achieving secular success with faith-based films like The Star.
Dec. 22 2017 7:46 AMRepresent: 2017 in ReviewReflecting on the year in representation, from Moonlight to the Weinstein fallout.
Dec. 8 2017 11:47 AMShe’s Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta GerwigThe Lady Bird director talks stepping behind the camera for the first time.
Nov. 17 2017 10:32 AMComedian Hari KondaboluOn his new documentary, The Problem With Apu, and how his stand-up routine changed after 9/11.
Nov. 3 2017 3:08 PMAll I See Is You and Q’orianka Kilcher: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode No. 66 of Slate Represent.
Oct. 27 2017 11:32 AMGabourey Sidibe, Live From New OrleansThe actress talks to Aisha Harris about her role on Empire, sexism in Hollywood, and her directorial debut The Tale of Four.
Oct. 18 2017 10:39 AMHarvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” CultureDozens of women have accused the film mogul of sexual harassment and assault. What does the fallout tell us about the industry’s power dynamics?
Oct. 6 2017 3:18 PMFall TV RoundupOur panel of guests discusses hopes and fears about new and returning shows this season.
Sept. 22 2017 7:45 AMBollywood Star Ali FazalOn crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.
Sept. 12 2017 10:16 AMThe Insecure Recap EditionWe have a spoiler-filled discussion about the emotional Season 2 ending of Issa Rae’s hit show.
Sept. 1 2017 10:49 AMSteven Universe Animator Ian Jones-Quartey on His New Show, OK K.O.!Jones-Quartey talks to us about his new Cartoon Network series and what it takes to “make it” in the industry.
Aug. 30 2017 12:08 PMAtypical and Yvonne Orji of Insecure: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode 57 of Slate Represent.
Aug. 18 2017 1:00 PMDetroit and Filmmaker Janicza BravoThe director talks about her “weird” new movie Lemon, directing Atlanta’s “Juneteenth” episode, and challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker.
Aug. 9 2017 12:20 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 4As Rachel Lindsay’s search for love comes to an end, we recap the Bachelorette finale and look back at how the season handled race and representation.
July 28 2017 1:49 PMGirls Trip and Monica Owusu-BreenWe discuss the box-office hit starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Queen Latifah. Then, an interview with the showrunner of Midnight, Texas about her career and the NBC supernatural drama.
Jan. 5 2018 1:23 PMHollywood Women Respond to #MeTooWe discuss the anti-harassment initiative Time’s Up and talk to Great American Baking Show winner Vallery Lomas about her season’s sudden cancellation.
Dec. 15 2017 12:34 PMShe’s Gotta Have It Writer Radha BlankOn working with Spike Lee, responding to criticisms of the show, and being a woman of color in the writers room.
Nov. 24 2017 10:30 AMCoco and Portrayals of Latinos in AnimationWe discuss Disney-Pixar’s newest film and look back at animation’s complicated history of Latino representation.
Nov. 10 2017 1:21 PMThe Mindy Project and Dawn-Lyen Gardner of Queen SugarWe discuss the finale of Mindy Kaling’s once-groundbreaking rom-com series. Then, Gardner talks to us about Queen Sugar’s second season.
Nov. 3 2017 10:42 AMQ’orianka Kilcher on Portraying a Native American HeroineThe actress talks starring in Te Ata, dealing with typecasting, and how her activism influences her work.
Oct. 20 2017 11:19 AMTelling Marsha P. Johnson’s StoryWe discuss the importance of trans perspectives in filmmaking and talk to activist Victoria Cruz about her role in Netflix’s new documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
Oct. 7 2017 11:00 AMThe Return of ScandalAs Shonda Rhimes’ game-changing drama enters its final season, we recap the premiere episode.
Sept. 29 2017 11:15 AMStrong Island Director Yance FordThe filmmaker describes the journey to making his new, deeply personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford Jr.
Sept. 15 2017 10:46 AMBig Freedia Comes to SlayThe Queen of Bounce on Big Freedia Bounces Back, cultural appropriation, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
Sept. 8 2017 12:43 PMDear White People Music Supervisor Morgan RhodesOn finding the right musical cues for some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the past few years.
Aug. 30 2017 1:31 PMThe Represent Rose: The EpilogueRobin and Veralyn interview Bachelorette contestant Eric Bigger and his aunt, fan favorite Verna Myers, about life after the show and the role that race played this season.
Aug. 25 2017 12:59 PMAtypical and Yvonne Orji of InsecureWe discuss Netflix’s new autism comedy with two self-advocates. Then, Orji talks to us about auditioning for the role of Molly, her faith, and more.
Aug. 11 2017 12:46 PMWhose Streets? and Anika Noni RoseWe unpack the powerful Ferguson documentary with Slate’s chief political correspondent and talk to Rose about Power and princesses.
Aug. 4 2017 2:10 PMColumbus Director KogonadaThe prolific video essayist talks about his new feature debut starring John Cho.
July 26 2017 3:34 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 3We discuss The Bachelorette’s hometown dates and check in on how the show is balancing its fairy-tale premise with the real pressures surrounding race and dating.