Barack Obama Pays Tribute To John Singleton For “Opening Doors For Filmmakers Of Color”

Barack Obama Pays Tribute To John Singleton For “Opening Doors For Filmmakers Of Color”
One day after John Singleton died from complications of a stroke, former President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the groundbreaking director for helping to open doors in Hollywood.

Obama posted a message about Singleton Tuesday on Twitter, praising the South Los Angeles native for telling real stories about the struggles of inner-city life.

“His seminal work, Boyz n the Hood, remains one of the most searing, loving portrayals of the challenges facing inner-city youth,” Obama wrote. “He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored.”

Condolences to the family of John Singleton. His seminal work, Boyz n the Hood, remains one of the most searing, loving portrayals of the challenges facing inner-city youth. He opened doors for filmmakers of color to tell powerful stories that have been too often ignored.

Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 30, 2019

Over the years, Singleton helmed a string of hit films,
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