Barack Obama Pays Tribute to Late Director John Singleton

May 1, 2019


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Barack Obama took to Twitter Tuesday to pay respect to director John Singleton. "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." Singleton's family removed the 51-year-old from life support on Monday after he suffered a stroke on April 17. He was the youngest person--and the first African-American--ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar.