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The Black Panther: All about History and Lineage

In April of 1966, six months before the Black Panther Party was established, Marvel Comic’s Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created a new superhero that was a native of an African continent, who was a black prince from one of the wea...

Mudbound

The film ‘Mudbound’ takes place in rural Mississippi where a young white family comes to acquire the management of a farm that is being sharecropped by a black family. This is taking place at the end of the fighting in Euro...


GOOK

A film about race and family set against the backdrop of the L.A. Riots Los Angeles, CA (April 19, 2017) – Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today the acquisition of the 2017 Sundance audience award winner GOOK. The film, writt...

The Documentary “13th”: Freedom Deferred

My first thought about “13th” was this is a film by storied director Ava DuVernay, so it’s got to be good. Ms. DuVernay’s reputation as an independent filmmaker of note is huge. Not only that, but also for one of her mo...


 Whitney: Can I Be Me

It’s hard to believe it’s been over five years since Whitney Houston’s tragic death.  The voice we all know and love for such hits as ‘You Give Good Love’, ‘Saving All My Love’, The Gr...

Erika Alexander

Conquering Concrete Park We’ve been watching her for years. First on the iconic ‘Cosby Show’ then on the breakout 90’s hit comedy series ‘Living Single’. However, for Erika Alexander, that’s not where her story be...


The Devil’s Music: The Life & Blues of Bessie Smith

You may have heard of the legendary Bessie Smith. You may have even seen the HBO movie a few years ago with Queen Latifah in the title role, but I guarantee you have never seen the self-professed ‘Empress of the Blues’ port...

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Everyone is familiar with Ebony magazine. It wasn’t merely a magazine, it was and still is a staple in the Black community. It was quite commonplace to walk into a friend or family member’s home and see the latest copy on t...


GOING, GOING, GONE WITH THE WIND

More than any American film about the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reveals the cunning skill with which white supremacy creates its own myths. The 1939 film was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning 1936 novel of the same n...

Thunder Soul: The Band, the Man, and His Music

I don’t know, maybe you missed it just like I did. It was release back in 2010. So let me tell you about one of the coolest (yes I said “Coolest”) documentaries you may have never seen, and one, in my opinion, you need to...