Of all the X-men installments from the movie franchise, hands down “X-Men First Class” is its star pupil. It has all the components: vengeance, thrilling action scenes that don’t try to bombard you with all the latest special effects, and quality actors that transform these original 2-D comic book characters into fleshy, multi-faceted [...]
I’m looking forward to seeing this documentary.
So many good things about this video. The best thing, I think, is how Monch & Co shed light on the most important issue regarding police brutality: someone is hurt/killed by the people who are charged to protect them. That individual, immediate crime shouldn’t be forgotten, or made smaller by people who want [...]
The first and second installments of a four-part series of mock commercials part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films “deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.”
Had me chortling in all sort of inappropriateness here at the college library cafe.
Check Bennu’s exittheapple.com [...]
Reminder: For history nuts, bio buffs and ery’one else , “Thurgood”, Laurence Fishburne‘s one-man show about the civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice premieres tonight on HBO tonight at 9PM. (There’s an encore presentation on February 27th in case you miss it.)
I remember vaguely reading Marshall’s autobiography in junior high, but [...]
Jamelle digs into the Times story on the growing numbers of young people who are self-identifying as “mixed race.”
The great majority of intermarriages take place between Hispanics, Asians, and whites. If there is a great population of multiracial people, it’s almost certain that they will be some combination of Hispanic and white, or [...]
Dee Rees‘s Pariah and Goran Olsson‘s The Black Power Mixtape deal with the Black experience in America, but very differently — after all, we are not a monolith.
The first, is about a young black lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality in the heart of Brooklyn. Movie treatment of queer issues are usually [...]
A while back, Stacia expressed mild worry over Halle Berry‘s coming Frankie and Alice, in which the Oscar winner plays as a woman with multiple personalities — one of whom is a racist white lady:
Let’s just say we’re really, really not looking forward to this.
But then, do we ever look forward to [...]