Black Films Matter: Black Cinema on the Riseby Dan Bennett
It’s no secret that the release of Black Panther has created an excitement like no other, particularly within the black community. It seems like every year some superhero film is released, creating all this hype which it either lives up to or unfortunately disappoints. Black Panther, I’m pleased to say, has definitely exceeded expectations. Now […]
You Wore Black To The Golden Globes…Now What?by Dan Bennett
The minute I heard about the “let’s all wear black to an award show as a form of protest,” I rolled my eyes and thought “this is going to be riddled with hypocrisy” and, well, I was right. The Golden Globes had one stellar moment – that amazing, inspiring, powerful, Oprah speech. Oprah, a survivor […]
Get Out: The Horror Of Our Truth Isn’t Funnyby Teresa Johnson
$257, 434, 250. That’s how much Jordan Peele’s film Get Out grossed at the Worldwide Box Office. 200 million dollars, with only a 4.5 million budget. If you aren’t familiar with Jordan Peele’s film (seriously?) it can be best described as a social thriller, heavily touching on racial themes of America’s consistent infatuation with […]
White-Washed Hollywoodby Zoe Mills
When it comes to Hollywood films, nurse the reality is that, pharmacy more often than not, web those of us coming from backgrounds of color or multi-ethnicity have been excluded from the on-screen depictions of so called “relatable” stories. To add insult to injury, when people of color are included in making of tales untold, the roles created and made available for said actors are often obviously manipulated by the hands of white executives, usually resulting in a lack of character complexity or the persistence of stereotypical molds, which leave viewers with the subtle but profound and adamant impression that, once again, people of color are subhuman.