Posts in category "Films"

Post-Apartheid Property Struggle: Film "Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What's Ours)"

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To be honest, most of what I learned about South African apartheid and the ending of apartheid in the early-90s was from watching the classic sitcom, “A Different World.” I had no clue what it really meant to “divest from South Africa”, but I knew what was happening in the motherland was bad. Fast forward some 20... Read more »

Black Woman Walking: Dedicating this first day of International Anti-Street Harassment Week to the memory of Adilah Gaither

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Focused and determined. That’s how I would describe my stride and my gaze walking through Oak Park on an unseasonably warm March afternoon.  I heard the rattling from the bass of the car’s sound system approaching behind me, but I kept my attention forward. It’s crazy when you stop to think about it—hearing a noise,... Read more »

Lemme Put You Up On Game 101: Writers Edition Part 1 feat. Tyler Perry

“No one man should have all that power!” Kanye? No. Tyler. Tyler Perry. “Colored girls” are having the best week ever courtesy of Mr. Perry. Likewise, I’m sure he’s not doing too bad, either (cha-ching!). I saw the film “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enough” opening night, but this... Read more »
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Love at First Sight? "Speed-Dating--The Movie" Opens This Weekend in Chicago

So, a crazy thing happened to me this week. I went to the advance screening of Speed-Dating at ICE Theaters Chatham 14 Tuesday night and decided on a whim to participate in the speed dating game. I’ve never played before, but I figured hey, it’s free and I’m here–why not? So, we play and I end of... Read more »

Advance Screening of JUST WRIGHT, Starring Queen Latifah and Common

    More than always being the bridesmaid and never the bride, I think women really hate always being the homegirl and never his girl. Oh sure, he thinks you’re funny, he can talk to you about anything, he loves hanging out with you. He thinks you’re maaaad cool! May even find you attractive (just... Read more »