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MY STAYCATION AT THE 21C MUSEUM HOTEL CHICAGO

My love for travel has been going through withdrawals during the pandemic time.  One way I satisfy the craving is to find a nice boutique hotel in the Chicago area, book a weekend, and pretend I am a tourist in my own city. I love boutique hotels because they are small but usually have an... Read more »

RESPECT - Film Review

Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin The Aretha Franklin biopic RESPECT has all the elements to be an amazing film.  The cast is outstanding with Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tate Donovan, and Mary J. Blige, just to name a few. Mary... Read more »

F9 IS FAST, FARFETCHED, AND SO MUCH FUN

F9 has everything the Fast and Furious franchise promises, fast cars, equal opportunity fight scenes, unbelievable stunts, and laugh-out-loud moments. Michelle Rodriguez as Letty in F9, co-written and directed by Justin Lin. F9 gives us a look into Dom Toretto’s (Vin Diesel’s) past.  We learn of his and his little brother Jakob’s life at the... Read more »
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CRITTER FIXER: Country Vets at the AAFCA ROUNDTABLE

As a proud member of the African-American Film Critics Association many opportunities come to have conversations with interesting people. I shamelessly say that I LOVE THE VETS ON CRITTER FIXERS: COUNTRY VETS. My niece went to Fort Valley State with the doctors and she turned me on to them. Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Hodges have... Read more »

CRUELLA

First, I must ask that you pay attention to the PG-13 rating. “Cruella” is not a film for younger children. It is not a cute cartoon that children will love and understand. I found this film to be most interesting and I enjoyed it.   Tipper Seifert-Cleveland as young Estella in Disney’s live action CRUELLA.... Read more »

JOYCHILD – A Short but Impressive Film

When I received the request to review the short film “Joychild,” I looked at the trailer and it gave me nothing to go on, however, my interest was piqued, and I asked to see the film. After watching the film three times, I had to speak with the Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer Aurora Brachman. Aurora is a recent... Read more »
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HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, How do you measure? Measure a year? When Jonathan D. Larson wrote these words for the 2008 Broadway Musical “RENT” I am sure he didn’t plan for it to by my theme song for... Read more »

Bonnie’s Eye Predicts A Colorful Award Season

We finally made it to 2021, however, I must say that I have watched more movies and television series during COVID than ever. Streaming channels such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others have made it very convenient for families and people who never made the time or had the funds to go to the movie... Read more »

WOMEN WITH A MESSAGE

Since the beginning of American history women of color have been strong leaders. Many enslaved Africans would not have made it to freedom if a Black woman had not led them.  White women would not have had the right to vote if Black women did not march with them. Today America would not have a... Read more »
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Thyrl Latting, The Man Who Bridged the History of the Black Cowboy and the Youth of the Chicago Area.

In my last column “The Mystique of the Black Cowboy” I mentioned the story of Cathay Williams. I said that she disguised herself as a man and joined the Union army in the Civil War.  In reality, she did disguise herself as a man but it was the Buffalo Soldiers she joined, not the Union... Read more »