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"Antebellum" Film Could Generate Real Race Discussions

"Antebellum" Film Could Generate Real Race Discussions
By Cabryl Breotti Premiere Digitally Nationwide Friday September 18th Bush+Renz Film QC Entertaiment Lionsgate Starring: Janelle Monae (Eden/Veronica), Eric Lange (Owner), Jack Huston (Captain Jasper), Jena Malone (Elizabeth), Gabourey Sidibe with Lily Cowles, Tongayi Chirisa and Kiersey Clemons, Marque Richardson Rating: 4.5 out 5 Popcorns Buckets “….if you suddenly woke up in a parallel universe…... Read more »

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification

Blindspotting: The Must-See Film About Race, Class & Gentrification
Our Cabryl Breotti and Laura Miller sat down with lifelong friends and collaborators of a timely, wildly entertaining film, Blindspotting (opens in theaters on July 20th). In the film, ‘Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best... Read more »

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »
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A White Guy from the South Directs a Film about Race--And it's...

A White Guy from the South Directs a Film about Race--And it's...
…A MUST SEE. Woodlawn tells the true story of race, rivalry and religion within the confines of Birmingham Alabama’s Woodlawn High School, the last school in Birmingham to integrate. The story follows wonder kid athlete “Touchdown” Tony Nathan (portrayed by talented newcomer Caleb Castille), as his gridiron skills breathe new life into the wildly unsuccessful... Read more »

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch
By Nicole Harding You know it’s summer in our house when that first Saturday comes and the macaroni salad is in the fridge waiting for the boys to come and get it. It’s a summer Saturday staple; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can count on it. As I stood at the island making... Read more »

Black Women: Which Man Would You Choose?

Black Women: Which Man Would You Choose?
By Angela T. Jones Statistically Black women and Asian men are the two most “single” groups of people in the United States. Often I have been asked by Black men and White women alike, ‘why don’t more Black women just date outside their race?’ I personally am open to the option but not since middle... Read more »
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My Coworker Called Me GHETTO

By Nicole Harding Did you ever find yourself using a word that if someone else used you would be offended? Oh…not that word! My family long ago admonished the use of the N word in any type of fashion. Just not happening. So, why then was it so easy for me to drop the word... Read more »

This is So Ridiculous That it Must Be Shared

This is So Ridiculous That it Must Be Shared
By Zondra Hughes Something ridiculous happened and I had to put it on video. Let me rewind. First the bad news, Dr. Dawj slipped in her home and broke her ankle recently.  Dr. Dawj, who loves her high heeled shoes, must now wear a cast for the next few weeks. Yesterday, we went to the... Read more »

Michael Jordan's Bride: Is Light Skin the Right Skin?

Michael Jordan's Bride: Is Light Skin the Right Skin?
By A Comeaux Oh Chicago! My beloved hometown, by way of the southern suburbs, but home to me no less. This weekend we were bombarded, I mean blessed, with pictures of the coveted wedding of our full court Moses (Michael Jordan). Our god of Nike almighty, the man who defied gravity by walking on air,... Read more »
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