An outstanding and necessary achievement for a musician of David's talent as well as his commitment to Chicago, culminating now in his film's inclusion in the "Made in Chicago" Shorts Program of the fame Black Harvest Film Festival at the Siskel Center.
I was so excited at the first impression I got for this book's film adaptation on its way. I'm an English major/major book nerd, so yes, the great Nella Larsen's Passing is a novel to define my college days. If you were a woman with melanin and not going into medicine or science as a career, you loved Passing. It was your Dynasty and Real Housewives franchise, yet so aged and psychologically impressive it was totally okay to call this soap opera a favorite novel. Oh, the drama..
I thought, by now, these recent cover shots like Lorna Simpson's construction with Rihanna for ESSENCE or Regina King and Viola Davis's old Hollywood glamour shots would just be the norms for black women. VOGUE has reminded me to never get comfortable. Hope, always. But never be surprised...
Emmett, Trayvon, Markeis, Kalief, Oscar, Tamir, Aiyana, Stephon, Botham, Sandra, Amadou, Eleanor, Terence, Philando, Alton, Walter, Sharmel, Miriam, Tony, Jordan, Rumain, Rekia, Laquan, Eric, Michael...
Beah Richards and Bette Davis illuminate the essential if fraught alliance between Black women who serviced White men and White women who benefited from it all in the obscure 80's HBO movie "As Summers Die."
February 5, 2018, would have been Trayvon Martin's 23rd birthday.
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