It’s Hard Out Here For a Sister…

If Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant have leaped forth as dark angels to provide us with long-overdue narratives to outline and verify real patterns of mistreatment and injury black men endure, then “Rudy’s” puzzling treatment on the same network she helped bolster so gives us similar analogy for black womahood in America. … More It’s Hard Out Here For a Sister…

My work on ID Channel’s “Deadly Affairs” airs this Friday, December 5.

In case you’ve missed me this season on Investigation Discovery Channel’s Deadly Affairs true-crime docudrama, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and one of my personal childhood favorites Susan Lucci, Friday afternoon is a chance to catch up. I appear back-to-back on the cable network at 2:00 p.m. EST and again at 4:00 p.m. EST. I join law enforcement, … More My work on ID Channel’s “Deadly Affairs” airs this Friday, December 5.

Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part Two)

Chances are, Hollywood producers will find a way to turn young Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s triumphant story I Am Malala into a movie sooner than we all learn to pronounce her last name. In the meantime, here are five more women’s true-to-life tales you can read on the page and then watch onscreen… … More Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part Two)

Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part One)

Chances are, Hollywood producers will find a way to turn young Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s triumphant story I Am Malala into a movie sooner than we all learn to pronounce her last name. In the meantime, here are five women’s true-to-life tales you can read on the page and then see onscreen: 1. The Diary of Anne Frank … More Stories of Dynamic Women In Print and On Screen (Part One)

Remembering Director Mike Nichols Through His Movies

It is a miracle and luck when any work of art, creative piece or cultural manufacture reaches out and touches those like it depicts. However, it is supernatural and magic when a work of art, creative piece or cultural manufacture so far beyond an aesthete’s race, class, gender and experience arrives to inspire and introduce new lives to them. The handful of works I know from Mr. Nichols all do that for me. … More Remembering Director Mike Nichols Through His Movies

10 Black Women’s Book-to-Film Adaptations*

Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and Gloria Naylor were early trailblazers for cinematic adaptations of Negress stories. Adaptations of their autobiography, novel and stories catapulted their work and names to national prominence their Harlem Renaissance and Black Power Movement predecessors were unable to enjoy in their lifetimes. … More 10 Black Women’s Book-to-Film Adaptations*