In praise of The Lost Daughter, Call Me, The Strong Black Woman and "Chess Moves," superior works from women this Women's History Month...
Halle Won November, maybe the year
Way to make everybody feel bad when the #1 trending movie over the gluttonous, lazy Thanksgiving Weekend shows us a 50something sister doing crossfit.
David Boykin’s “What the Afrofuture Say” at Black Harvest Film Fest
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.
“Passing,” or your wknd and Nov. 10 sorted
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..
Cicely, Titan of American Literature: 13 Classics She Brought to Life
No other screen persona served the general public more as a constant reminder of the stubborn, healthy and diverse black literary world which defied sentencing to invisibility and dismissal as just a trend. Cicely Tyson achieved this while diversifying in roles by other writers from all backgrounds, regions and genres… Please enjoy and share this catalog of Ms. Tyson’s greatest roles drawn from great, classic American literature I hope you seek out soon.
I’m Only Watching Women Now
I'm blessed to be a woman in these times when so many women before me have resisted to overturn age discrimination and racist beauty standards that left so many of us out of range.
Black Girls in Paris, Harlem and more…
You'd be correct to expect this story of a young Renaissance woman's fantasy trip, to live like her iconic Black American idols, to be sexy and to weave in Josephine Baker. The novel's heroine goes to Paris in search of Baldwin and finds jazz, interracial love and the freelance hustler life...