Friday, December 15, 2017


Movie Review; Mudbound.

December 10, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Writer/director Dee Rees’ 2011 feature film debut Pariah was a depressing but touching look at black lesbian life. This follow-up film is no less weighty. The key difference is the budget ($10M) for this film is bigger and it is used wisely on a top-notch tech crew and fine actors that elevate this southern […]

Movie Review; Quest.

December 10, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) They’re everyday saints. The Raineys are a loving family and community activists. They live in northern Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood that’s an archetype for lots of struggling, poverty-level American communities. Yet somehow, this endearing clan remains positive through the most challenging moments. Their resilience and family bond are the heart of this very moving […]

Why I Reached Out To Music Mogul Russell Simmons.

December 10, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) One week before screenwriter Jenny Lumet gave her very graphic account in the Hollywood Reporter of her allegation that music and TV producer mogul Russell Simmons sexually assaulted her, I had reached out to Simmons. We have the same interest ? no, passion ? in and for yoga. I’ve been a practitioner of it […]

The Weinsteins And Cosbys Of World, Serial Sexual Assaulters It Seems.

October 12, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The New York Times was deep on the late freight when it broke the story that big shot movie mogul and Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein had a long history of reportedly sexually harassing, abusing and victimizing countless women. Weinstein got away with the alleged sexual abuse that reportedly spanned three decades for a good […]

Movie Review; Marshall.

October 12, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Considering all his major accomplishments, why didn’t someone make a film about Thurgood Marshall’s life that was comprehensive? He was the lawyer who won Brown v. Board of Education, and was the founder of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, United States Solicitor General and the first African American Supreme Court Justice. […]

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