Thursday, June 30, 2022

2022 Tribeca Film Festival; Black Life Goes Full Frame.

June 23, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( The Tribeca Film Festival is back on track. In 2022 it offered both theater screenings (June 8th – 19th)  and at-home TFF App-viewings too (up to June 26th). Festival premieres and parties were back in full swing, and images of Black life were everywhere. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, series… Aisha (***) For Aisha Osagie (Letitia Wright, Black Panther), […]

4th of July is Not a Holiday for African Americans to Celebrate.

June 16, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( What is 4th of July for America? It is a day that white Americans who believed they are better than everyone else and constantly portrayed themselves as either victims or heroes celebrate their independence from the former British Empire. It is a federal holiday celebrating the declaration of independence and liberation of the […]

Broadway Veteran Fearlessly Confronts Music Industry Exploiters.

Tweet ( Let’s begin by introducing Chapman Roberts. In a biographical sketch distributed in a Carnegie Hall celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, he is described as a “Singer-actor–composer-vocal/choral arranger-conductor-musical supervisor-concert producer.” He is also a four-time Grammy Award recipient who has been successful in show business for over 50 years. During that time, […]

‘The Simpsons’ Rails Against Capitalism.

Tweet ( Fox’s cartoon “The Simpsons” just concluded Season 33 on May 22 with a rip-roaring attack on capitalism and how the middle class has been shredded. It starred a singing janitor played by actor Hugh Jackman and a professorial cameo by socialist Robert Reich, who was once Bill Clinton’s secretary of labor. Before we […]

Guns, Violence, Mental Illness and Solutions.

May 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet ( PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox — we all recognize these names and know the iconic brands that are behind them (Sony and Microsoft). In fact, almost every American has probably had their hands on one of their controllers at some point. The gaming industry and game systems themselves have advanced since the days of […]

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