By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities” – until February 25, 2021, Various directors, USA, 95 minutes “Not only will I stare, I want my look to change reality" - bell hooks  In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make...
“Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual," Marvel's president said. By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE The work that Chadwick Boseman did in Black Panther will, like the late actor’s legacy, live on forever. Towards the end of Marvel Studio’s presentation on Disney’s Investors Day on December 10, Marvel...
Disney annotated “Dumbo” and other movies for including “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.” By Jeremy Blum, Huff Post A variety of older films on the Disney+ streaming service — including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan” and “The Aristocats” — now carry strongly worded and unskippable disclaimers alerting audiences to racist...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The late actor Chadwick Boseman had a wealth of film experiences under his belt, and he was marvelous in all of them, including many others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise besides “Black Panther,” which included “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers...
Glamour's powerful September cover features six Black women who share their own experiences with discrimination and microaggressions By Kaitlyn Frey, People Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba and Marsai Martin are getting candid about the discrimination Black women face over their hair. The stars teamed up to film a powerful PSA, "I'VE...
Former President Barack Obama Sends Inspirational Message to Class of 2020; Mayor Lori Lightfoot Makes Live Appearance To Offer Congratulations ABC 7 keeps the party going for Chicago’s 2020 graduates!  Following the city-wide graduation special at 1 PM, Cheryl Burton and Hosea Sanders go live for GRADUATION 2020: THE AFTER...
This is a start, but the overwhelmingly white show still has a lot of work to do. By Emma Gray and Claire Fallon, Huff Post “The Bachelor” franchise has cast just one Black lead in 18 years, but ABC announced Friday that will be changing in 2021: Matt James, best known...
By Soul Music Bonnie Pointer, one of the famed Pointer Sisters, has died at 69. "It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the fans of the Pointer Sisters that my sister Bonnie died this morning,” said Anita Pointer of her sister Patricia, known as Bonnie. “Our family is devastated. On behalf...
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By Erick Johnson Roosevelt Myles, the wrongfully-convicted man whose story has been reported by the Crusader, will be featured in a documentary at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Investigative Discovery on the Discovery channel. Viewers can see the documentary ”Reasonable Doubt” for free by downloading the app ID GO from investigationdiscovery.com. Myles has been...