Honestly after watching The People Vs OJ Simpson Johnnie Cochran was a brilliant lawyer that was able to leverage the anger stemming from the acquittal in the Rodney King beating to his advantage (special shout out to Courtney B Vance). Regardless of how you felt about the case, Cochran used the media, the aftermath of […]Read more "My Take: The People Vs OJ Simpson"
It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
A week ago, during the Giants vs Eagles game on Monday night football, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered. It was met with a thunderous applause the world over well at least except for the racists who felt the film was promoting white genocide. The notion that the film was too […]Read more "Towards Black Futures"
On Sepetember 20, 2015 the eve of the start of the Fall TV season, Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for actress in a leading role in the 66 years of the award show’s existence. Though I have long abandoned the need for black actors and artists to be honored […]Read more "Viola….."
In every classic story at the bare minimum there are two kinds of characters, the hero and the villain. You are conditioned to cheer for the hero while praying for the villain’s downfall. There are times when the villain can become compelling such as Papa Pope in Scandal. But what if there are no heroes or […]Read more "The Power of Power"
I loooove Being Mary Jane! Mara Brock Akil is known for her shows Girlfriends and The Game but Being Mary Jane is her first attempt at an hour long drama. When the movie came out in 2013, I was so excited for the following TV show which stars the lovely Gabrielle Union as the title character Mary Jane Paul […]Read more "Being Mary Jane and the Nuances of Blackness"
So I decided to release a preview of some post ideas that are in the works so you all can see that I am committed to producing content. That Scandal Episode This post will deal with the Ferguson inspired Scandal episode and my reactions to. So much happened in this episode that it took a […]Read more "Upcoming Posts"