Diversity is a long overdue but hot button topic in todays popular culture. Film, television, comics, animation and the beauty industry have all tried their hands at inclusion, some manage well while most struggle to hit the mark. The fandom industry, unconventional yet lucrative, is no different; often times missing opportunities to showcase diverse creators and talent. … Continue reading Get Your Tickets Now for Universal FanCon: A Fandom Convention Dedicated to Inclusion and Representation!
Happy Black History Month! Below you will find events scheduled to take place in the Baltimore area in honor of African American history and culture. Film screenings, concerts, galleries and more will educate and celebrate the past and present of black history around the city. Be sure to subscribe to the various organizations listed to … Continue reading 10 Events to Attend in Baltimore to Celebrate Black History Month
As we know, Kaepernick risked his NFL career in 2016 after kneeling during the national anthem. People with common sense who actually care about the welfare of the black community understood why he was protesting but the rest of racist white America did not including the NFL owners and coaches who have still not signed … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick Completes One Million Dollar Pledge With Help From Some Celebrity Friends
January 15th, 2018 will be filled with remembrance and celebration of black creativity and strength at the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. The show will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and include some of the most talented and hardworking black artist in film, television, music, and literature. Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, Chance … Continue reading Issa Rae, Dear White People, Get Out, and more nominated in the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards. Full List
I don't like the film Coming to America, I don't know the words to the classic song, Fire and Desire, and I don't know how to play spades. What does this all mean? It means, if word gets out, I could have my coveted black card revoked! *shivers*. I'll probably be ok but the contestants … Continue reading Black Card Revoked is Coming to BET!
Attention all black women, men, children, and people who want to see black folks prosper; be sure to watch or DVR (this counts in the ratings) the premier of The Rundown with Robin Thede tonight on BET. Thede, a comedian, writer, and now late night host, will discuss an array of topics on her show including … Continue reading The Rundown with Robin Thede premieres tonight on BET!
Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to organizations aiding the black community through non-profits, funding, and podcasts. Leader's of a Beautiful Struggle (Baltimore) Grassroots organization centered in Baltimore Instagram: @lbsbaltimore Twitter: @LBSBaltimore FaceBook Trans Women of Color Collective https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOciixMwZz4 Twitter: @twoccnyc FaceBook Black Alliance for Just Immigration Advocate for African American … Continue reading BUY BLACK BUSINESS WEEK: Advocacy Organizations
Ramad Chatman (24) will spend an additional 5 years in jail despite being found NOT GUILTY for armed robbery. According to The Independent, in 2012 Chatman, age 19, was convicted of breaking and entering for stealing a television worth $120. It was his first offense and Chatman was sentenced to five years’ probation. Chatman abided by his … Continue reading Ramad Chatman to Spend 5 More Years in Jail Despite Being Found NOT GUILTY
Film Synopsis Dear White People was first released in 2014 as a film directed by Justin Simien. The story followed four black students as they attended a predominately white institute named Winchester University. Each character represented a different perspective on what it meant to be black in a majority white space and each handled racism differently in a … Continue reading Dear White People Review: Episode 1
My first movie review for 2017 and in general will be for the 2017 film, Burning Sands. This review contains spoilers. Plot Burning Sands is the feature length directorial debut from Gerard McMurray and is distributed through Netflix. The film is about 5 young men who are experiencing, “Hell Week” the final week in the … Continue reading Neon Fade Burning Sands Review (SPOILERS)