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!
The trailer for the dark comedy/ sci-fi fantasy, Sorry to Bother You, has been released and telemarketing has never looked cooler. The film follows Oakland native, Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) as he enters the world of telemarketing in a alternative universe. After he's advised to use his "white person" voice for the job by his co-worker (Danny … Continue reading Code Switching 101: New Trailer Released for, “Sorry to Bother You” Starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson
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
Last year, I did a review of 2016 with the good, bad, and the side eyes; this year I want to do something a little different with the Best Moments of 2017. The year was filled with positivity even with an immoral administration. There were threats to immigrants with the uncertain future of DACA, the … Continue reading Neon Fade: The 10 Best Moments of 2017
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!
Here it is! The full NeonFade, Buy Black Business Week List. A complete collection of black owned and created brands from clothing to advocacy groups to young entrepreneurs. Thank you to everyone who liked or shared the post this week! The titles for each section link to a separate page for the brands. … Continue reading Check Out the Complete Buy Black Business Week List from NeonFade!
Today’s Buy Black Business Week category will be dedicated to Art and Media. You'll find painters, photographers, and current filmmakers and web series to add to your must buy/watch list. Art + Photography Charly Palmer Painter FaceBook Instagram: @CHARLYLPALMER Malin Fezehai Photographer, Director, Writer Instagram: @malinfezehai Twitter: @malinfezehai Tumblr: http://malinfezehai.tumblr.com/ FaceBook Richard Wilson Art FaceBook Instagram: … Continue reading Buy Black Business Week: Art and Media
It was reported today that actor, playwright, and director Nelsan Ellis has died from heart failure at the age of 39. Ellis was best known for his portrayal as Lafayette Reynolds, a sassy and loyal short order cook turned medium on the HBO series, True Blood. Ellis also starred in Lee Daniels' the Butler as … Continue reading Nelsan Ellis, star of True Blood, dies at 39.
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