Chapter 2 We start off with some of the Winchester’s past racially insensitive parties including a "Cowboys and Injuns" party, a "Wetback Cinco de Mayo" party, and the current blackface party all thrown by the campus magazine, Pastiche. Before Lionel Higgins and the crew crash the party scene we rewind back to some of Lionel’s … Continue reading Dear White People Review: Episode 2
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
In honor of Black History Month, check out my list of films and television series celebrating and exploring black life throughout history including captivating documentaries, quality biopics, and recent theatrical releases. Remember to celebrate Black History beyond these short 28 days! I am not your Negro (2017) The potent words of writer, activist, and playwright … Continue reading 17 Films and Series to Watch in Honor of Black History Month
It's finally here; the trailer for the new Netflix series, Dear White People. The series, based on the 2014 film, Dear White People, will follow six completely different black students at a predominately white institute. The 2014 satirical piece, written and directed by Justin Simeon, starred Tessa Thompson as the no non-sense, pro black, Sam White but in … Continue reading Trailer released for the new Netflix series Dear White People!
The new series, Queen Sugar, isn’t the only project Ava DuVernay has been working on these past couple of years. The brilliant director will explore the many parallels between slavery and mass incarceration in America in the documentary, The 13th. The trailer shows the government and many politicians enforcing racially motivated laws over the years … Continue reading Watch the powerful trailer for “The 13th” directed by Ava DuVernay