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‘Respect’ — a loving look at the great Aretha Franklin
August 26, 2021
What makes “Respect” is that this great artist struggled and it was that energy that shaped Franklin’s signature sound. ... read more »
Book Review: Motherhood So White By Nefertiti Austin
July 16, 2020
Motherhood So White is more than a great read, it’s an insider’s view of adoption and foster care from the perspective of an accomplished, unmarried woman of African descent. ... read more »
‘MISS JUNETEENTH’ gives life to a modern young woman’s struggles
June 18, 2020
In theaters and on Digital and On-Demand on June 19, 2020. ... read more »
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FILM REVIEW: ‘Blue Story’
May 14, 2020
First-time feature filmmaker Rapman has schooled Generation Z with a cautionary urban tale that is both raw and affecting. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: “Underwater”
January 16, 2020
If tension, fear and good performances were all it took to make a satisfying thriller, “Underwater” would be complete. ... read more »
Mati Diop’s brilliant feature film debut “Atlantics” — on Netflix — one of the best films of 2019.
January 9, 2020
It’s hard not to use a lot of glowing adjectives to describe the beauty and the impact of the story and how the director chooses to tell it. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: ‘Les Misérables’
January 2, 2020
Ladj Ly‘s stark realism, also exemplified by his documentary-style filmmaking, is fairly evocative for 102 minutes and gives the film a soul. ... read more »
Best Films of 2019
December 26, 2019
Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera. ... read more »
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August Wilson’s Gem of The Ocean is an Emotional and Relevant Display of a Uniquely Black American Story
November 7, 2019
"Gem of the Ocean" was a true display of emotion, and the connection an individual has to their past. ... read more »
Film Review: “The Last Whistle”
July 4, 2019
“The Last Whistle” is labor of love, and a touching one at that. ... read more »
Straight Outta Compton: A Tale of N.W.A
August 19, 2015
The group N.W.A. highly anticipated biopic, Straight Outta Compton, is a wonderful depiction of the group’s togetherness, troubles, and success. Straight Outta Compton was such a wonderful success that it made $60.2 million opening weekend, according to Associated Press, making it the biggest opening for a musical biopic ever. ... read more »
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