Hidden Figures Movie Review

So I finally got around to see Hidden Figures, and it was everything I had imagined. Walking out of the theater, I felt 10 feet tall. It was as if Dorothy, Katherine, and Mary said directly to me, go do it, sister. While I am not in the STEM field, I was still largely inspired […]

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5 Reasons to Watch Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

 Spike Lee’s Latest joint Chi-Raq portrays gang torn Chicago in the frame of  ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Much like Spike Lee’s other films this too is a must watch and here’s why. New Comer to the big screen Teyonah Parris of Hopkins, South Carolina takes the lead actress role of Lysistrata. She embodies […]

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Fear the Walking Dead, more like Fear Black Actors

Since Fear the Walking Dead has been on the air a full 2 episodes, it has managed to kill all the major black characters. Show runner David Erickson, said in an interview with The Hollywood reporter that this was not planed, that producers were concerned with finding the best actors for the best parts. However […]

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Event Spotlight: Blaktastik

Columbia and surrounding areas, get ready for Blaktastic, a 3 day film, music, education and art festival celebrating contemporary black creative culture. So much of american popular culture imitates black culture, the line is blurred between what celebrates black culture and what tears it down. In the wave of Tyler Perry and Kevin Hart films […]

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Black History 101

In Honor of Black History Month, I have decided to do a series of posts inspired by the PBS special African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. The six hour series narrated by Henry Louis Gates chronicles the history of black people in America. Episode 1, The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) goes back to the shores of Africa, […]

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