Really Erykah? You’re just gonna serve this much yes in one photo? #sheaintright
"Meaninglessness takes hold because meaninglessness is addictive. People who want to challenge this theory point to Kendrick Lamar, and the way that his music, at least so far, has some sense of the social contract, some sense of character. But is he just the exception that proves the rule?"
The 11th annual Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival in Seattle, WA has accepted my mixed-media documentary short “Steamfunk & Rococoa: A Black Victorian Fantasy.” The festival upholds a “tradition of presenting positive, provocative and penetrating independent films created by emerging and established filmmakers” and will take place from April 26th through May 4th. Check out the link to the festival and information about prior years here: http://www.langstoninstitute.org/film-festival/
Are you tired of witnessing people hash out important conversations about race, popular culture, or recent politics online instead of in person? Are certain people missing from critical conversations because they’re not online? Has Black History Month been reduced to a ritual of iconic photographs and McDonald’s commercials? Check out Black After February. It’s a movement for YEAR-LONG recognition and dialogue.
LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: GAME SHOW APPROACHES TO DAYTIME TALK IN THE MAURY SHOW
Tips for academic writing using Beyonce lyrics.
This mixed-media creation by filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii exemplifies the increasingly creative potential of the documentary genre. Using different animation techniques and performance art, the film communicates a message about “‘Globalized’ Beauty & African Self-Image.”
An important message from the inspirational Janelle Monae.
"Don’t call it a comeback, because it may not be one after all. An article has been circulating through social media about how Dave Chappelle’s long-anticipated return to stand-up went left during his show in Connecticut, when Dave refused to continue his performance in front of a rowdy, uncooperative, practically degrading audience. But the larger theme that this article addresses and that Chappelle’s experience represents is the relationship between the Black performer and the white audience.”
Check out the article I’m referring to AND my 2010 essay “From Tragedy to Comedy…or Somewhere in Between: the (Un)Changing Roles of Black Comedians in Mainstream Television” at this link