Black Superheroes + Black Leadership + The Responsibility of Building Societies in World-Changing Times Last week I had the privilege to see three films — of course, Black Panther, Canadian filmmaker Sharon Lewis’ Brown Girl Begins inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s book, Brown Girl in the Ring, and Martinique-based filmmaker Khris Burton’s S0.CI3.TY.
Read More M.G. Reviews: Black Panther + Brown Girl Begins + S0.CI3.TY (SPOILERS!)
Women Writers in Bloom is a literary salon I started attending a couple of months ago and this month’s featured Texan poet Amanda Johnston. Today I feature her here with some of her poetry influenced by science fiction/fantasy films, like Blade and The Matrix. Below are two poems, “Mixed Blood” and “Blade Speaks at Career […]
Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Amanda Johnston
1) Love Will Tear Us Apart: Japanese and Korean directors created a group of films on the strangeness and madness of love. 2) Attack the Block: Urban teenagers in London fight against an alien invasion. 3) Transfer: An older white couple inhabits the bodies of a young black couple to stay alive.
Read More Otherworldly Videos: Films to See
So, I did attend Bobby Sanabria directing the Manhattan School’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, and I must say it was so worth my $5. I would’ve payed more if it cost more. Once again, I must applaud how Sanabria is not only a drummer, but a genuine historian and performer who loves what he does and […]
Read More “Mambo Nights in Hollywood” Mini-Review