Monthly Archives: May 2011
“MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY,” an independent feature by the first-time writer-director Barry Jenkins, opens the morning after a one-night stand. Micah and Jo, who don’t yet know each other’s names, are young and black, and for want of a more descriptive … Continue reading
Mammy “is usually very fat… very dark, and wears a bandanna and a beaming smile as a sign of how much she enjoys her oppressed position…. She was often shown as deeply committed to the white family and especially caring … Continue reading
ill Doctrine is a video blog hosted by Jay Smooth, host of New York’s longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI’s Underground Railroad.
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is a 1971 Melvin Van Peebles It tells the picaresque story of a deprived African American man on his flight from the white authority. Van Peebles began to develop the film after being offered a three-picture … Continue reading
Imitation of Life
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