Monthly Archives: May 2011

Examining Race and a Future Beyond It

“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

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Historical Stereotyped Representations of African Americans in Film

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

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A History Lesson for Chris Brown- Jay Smooth

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.

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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

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Immitation of Life

Imitation of Life

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Black Acting School

Black Acting School

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Killer of Sheep- Charles Burnett

Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. Frustrated by money … Continue reading

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