Will Smith, using graphics & actors, hosts this survey of the long struggle for Blacks to become full citizens, centering on the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution.
Writer-director Barry Alexander Brown’s film is based on Bob Zellner’s well-received 2008 autobiography The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. The author’s move from sympathetic but do-nothing white moderate to zealous C-R activist is a good illustration of Dr. King’s criticism in his famous prison letter. At first …
The biopic covers the ups & downs of the life of Aretha Franklin from age 10 through her recording of her most popular album “Amazing Grace.”
Concert singer Marian Anderson’s story, from her childhood church singing through her rejection that led to her famous Lincoln Memorial Concert through the Civil Rights era.
The racism of the London police trigger an uprising of London’s West Indian Community when the cops continually raid their beloved Mangrove Cafe.
On the 1964 night when Cassius Clay won the World Heavy Weight Boxing Championship in Miami Malcolm X hosts a small party that includes the Champ & their 2 friends singer Sam Cook & football player Jim Brown, their conversation ranging over issues of racism & their part in fighting it.
The story of voting & voter suppression is told, with Stacey Abram’s loss in the rigged 2018 election in Georgia as the primary example–and warning for the 2020 national election.
If you are an admirer of James Baldwin, you will surely want to read Eddie S. Gaude Jr.’s book BEGIN AGAIN. In its 238 pages (including a subject index) the frequent MSNBC guest gives us a grand tour of the life and writings of this fiery Black prophet. It does more than confirms what, we …
I urge readers to see this film. Click the movie title to read my entire review. 5 out of 5 stars.
Two black men hire & train a white to be their front so they can buy real estate & eventually a bank from racist businessmen in the 1960s.