The early days of country/blues singer Huddie Ledbetter, from leaving home to playing in night spots through his several incarcerations to his “discovery” by John Lomax.
A documentary about a Black wife raising 6 children & running her business while working long hours to get the 60-year sentence of her imprisoned husband reduced.
A racist film, typical of its time, wherein Blacks play subservient roles, but redeemed by the music of Louis Armstrong & Billy Holiday (her only feature film!).
Jay is distrusted by old friends when he returns from LA to make a film about the neighborhood, which is undergoing Gentifrication.
Presbyterian pastor, film critic Edward McNulty recommends seeing or re-visiting these thoughtful films by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty has compiled a list of 10 thoughtful films that deal with the sin of structural racism. LOUISVILLE — The Rev. Dr. Edward McNulty, a Presbyterian pastor and film critic, has …
I am assuming that you have read my review of HBO’s exciting new series Lovecraft Country and so know that it combines themes of racism with science fiction and fantasy horror, its three protagonists being African Americans. If you have not, then click on the title below and read that first, else much of the …
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 …
A documentary depicting a Lutheran White pastor’s attempt in Omaha in 1965 to involve his people in a dialogue with a Black congregation, a project that fails, as skeptical black barber had predicted.
The doc. film weaves 4 stories of Southern Blacks oppressed by racism–in New Orleans, 2 brothers; a female bar owner; “Black Indians” preparing for Mardi Gras; & in MS a New Black Panther team seeking justice.
Spike Lee has a ball in this show biz satire in which a TV network greenlights a minstrel show filled with terrible racial stereotypes–the plot borrowed from The Producers.