For #ThrowBackThursday Film Review The Tuskegee Airmen released in 1995 is one of those films that takes us back to a time when excellence was the status quo. My favorite part of the film is when the new recruits introduced themselves. The level of intelligence was inspiring. I won’t spoil the film but the cast alone will make you want to watch. Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, Andre Braugher, Cuba Gooding Jr., Mekhi Phifer, Bennet Guillory, Vivica A. Fox, and Ron Hutchinson are excellent.
The Tuskegee Airmen film is a true story about the 332nd Fighter…
At just 22 years old poet Amanda Gorman has captured the attention of America and the political stage with rhythm and rhyme. As the youngest national youth poet laureate Amanda has made history reading her poem The Hill We Climb at the 2021 inauguration. Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander, and Richard Blanco, have filled the role before Amanda Gorman.
Poem‘The Hill We Climb’-Amanda Gorman
Mr. President, Dr. Biden, Madam Vice President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans and the world, when day comes we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry…
Deena Allen is a young 17 year old poet from Detroit, Michigan who competed against 27 high school artist and won the Detroit Pistons $25,000 scholarship. She’s a self-published author who’s passionate about helping others while using poetry as a tool to express herself. I spoke with Deena Allen about her love for poetry which inspired her to write and compete for a scholarship.
Tell us a little bit about you.
Hi, I’m Deena Allen. I’m in the 12th grade at Cass Technical High School in Detroit and I’m 17 years old.
Tell us about the award…
Get ready for the 2019 Detroit Doll Show! A fun event packed with captivating dolls, workshops, doll look alike contest, children’s books, arts & crafts, games, poetry, films, vendors, raffles, speakers, and much more. Enjoy African Drumming and food while attending the make your own doll workshop. The mission of the Detroit Doll Show is to celebrate history, culture, self love, and diversity with the promotion of black dolls.
The longest serving African American Congressman, fighter for reparations, and co-founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus died October 27th, 2019 at the age of 90 years old. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1964 and served Detroit until he was forced to resign December 5th, 2017. He introduced a bill to establish Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday which passed the House in 1983. His wife, Coretta Scott King chaired the commission responsible for creating the first celebration of King’s birthday in 1986. John Conyers, Jr. fought against redistricting by Michigan Republicans…
After watching the first two episodes of Forest Whitaker portrayal of Bumpy Johnson in the new crime tv drama Godfather of Harlem, I’m hooked. The show is packed with amazing talent such as Nigel Thatch playing Malcolm X, Giancarlo Esposito as Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Ilfenesh Hadera as Mayme Johnson to name a few. The theme music for the show is produced by Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, and DMX so we already know it’s fire! Forest Whitaker is also one of the Executive Producers of the show which airs on EPIX Sundays 9pm.
New Film The Brian Banks Story premiers this Friday starring (Aldis Hodge). Brian Banks was an All-American high school football star who was wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit. In 2002 he was falsely accused and sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. In 2012 his conviction was overturned and his dreams of playing in the NFL came to fruition. Now he helps other youth fight against the broken judicial system that locks up black men more than any other race in America
Master P will release his upcoming film I Got the Hook-Up 2 this Friday. AMC theaters across the country will screen the upcoming film along with digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, and many more. Master P wants to change how films are independently released. His new film is self financed and he wants more ownership in the film industry. Showtimes and ticket orders can be purchased online. I Got the Hook-Up-2 is in theaters nationwide July 12th, 2019.
The movie Black Panther was cool but we don’t own it-Master P
In 2018 Master P granted 10 students with…