Where My Black Irish At? Happy St. Paddy’s Day

  Yup!  That’s right.  I’m Black Irish!  My Grandmother was a ‘Gregory’!!!  So, in addition to sniffing some Corn beef Cabbage (I don’t eat beef), grabbing a green donut or some beer…I may set down and grab a look at some of my favorite Irish flicks. Happy St. Paddy’s Day and I hope you have…

Are you “Unlovable?” Charlene duGuzman Tackles Addiction with Humor

Love.  Sex.  These are words that aren’t often synonymous with addiction.  When we hear addiction we immediately associate it with alcohol or drugs…right?  But, love and sex can be just as addictive and damaging to one’s life, self-esteem and those who inhabit that person’s world.  I mean, seriously, why do men and women cheat on…

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Shine Bright in The Theory of Everything

After watching what Stephen and Jane Hawking  have had to endure just to get from one day to the next…never again will I complain or even lament about life because nothing can be as difficult as what they have had to endure.

Extra’s Tanika Ray Moderates Panel for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time

The beautiful, fantabulous Tanika Ray of the NBC’s EXTRA moderated a panel with the cast of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time and I had a from row seat to the action. How does Ava Duvernay feel about being the $100 million dollar woman and are the young stars of the films cited about their first…

THOROUGHBREDS is a Dark Dramedy Featuring White Privilege

With a title like ‘Thouroughbreds’, I thought I was about to watch a film about horses…which BTW…I adore.  What I witnessed instead was a story about mean girls with too much money and white privilege covered in a dark dramedy thriller. Written and directed by Cory Findley in his directorial debut, Thoroughbreds follows two upper-class teenage…

Wrinkle in Time Taps Into Inner Child and Warrior Mode

  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge child at heart.  It’s a characteristic handed down from my beautiful, playful mother.  A quality that allows me to have an open heart and mind when watching projects meant to tap into one’s inner child. One of my favorite films of all time is…

The Final Year Shares Insider View of a Presidential Transition

Barack Obama made history as the first person of color to become President of the United States…twice.  It goes without saying that in these dark days we are dwelling in, longing for the days when I turned on the news and saw POTUS singing some Al Green, dancing with his Queen Michelle,  joking around with Jimmy Kimmel or giving a speech that ALL Americans could be proud of would be an understatement.

Tell Them We Are Rising is a Love Letter to HBCU’s on PBS

Being a graduate of “The Mecca” Howard  University,  you know I had to check out  the Stanley Nelson directed Tell Them We Are Risingculminating the rise and (in some instances) the fall of Historical Black Colleges and Universities such as  Howard University, Hampton Institute,Morgan, Morehouse, Spellman, Fisk and so many other Historical Black Colleges and Universities.

Black Joy and Power Present at Black Panther Press Junket

Black women are all about our hair.  It’s a source of pride, whether it’s natural or fried, died and laid to the side.  When Danai learned that her character would have to have her head shaved, “…the pride started to grow, you know…This pride around it,  this sort of symbol of power in these women.  She (Okoye) doesn’t want to cover up. 

Happy Valentines Day

Who hasn’t fallen in love or had their heart broken or loved someone who didn’t love you back the way you wanted them to?  Almost everyone right?  So, whether you are spending the holiday alone or with the love of your life, Valentine’s Day is upon us!  Get some Chocolate Wine, popcorn and your trigger finger ready to do some serious streaming of what I consider to be my  Top Five Romantic films

Peter Rabbit Keeps Classic Alive for New Generation

In this delightful version, the house next door to the bunny nook is taken over by the inhabitant’s nephew leaving the Peter and his family to believe that the torture may end with this new generation.  No such luck!  Not only is the new owner not a bunny lover, but threatens to ruin Peter’s relationship with Bea, which goes deeper than either one of them realize.

Why Black Panther is the Crown Jewel of the Marvel Franchise

Black Panther is hands down the best film in the Marvel Franchise!!!  Why?  Black Panther is on the road to do for Marvel what The Lion King did for Disney.  The Lion King had Mufasa, Simba and The Pridelands…Black Panther has Wakanda, King T’Challa, Nakia and Killmonger.  Black Panther also manages to show tender young…