In Preparation For The Movie Adaptation Of "Twelve Years A Slave", Read The Autobiography of Solomon Northup

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I am recommending everyone go see the film Twelve Years A Slave, particularly those who so casually went to see a film released last year that used Ni**er 150 times for entertainment and turned the horrors of chattel slavery of Africans into a Looney Tunes-style caper. I am recommending everyone […]

Evaluating Men For Alliances & Marriage Series #16: When A Man Talks About Your Relationship A Certain Way It's A Good Thing

I just had to do a quick post reshuffling when the scans for the June issue of US GQ magazine appeared on several Michael Fassbender fan sites yesterday. So, while we’ll be discussing him as the overall example for this post, this isn’t really about him. Or any male for that matter. This is […]

Follow The Career Of British Director Steve McQueen Making Non Stereotypical Choices

No More Excuses From the Usual Suspects

Just call him the Black Steve McQueen. Acclaimed artist and director Steve McQueen has only made two feature-length films so far, but so far so good! Plus, his subject matter from Bear to his most recent art installation in Amsterdam is actually interesting. Not […]

Those People Who Have A Problem With Fassy & Nicole Can Kick Rocks!

This is a great example for black women branching out! When I write about certain topics there’s usually a multi-tiered purpose with an immediate and long-range plan in mind. The main priority is to shift thinking and clear a space (mentally, physically, emotionally) to safely re-examine people, places and practices. […]

If You Haven't Jumped On Board The Michael Fassbender Express Hop On!

Yessir, I am crushin’ on Fassy! Arguably the hottest Irish export since Colin Farrell (and Liam Neeson before), Michael Fassbender is the actor of the moment.

I only recently connected the dots because I’ve been renting DVDs and he’s had roles in several movies I stumbled onto. From the retooled […]

The Next Steps In Creating The Change You Want To See

This is going to be a shockingly brief (for me) post. Some folks think Viola Davis wuz robbed of an Oscar for The Mammy Chronicles, but many of these non-critical thinkers actually dismiss the bigger picture in assuming she was just playing a maid. Besides, Octavia Spencer filled the Mammy persona/fat acceptance/othering of […]