The only thing more incredible than the story of these women is the fact that our recent history can be as effectively hidden as our ancient history.
“But they said, ‘Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?” – Genesis 34:31
I like history. I like having context. I think putting things in perspective is important. I think knowing about what has happened before is important. Continue reading “Sermon on Southampton”
So many keys in this film. If we can translate these principles across oceans and right down to our blocks…then maybe, just maybe we can start to get somewhere. Continue reading “Katwe Keys”
Cliff & Claire. Will & Jada. Bey & Jay. Ayesha & Steph. Barack & Michelle.
In the nearly 100 years since humans created the ability to produce motion picture films with sound, there have been millions of depictions of Black Love. Continue reading “Relationship Goals”
Running away from the long arm of law enforcement. Running to find the missing members of your family. A beautiful movie at the end of a tragic week. Continue reading “Pets, People, and America”
A few days ago, NBC sought to create a winter holiday TV event with The Wiz Live! that combined the family friendly wholesomeness of the The Sound of Music with the Twitter-takeover cultural force of Scandal and Empire. Continue reading “The Wiz of Chi-raq”
I always listen to classical music on my way home from the movie theater. It helps me process what I have seen.
After a movie like Selma, at the end of a year like 2014, I had to take the long way home to organize my thoughts. So, without any spoilers, here’s how this movie helps all of us understand the path we’ve just trod in 2014, and the one ahead. Continue reading “We Need “Selma” Now More Than Ever”