Harlem Fashion Row: Fashionably Late, Fashionably Forward

Harlem showed up a day late to New York [Mercedes Benz] Fashion Week, but was just in time to celebrate young, up-and- coming African-American designers. Read more of this post


“If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise:” The Spike Lee Chronicles on Hurricane Katrina

It’s hard to believe five years have gone by since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, leaving a whole city destitute, creating political uproar, and requiring a new start for many individuals. Spike Lee follows up his first documentary (the Emmy Award Winning), “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” with this post-Katrina look at New Orleans, touching on The Saints’ Superbowl win and yet another hit to Louisiana with the gulf oil spill, in “If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise. Read more of this post

The Takers: Not just another black film, taking over the box office

Who's Taking Who?

Oh lawd!! Here they go again. What’s with black folks and gangsta movies, seriously? That’s what I was thinking, and probably some of you  as well. I figured I would go in and critique this movie, from the been there-done that story plot, action sequences, and of course the cliche climatic ending with a blood bath shoot-out where everyone walks out unscathed. I was wrong.

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