“‘Get Out’ More Than Just the Apparent: Assessing Jordan Peele’s Assault on White Liberalism and the White Gender Paradigm” by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D. 

Jordan Peele has a bright future in film. The directing, storytelling, and character-building alone was eery and off-putting, but the subject matter even more so. He also figured out how to get White folk to the theaters while performing brain surgery on race and gender in America. #Nice #Classic    (more…)

A Black Masculinist Review of ‘Hidden Figures’ by Dr. T. Hasan Johnson

{{Spoilers…obviously}}

Let me first say I loved seeing Black women on screen doing something intellectually challenging and innovative… In short? I dug it, so let’s get that straight & out of they way. I also dug the humor of the film, from the sisterhood ribbing at pursuing a potential mate to the hilariousness of seeing someone explain how to use a mechanical pencil. (#NewClassic) Fortunately for  musician and film producer Pharell, this film will go far to disassociate him from his “new Black” past…

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Nate Parker, Nat Turner, and Nationalism(s): A Review of ‘Birth of A Nation’* by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

*See newly added addendum at the end.

“History’s potency is mighty. The oppressed need it for identity and inspiration; oppressors for justification, rationalization and legitimacy. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than the history writing on the American Negro people.” – Herbert Aptheker in John Henrik Clarke (Ed.), William Styron’s Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond (1968), p. vii. (more…)