I was invited to Texas A&M to give an address on anti-Black misandry a few weeks ago (scroll to 35 minutes for my talk) and was excited to take up the opportunity. The opportunity of which I speak was not so much about speaking at the campus, but working with my brother Dr. Tommy J. Curry on Black Male Studies.*
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…)
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…
*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…)