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Taking My Dreams to the Next Level

“In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” – Frantz Fanon Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning. A few months ago, I didn’t have one. During the first few days of January, … Continue reading

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Black Women in Hollywood: Bumrushing the Old Boy Network

When was the last time you watched a critically acclaimed film starring a black woman as a ballerina, a queen or a boxer? Now raise your hand the last time you saw a movie where a black woman was lauded … Continue reading

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The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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Making of the Beckyville Book Trailer

Two weeks after I approached Moe about shooting a book trailer for Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, we assembled a small cast and crew at my apartment. Naturally, the beautiful week of sunshine we’d been blessed … Continue reading

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Wiggin’ Out

Moe and his camera operator B came over last night to discuss the making of the book trailer video for Escape from Beckyville. It’s amazing how quickly things are coming together. Just a little over a week ago, I asked … Continue reading

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