16 Jun, 2024

To Be Seen, Not Heard: A Critique of Selma

Recent film Selma, produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Ava DuVernay, has joined the ranks of 12 Years a Slave, Cesar Chavez, and other films which downplay the role women of color played when it came to suffering discrimination, as well as fighting for civil rights. Though what makes Selma special is the two […]

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Are We Witnessing The Return of Black-ish TV?

From the 1960s to around 2006, when The WB and UPN network merged, finding Black majority shows, on network TV, wasn’t that hard. Nor finding diverse depictions of Black people. You could find Black people living upper crust lives on The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Girlfriends; Middle Class […]

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Just How Was Slavery Portrayed Differently in 12 Years a Slave than Django Unchained?

  In various visual media we have slaves and slavery as part of the plot. Be it Daenerys Targaryen being the White Savior to slaves, all of which who are people of color, on Game of Thrones; the use of slavery for the sake of sensationalism, or “Historical Fiction” in American Horror Story: Coven and […]

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