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Film,Reviews,Interviews

'Green Book' Is A Poorly Titled White Savior Film

When will Hollywood stop centering white people in Black stories? If the much-lauded Peter Farrelly film 'Green Book' is any indication, no time soon. The film supposedly gets its title from The Negro Motorist Green Book, an iconic Black travel guide published from 1936-1966 by Victor Hugo Green and his wife Alma Green. Green was a well-connected Black mailman whose Green Book...

Interviews,Video,Television

'Don't Kill Me!' HTGAWM's Rome Flynn Speaks On The Future Of His Mysterious Character Gabriel Maddox

Rome Flynn is on the rise. The 26-year-old actor/singer/musician has already won a Daytime Emmy for his role as Zende Forrester Dominguez on the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful. Now, he's heating up Thursday nights alongside Viola Davis on the hit ABC show How to Get Away with Murder. Flynn plays the mysterious new 2L law student Gabriel Maddox who might just have it in for...

Film,Interviews

From Boots Riley To bell hooks, Spike Lee Has A Refreshing Take On How He Handles Criticism

On the veranda of the Beverly Hills Four Seasons, people have gathered from all corners of the film industry to celebrate the DVD release of Spike Lee's latest film BlackKklansman. Lee is jovial, taking pictures with friends and fans alike against the step-and-repeat announcing the occasion. John David Washington, who stars as the title character, and Ron Stallworth (a Colorado police...

Interviews,Television

[EXCLUSIVE] William Jackson Harper Conquered One Of His '5 Biggest Fears' On Last Night’s 'The Good Place' Episode

Warning: spoilers ahead for season 3, episode 4 of The Good Place, "Jeremy Bearimy." William Jackson Harper has had to do a lot of uncomfortable things in his hilarious and heartfelt role as Chidi Anagonye on NBC's hit show The Good Place. (The acupuncture needles sticking out of his face, hands and feet in season 2 come to mind.) But filming last night's episode took Harper to a...

Television,Opinion

The Shocking ‘On My Block’ Finale And What We Owe Black And Brown Kids

If I wanted to see images of Black and Latinx kids being shot up and bleeding to death on screen, I’d unblock Shaun King.  I certainly wouldn’t expect to find it in a comedy series on Netflix. Unfortunately, that’s where I end up at the season one finale of the new streaming show On My Block. I never intended to binge the show in one sitting. Like the novice screenwriter I am, I...