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'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' Flips Patriarchy—And Toxic Masculinity—On Its Head Through The Black Warlock, Behold

In 2018, when American Horror Story: Apocalypse was announced to be a crossover between previous AHS anthology series Murder House and Coven, many were excited at the chance to see some  of their favorite witches back on TV. But the real gag of the season came in episode 4, “Could It Be...Satan?” when warlocks take center stage. Survivors of the apocalypse find an underground safe haven...

Television

The Rise of Black Male Mental Health Awareness In Primetime TV

Primetime shows are navigating the impact of toxic masculinity on Black male mental health in responsible and intriguing ways. In ABC’s new show, A Million Little Things, for example, its Black lead character Rome Howard’s struggles with suicide ideation are front and center to the show. (It deals so heavily with mental health and suicide that it issued a content warning ahead of...

Reviews,Television

10 Questions After HTGAWM’s Bloody Season Opener

Last week, Annalise Keating and the gang returned for the season 5 premiere of ABC’s hit show How to Get Away with Murder. Like a good season opener should, it left us with more questions than answers. Titled “Your Funeral,” the episode opens in its classic flash-forward fashion with what we presume to be Connor and Oliver’s wedding reception and Annalise shaking what her mama gave...

Television

'The Purge' Offers Much-Needed Depth To The Murderous World Of The Franchise

The Purge franchise, which started with a low-budget horror movie with a simple premise, has become one of the most politically-driven thriller series in recent memory. With  commentary on topics related to race, to socioeconomic status and elitism, this franchise points out the grave notion that the horrors we face as Americans are often much more closer to home than we...

Television

The Personal Is Political For Black Students In New Starz 10-Part Docu-Series, 'America to Me'

Very rarely does a docu-series cover topics of racial injustice, poverty and segregation all within the first 10 minutes of the first episode. Steve James has decided to do just that with his new eye-opening documentary series on Starz, America to Me. As the director of previous films like Hoop Dreams, where he followed two African American high school basketball players, James...