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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...

Opinion,Television

Prison Is The New Slavery In 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6

It was rather hard to know what cards Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) had up its sleeve with the announcement of the sixth season premiere. After letting many of its black viewers down countless times in the past, it seemed that OITNB was losing its infectious charm. Many were left wondering if this season could be the redeeming factor for the show considering all that happened in the...

Television

'Rest In Power' Searches For Answers And Justice For Trayvon Martin's Memory

In what can be called a compelling retelling of a death that was a catalyst for a movement, Paramount Networks and BET have teamed to reexamine the story and legacy of the late Trayvon Martin with Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. The six-part series, which premiered on July 30 to 1.2 million viewers, moderates the events that led to the young man’s death and the effects it had...

Television,Trending

From Daniel To Dro, The Season 3 Debut Of ‘Insecure’ Wants You To Be Secure In Your Boundary Setting

The writers of Insecure said they weren’t going to hold back this season and let’s just say, the opener gave us all that and more. A show that often highlights the ups and downs of navigating adulthood, reminded us last night that while life is hard, dating in this digital age is that much harder. Considering that much of the first two seasons set up a theme around the characters...