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Interviews,Film,Reviews

‘Bolden’: Father of Jazz Buddy Bolden Receives Long Overdue Attention In New Film

Without a doubt, Bolden is a story that needed to be told. Musician and now film producer Dan Pritzker felt so strongly about this that he became a film director and producer in order to bring the story of the life of New Orleans musician Buddy Bolden, coined the “Father of Jazz,” to the screen. Pritzker discussed the process in an interview with Shadow And Act. “I was a professional...

Film,Opinion,News

How John Singleton's 'Poetic Justice' Brilliantly Pushed Back Against Myths Surrounding The Black Community

John Singleton’s second film, Poetic Justice, was made in 1993 when South Central Los Angeles’ wounds from the injustice and uprisings of the previous year were still raw and palpable. The community, prior to, was arguably, just another urban ghetto notable only due to its proximity to Hollywood, had become, for some, synonymous with fiery hopelessness in the global...

Recap,Series,Television

Daddy’s Girl: 'Boomerang' Season 1 Episode 10 Recap (Season Finale)

Make it rain! Make it rain! The crew has finally made that trip to the strip club that they were discussing a few episodes back and everybody is getting turnt up! Everyone is there, including Bible thumper David (RJ Walker) who looks just slightly uncomfortable. Tia’s (Lala Milan) boo Rocky (Kimberly Alex Hall) is there too. We haven’t seen our girl in a while! The show itself has a...

Series,Television

Wyatt Cenac Takes Us Back To School In The New Season of 'Problem Areas'

With the series of teacher strikes and protests across the country over the last year or so, it is extremely timely that Wyatt Cenac has chosen to tackle the way education intersects with mental health, sex education, the impact of school lunch, labor and immigration in the second season of his HBO series, Problem Areas. Part documentary and part comedy, Problem Areas centers around...

Film,Recap,Series,Trending

Black Millennials On #MeToo: 'Boomerang' Season 1 Episode 9 Recap

Written by Lena Waithe herself, this special episode explores #MeToo with Black women at the center. It also illuminates how far the victimization goes with sexual assault. Not only is the person directly violated impacted, but also their friends and family, as well as the friends and family of the perpetrator, who must bear the burden of his actions as well. The episode opens with...