Review: Good Performance By Andre Benjamin Isn’t Enough To Bolster Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

A little over a decade ago, VH1 premiered one of its many mediocre television biopics, Hendrix. Playing well against type, Wood Harris starred as the iconic guitarist, alongside Vivica A. Fox (as girlfriend/groupie Faye Pridgeon), and Billy Zane. A general overview of Hendrix’s life, the film chronicled his time playing with black artists like Little… Read More Review: Good Performance By Andre Benjamin Isn’t Enough To Bolster Hendrix Biopic ‘All Is By My Side’

‘Black France’ – 3-Part Series On History Of Blacks In France & Their Long Struggle For Recognition

I wonder if, for our readers in France, a series like this is akin to what CNN’s Black In America series is for us in the USA. Long-time readers of this blog will already know that we aren’t too high on those Soledad O’Brien-hosted episodes, and wish they’d die a quick death. Alas, they must… Read More ‘Black France’ – 3-Part Series On History Of Blacks In France & Their Long Struggle For Recognition

Sundance 2013: ‘Fruitvale’ wins Grand Jury Prize

PARK CITY, Utah — Ryan Coogler was at home in Oakland on New Year’s Day 2009 when it happened: Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was killed by a transit policeman at the BART station in the city’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Cellphone videos of the incident soon went viral, sparking protests and demonstrations. “I saw… Read More Sundance 2013: ‘Fruitvale’ wins Grand Jury Prize

MY BROOKLYN

My Brooklyn follows director Kelly Anderson’s journey, as a Brooklyn gentrifier, to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood. The film documents the redevelopment of Fulton Mall, a bustling African-American and Caribbean commercial district that – despite its status as the third most profitable shopping area in New York City – is maligned for its inability… Read More MY BROOKLYN