Tag Archives: African-american

Josephine Baker: The Story of an Awakening (2018) Rated NR

Josephine Baker was born into poverty in Missouri in 1906. She moved to France where she became a dancer and hailed as the Queen of Paris. She joined the French Resistance and became a civil rights activist. Starring Léonie Simaga, … Continue reading

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Asian Americans (PBS) Rated TV-14

The show chronicles the lives of Asian Americans as they contribute to the country and face challenges as the fastest-growing ethnic group in America. Starring Ming Na Wen, Satsuki Ina, Greg Watanabe, Daniel Dae Kim, and Tamlyn Tomita. This is … Continue reading

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Selma (2014) Rated PG-13

Selma chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal rights by marching between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, and Jim France. There is a lot going for this film. It’s a great … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Biography, Drama, films, Movie reviews, movies, Rated PG-13, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Atlanta Child Murders (ID) Rated TV-14

Between 1979 and 1981, 29 African American children went missing and were found dead in Atlanta. Starring Dion Graham, Echefulam Madubuike, and Campbell Cox. This miniseries is well done. We have interviews with family members, police officers, and the press. … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Crime, Documentary, films, ID, Miniseries, Movie reviews, movies, Rated TV-14, reviews, Tv Shows | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truth Be Told (NBC) Rated TV-PG

A look at two best friends, a Caucasian ethics professor and an easy-going African American. Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, and Vanessa Lachey. This show could be great if they clean it up a bit. It just doesn’t run smoothly. … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Little Girls (2007) Rated PG-13

A mechanic falls in love with his attorney as he battles for custody of his daughters. Starring Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, and Louis Gossett Jr. There isn’t anything horrible about this film, but there isn’t anything that makes it stand … Continue reading

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Blackkklansman (2018) Rated R

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer in Colorado Springs, CO, infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a fellow officer who happens to be Jewish. Based on real events in the book  Black Klansman: Race, Hate, … Continue reading

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To Rome for Love (BRAVO) Rated NR

 A group of women head to Rome to find love. Starring Mercedes Young, Cece Counts, Diann Valentine. This is a reality show that takes a group of African-American women to Rome to find love. I have two problems with the show. … Continue reading

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Who Killed Tupac? (A&E) Rated TV-14

 Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump leads a group to investigate the death of Tupac. Starring Lolita Files, P. Frank Williams I thought this would be an interesting case of who would’ve shot Tupac. Thinking that they would analyze the evidence to see … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Biography, films, Miniseries, Movie reviews, movies, Music, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beat Shazam (FOX) Rated TV-PG

Teams race to name songs the fastest to win a million dollars. Starring Jamie Foxx, October Gonzalez, DJ Irie. A modern take on “Name That Tune,” this show is fun to watch. It’s crazy to see teams guess songs after only two seconds … Continue reading

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