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What is a Black Film?

By Edna Otuomagie

Many people are divided on the answer. Some people consider black films ones comprised entirely or largely of black actors and filmmakers. Still others consider black films to be ones displaying past and present struggles of the black community including such themes as slavery, civil rights movement, and current socio-economic marginalization. 993 more words

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My Review of Episode Four of the Return Run of “The X-Files” (Some spoilers are revealed below)

In my review of the premier of the return run of “The X-Files,” I longed for episodes that were based on monsters rather than extraterrestrials, but related I would “probably enjoy shows about ‘little green men’ as well as long as they do not come with a dose of blue state men’s politics” as was the case in the premier. 1,581 more words

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"Can Sitcoms Erase Bigotry?": What Exclusion Otherizes, Inclusion Normalizes

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry.

That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 629 more words

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A Review of Episode Four of “Mercy Street” (Some spoilers are revealed below)

Episode Four of the PBS drama, “Mercy Street” was another strong installment. There is so much that I could write about and almost all if it is good. 952 more words

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Random Thoughts and Questions Inspired by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Hearing the opening “Star Wars” theme caused an endorphin rush and made me feel like a kid again.

Harrison Ford’s performance as Han Solo, who was my favorite character in the “Star Wars” movie series, was uninspired and lethargic. 599 more words

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