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An Open Letter to New Line Regarding Shaft

Originally posted at BadAzz Mofo

Numerous people have reached out to me about my thoughts on the new Shaft movie, which New Line Cinema recently announced would be more… 1,027 more words

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20th Century African American Cinema Stereotypes & Donald Bogle: A Series

Part Four:  Blaxploitation and the LA School of Independent Filmmakers

‘I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.’

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Shaft is back!!!

Well, it seems that a new remake of Shaft will come to light. Nothing has been said on who would take over the role or who would direct it. 84 more words

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A suitable soundtrack

As I’ve written previously; I started reading comics and graphic novels to get a taste of alternative story telling methods, here’s what I’ve been reading today: 75 more words

SHAFT #3


Written by David F. Walker
Drawn by Bilquis Evely
Published by Dynamite Comics

PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #2

So, as per last issue, Shaft’s burgeoning romance with a woman named Arletha got interrupted by some goons who burst into her apartment with guns, looking for her ex-roomate Marisol. 357 more words

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Shaft #2


Written by David F. Walker
Drawn by Bilquis Evely
Published by Dynamite Comics

PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #1

So, as per last issue, Shaft managed to get out of Harlem intact, despite refusing local gangster Junius Tate’s order that he take a dive in his boxing match. 316 more words

Black Comic-Books

Everyone Needs a Hero; Even Children Who Aren't White!

The breach of Sony Picture’s email accounts has revealed a fun piece of gossip; Amy Pascal, their chief executive would like Idris Elba, a Briton, an actor and a rapper, to take the baton from Daniel Craig and play James Bond. 721 more words

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