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USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Inequality Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual

I love studies. It's dorky, but I really do. Mainly I love them because I like to back up my opinions with facts- especially my opinions about representation in the entertainment industry. Just earlier today, USC Annenberg (as part of the Media Diversity Social Change Initiative) released Inequality in 900 Popular Films- an ongoing study… Continue reading USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Inequality Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual

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Entertainment, Film, Movies, Social, Travel

GIRLS TRIP: Review! And Talking About the Power of the Black Dollar

Just returned from the theater, and today's film was Girls Trip! I was so excited about this movie! Finally, a movie centered female-lead black comedy. And many others were just as excited as I am because it is the best R-rated live action comedy opening of the year, and I have seen so many celebrities… Continue reading GIRLS TRIP: Review! And Talking About the Power of the Black Dollar

Entertainment, Film, Movies

Personal Challenge: A Film Campaign a Month

I've been in thinking mode for these past few days! Really, really thinking. One of the things that I want to do the most (as being part of the industry) is helping storytellers take their stories to the screen. I also get a thrill when I learn something secures enough financing to go into production,… Continue reading Personal Challenge: A Film Campaign a Month

Diversity, Entertainment, Film, Social

POC Creators Shouldn’t Be Confined to Just Telling “Our” Stories

This week, the trailer for A Wrinkle in Time was released, and I couldn't have been more excited. When I saw the trailer, I was elated to see a young black woman as the lead (Storm Reid) alongside major talents such as Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Pena.… Continue reading POC Creators Shouldn’t Be Confined to Just Telling “Our” Stories

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“Dear White People” is a Letter to the Black Community- Especially its Outsiders

I'm back! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I finally have a new laptop, and I have been bombarded with content, and wasn't quite sure where to start. This post is a bit late, but it's powerful nonetheless. Back in 2014, I saw the original movie for Dear White People. I really loved… Continue reading “Dear White People” is a Letter to the Black Community- Especially its Outsiders

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What the Success of “Get Out” Tells Us About the Long Ignored American Audience

I was fortunate enough to be part of the first audience- EVER to see Get Out while I was at Sundance. It was the highly anticipated Surprise Midnight screening of the year, and I had no idea what to expect since I played movie Russian Roulette while purchasing the ticket and had never been to… Continue reading What the Success of “Get Out” Tells Us About the Long Ignored American Audience

Diversity, Entertainment, Film, Movies

Some Final Thoughts About the Oscars

The other night, I watched the Oscars. My uncle was gracious enough to let me use the TV downstairs for 4 hours, on one condition- I let him borrow my headphones while he watched movies on his computer. How awesome is he? For months, I have been looking forward to the most high-profile awards show… Continue reading Some Final Thoughts About the Oscars