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
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
In light of all the turmoil going on in America, I have been very introspective. I haven't started working yet, so perhaps I have a little too much time on my hands- which means that I've had a LOT of time to think. As I have mentioned before, I am mixed. Half Black. Half Mexican.… Continue reading Effects of Entertainment While Growing Up Mixed
Growing up, I watched many films and TV shows centered around black culture. I don't think it was intentional, my mother (a Mexican woman) just enjoyed them, and before I was old enough to have a say in what was on the TV, I would put up with whatever she was watching. It wasn't because… Continue reading What Happened to Black Cinema and Television?