Importance of African-American films and directors

Film has been transforming the perspectives of people for years. Movies eventually moved into promoting civil rights movements such as equal rights for all races. These films changed the hearts of commonly racist people across America; specifically, the lives of African-Americans have been impacted by positive black characters in film and television over the years. … Continue reading Importance of African-American films and directors

Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest

Sexual identity has been a commonly avoided theme by many African-American movies over the years. Thankfully, director Barry Jenkins tackled this taboo theme with great confidence in his Oscar award winning film, “Moonlight.”   The main focus of the movie is the character Chiron (played by Trevonte Rhodes) who is dealing with his struggle as … Continue reading Oscar winner Moonlight shines above the rest

The 2017 Australian Open: one to remember

Williams vs. Williams and Federer vs. Nadal aka “Fedal” have been two of the greatest rivalries in sports history.  20 years of nail-biting 5-set championship matches have caught the attention of tennis fans all over the world. Serena Williams, age 35, and Venus Williams, age 36, are two sisters from Compton, California.  Serena is the … Continue reading The 2017 Australian Open: one to remember