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Night School: The Hilariously Funny Lesson About Life

This past weekend, the movie Night School hit theaters nationwide and it was without question going to be a successful beginning of the Fall movie season. With an opening weekend of about $28 million, Night School shot up past the other movie contenders to take the number 1 spot in American film. The biggest thing… Continue reading Night School: The Hilariously Funny Lesson About Life

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Netflix’s Show Dear White People Vol 2: Welcome Back

From the subject dialogue of cyberbullying to dealing with differences from political lines and relationships goals, Dear White People had moments this season that will make the viewing audience self-reflective towards either their own actions or to the actions of those around them. In regard to the overall flow of the storyline this season, I… Continue reading Netflix’s Show Dear White People Vol 2: Welcome Back

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Grown-ish: To Be Young, Wild and Free

Oh, to be young, wild and free is the theme that I gathered from the FreeForm hit show Grown-ish this season. Featuring a cast of young actors from the ABC hit show and spinoff originator Blackish, Grown-ish set out to tackle what current college students face in the path of pursuing higher education, better opportunities… Continue reading Grown-ish: To Be Young, Wild and Free

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Ocean’s 8 Review (Quick Highlight)

If Beyonce's song Run The World were personified in a feature-length film, Oceans 8 would be the perfect fit. Featuring a host of celebrities and entertainers well known and revered in the fashion world and high-profile acting from Sandra Bullock to international pop star Rihanna, Oceans 8 delivered the perfect all-girls ensemble heist film for… Continue reading Ocean’s 8 Review (Quick Highlight)

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A Reflection on “This is America” Video by Childish Gambino

Approximately two weeks ago, the artist known as Childish Gambino released a music video that had the world talking. From memes to in-depth analysis, his video and song entitled This Is America captured the attention of everyone willing to partake in this conceptualize idea and prism that we call America. Now, it's easy to say… Continue reading A Reflection on “This is America” Video by Childish Gambino

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What I Hear When You Say | PBS

Source: http://www.pbs.org/whatihear/home/?elqTrackId=cba6f463040b4a6691bc0db3e2ba1978&elq=7042f96fed6c441d8284bfdcbe4a0b9c&elqaid=3146&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=1630 The link added above is from a new documentary-type series that features issues that currently affect our society in terms of diversity and the aspects of our culture that makes us uniquely diverse. The PBS series is helmed by veteran News Anchor/Analyst/Documentary filmmaker Soledad O'Brien. Mrs. O'Brien is no stranger to producing content… Continue reading What I Hear When You Say | PBS

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She’s Gotta Have It: The Revival of a Cinema Classic

She's Gotta Have It (2017) is the perfect example of renewing a classic tale and bringing it into this decade as new. From the portrayals of the characters to the musical stylings selected to move the storyline of each show along, Spike Lee and Netflix have captured a cinema and television gold. Taking place in… Continue reading She’s Gotta Have It: The Revival of a Cinema Classic

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GIANTS Equals Millennial Trials and Triumphs Personified

There have been many articles, research papers and media reports done on various aspects of the millennial generation. Some of them have been praising of our diverseness in both mindset and ethnicity while others have been critical of perceived characteristics that most feel are befitting of an entire generation that does not paint a positive… Continue reading GIANTS Equals Millennial Trials and Triumphs Personified

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Acrimony: The New Film That Explores the Consequences of Living Resentfully (Partial Spoilers)

What happens when you've invested in something or someone and that person or idea doesn't yield the results you expected it would? That ROI just doesn't measure up and you're stuck with the consequences. Well on March 30th, Tyler Perry sought to answer and explore that scenario with his latest film release, Acrimony. Backed by… Continue reading Acrimony: The New Film That Explores the Consequences of Living Resentfully (Partial Spoilers)

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EVOLVE: A Generational Celebration of Black Culture and The Arts

Photo courtesy and credit to google.com By Shanita Hicks On March 30, 2018, ASU Jonesboro had the pleasure of hosting a highly entertaining and celebratory fashion and art show entitled EVOLVE. For an hour and a half, the patrons that attended the event got the opportunity to witness black culture and artistic excellence from the… Continue reading EVOLVE: A Generational Celebration of Black Culture and The Arts