La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966)

  La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966) Ousamane Sembène directs the elegant dressmaker Mbissine Thérèse Diop in what has come to be recognized as the first ”  Sub-Saharan African film by an African filmmaker to receive international attention.” Winner of the Prix Jean Vigo for best feature film, Sembène dramatizes the conflict between French colonialism … More La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966)

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

  Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) Darrell Roodt, a South African director, brings James Earl Jones and Richard Harris together in this very faithful adaptation of Alan Paton’s groundbreaking novel against apartheid. This stunning narrative, that addresses issues of social injustice and capital punishment, has been adapted into several films and plays, most notably Maxwell … More Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

White Privilege

White Privilege White flares singe and blind             Eyes that stare too long at the sun. The pink and fair-skinned streak Their faces with white paint.   Resentment and grudges Fuel the rage whose cinders Smolder across generations And take down massive forests.   White is the evisceration Of colors, … More White Privilege

The Black Garbo

  The Black Garbo     Nina Mae Back light turn you white And white’s way too tight. Nina Mae Whites don’t like color. Or sharing their power.   Nina Mae Slay that “Dinah “ And steal Hallelujah!   Call Harlem Seven-Seven-Eleven. See who still playin’ the dozens. Stereotype, all cotton is craps. Break to … More The Black Garbo