Monday, May 28, 2012

A Salute to Black Military Film Roles on This Memorial Day

Today we remember all of those who risked their lives and who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Film has often done an excellent job of telling these various war stories and allowing us to get more of an intimate look at the men and women behind the uniforms.

For black veterans the medium of film has also served as a way of illuminating their stories to the mainstream public at large. Whether it was due to racism or simply just being forgotten about, film has allowed the stories of more (certainly not enough though) veterans of color the opportunity to not only have their stories told, but get the proper due for their heroism.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thinking Like A Man and Walking Away With A King's Ransom

I was definitely surprised to know that the film "Think Like A Man" was the leading movie at the box office these past two weeks (until "The Avengers" came in like an avalanche). The Steve Harvey inspired, Will Packer produced flick, I'm sure has exceeded expectations of the studio heads, but what does this mean for future films with predominantly black casts?