November 15, 2010

TV/Film

“For Colored Girls: Recapped & Wrapped


“It was all I had but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma/ I haven’t conquered yet.” ~Lady In Yellow

“Ever since I realized there waz someone callt/ a colored girl an evil woman a bitch or a nag/ i been tryin not to be that & leave bitterness/ in somebody else’s cup.” ~Lady In Orange

“Poetry is not a Luxury!” ~Audre Lorde

I could go on and on Read more…

November 11, 2010

TV/Film

For Colored Girls, For Goodness Sake

For Colored Girls, please for goodness sake do not be another Diary Of A Mad Black Woman,’ I thought on the train ride down to the movie theater where I was meeting up with almost 40 other women to see Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking, powerful call-to-arms for Black women “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf.” I can say, with relief, FCG is TP’s best Read more…

November 4, 2010

TV/Film

“For Colored Girls” Viewing & Discussion

Please join theHotness.com in collaboration with Real Colored Girls and BlackFemme.blogspot.com for a group viewing of Tyler Perry’s latest cinematic venture “FOR COLORED GIRLS” this Sunday, November 7th at the Union Square Cinema Stadium 14 @1:50PM (group discussion @ NYU immediately following).

Based on the groundbreaking and revelatory choreopeoem “FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF” by Ntozake Shange, the movie adaptation has fostered controversy and myriad responses. What better Read more…

October 18, 2010

TV/Film

Sophia Stewart: Mother of The Matrix

Last Monday I got into a very interesting discussion about Sophia Stewart– the self-proclaimed “Mother of the Matrix.” She is the woman who claims that The Terminator and The Matrix were both her ideas and that they were stolen by James Cameron and The Wachowski Brothers respectively. Wanting to find out more about her case I did some research on her earlier this year and stumbled upon her court records. I was flabbergasted. Not Read more…

May 19, 2010

Real Talk, TV/Film

Wannabes & Jigaboos

Conceited. Pretty. Entitled. Ignored. Ugly. Marginalized. The Wannabes versus The Jigaboos is a psychosocial battle of the Light-skinned versus the Dark-skinned. Cafe au lait, high yella, and red boned on one side. Chocolate, ebon, and tar baby on the other.

It’s so crazy illogical to me that in 2010, even with a happily married and madly inspiring wannabe President and jigaboo First Lady, we still don’t see that Black is Black is Black. No matter Read more…

May 14, 2010

TV/Film

Just Wright: Gold Rings & Glass Slippers

justwright

Thanks to Linda Villarosa and the folks over at The Root (Teresa Wiltz & Sheryl Salomon), I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of Just Wright and to interview Queen Latifah along with the film’s director, Sanaa Hamri for my first assignment for the “online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of black perspectives.” Here is my story (in part), which focuses on the Cinderella fairytale in the Read more…

May 10, 2010

Real Talk, TV/Film

Lena Horne (6.30.1917 – 5.09.2010)

lenahorne

Between her appearances on Sesame Street and her starring role as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz, I thought Lena Horne was the prettiest, the kindest, loveliest woman in the world. Her demeanor was positively exuberant when she sang and in silence, she was dignified and divine. I swear, when I was little, I really thought she was this goddess of sorts. When I prayed to Jesus at night, I always envisioned Ms. Read more…

November 16, 2009

Best Of, TV/Film

Precious: Bigger, Blacker & Deffer!

precious

I went to see Precious on opening weekend. Word was, Precious takes its cues from this book that makes Oz and The Wire look like spin-offs of The Magic Garden. I’ve never read Push, the book by poet Sapphire that the film is based but I was already nervous, anxious, horrified and so excited about the premise and promise of this flick. You see I believe a lil’ shock therapy is necessary to keep Read more…

October 20, 2009

Real Talk, TV/Film

Good Hair: Between a Rock & a Hard Place

good-hair

I’ve had a press & curl, box braids, a relaxer, a texturizer, an afro, Bantu-knots and now I’m rocking long cornrows– $20 synthetic hair in the back and real afro-kinky hair for bangs. I know about Black hair– the good, the bad and the ugly. My hair has been two inches short and about 10 inches at its longest.  I cut it, tease it, straighten it, extend it and twist it. For me hair is Read more…