serving a black audience that has long gone underrepresented.
what it means to be black in both America and Africa
than dodge complicated themes about race and identity, the film grapples head-on with the issues affecting modern-day black life
may be the first megabudget
to have an African-American director and a predominantly black cast
s the entertainment industry is wrestling with its toxic treatment of women and persons of color.
prove to Hollywood that African-American narratives have the power to generate profits from all audiences
making movies about black lives is part of showing that they matter.
themes challenge institutional bias, its characters take unsubtle digs at oppressors, and its narrative includes prismatic perspectives on black life and tradition
In the midst of a regressive cultural and political moment fueled in part by the white-nativist movement
would be released into the fraught climate of President Trump’s America—where a thriving black future seems more difficult to see
The history of black power
and the movement that bore its name can be traced back to the summer of 1966.
activist Stokely Carmichael
ntegration in a white-dominated America meant assimilation by default
one year after the assassination of Malcolm X and the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Carmichael took over the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
away from a philosophy of pacifism
escalate the group’s militancy to emphasize armed self-defense, black business ownership and community control.
June of that year, James Meredith, an activist
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