Top 20 Black Movie Soundtracks | Honorable Mentions

12 06 2012

Fusing together two of my passions, movies and musics, we celebrate Black Music Month by counting down the 20 Top Black Movie Soundtracks of All-Time. Sure to create much dissension and discussion, we start with the ones that DIDN’T make the cut – The Honorable Mentions! Read the rest of this entry »

10 Fearless Movie Fathers

19 06 2010

This feature first appeared in Jet To read this review at its original source, click here.

Throughout the long history of films, no member of the family has been more misunderstood than “dear old dad.” While Hollywood has routinely portrayed African-Americans fathers either as comic relief, absent or negatively, these men have largely been an afterthought in mainstream films until recently.

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Conversations with . . . Ice Cube

31 05 2010

by Kam Williams

Chilling with Ice
O’Shea Jackson was born on June 15, 1969, and adopted the cool alias “Ice Cube” before founding N.W.A. in the late 1980s. As the lyrical mastermind behind the legendary group’s Straight Outta Compton album, he literally launched the gangster rap revolution. And his subsequent solo material, including such early Nineties classic CDs as AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate, solidified his place in the pantheon of the genre’s more socially-aware artists.

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Reel Shorts | Are We Done Yet?

3 04 2007

Back in the late-1980s and the early-1990s, long before he made his film debut as Doughboy in John Singleton’s searing classic, “Boyz ‘N the Hood,” Ice Cube was known primarily as an incredible lyricist. Read the rest of this entry »

Movies That Matter | Part 2

2 02 2007

We conclude our celebration of “Movies That Matter,” our Black History Month spotlight on ten important films. This the second part of two-part series. Read the rest of this entry »