That Wes and Ving pic I mentioned earlier – well it opens tomorrow! The film: Undisputed, the story: Wes and Ving fight it out as prison boxers. You might also want to start checking out africana.com‘s new Black Box feature with a list of “black” movies coming out. I think their definition of black movie is any film with a black person in the cast or as a decision-maker. (For instance, Gold Member is listed – and is that really a “black” movie?)
Sorority Flames: Fire at black sorority house at U of Alabama
Oh yeah, thanks, massa
For those of you who missed it, Dinesh D’Souza was on NPR on Tuesday talking about reparations. He, of course, is against them. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the guy who wrote The End of Racism. His point this time out is that we ought to be thankful that our ancestors were enslaved. Otherwise we wouldn’t have all this western culture and opportunity and we’d still be stuck in the African bush. Um, that argument’s hundreds of years old. And it’s still an arrogant, patriarchial point of view, even if it’s spouted by descendants of former subjects.
|He argues that while slavery and colonialism injure those who grow up under them, the systems can prove to be beneficial to the descendants.|
You can listen to him here.