Posts for : October 2015

Racist Costumes’ Gold Medal Award

Racist Costumes’ Gold Medal Award

Meanwhile, those who get busted in Minstrelsy Blackface, IDF Uniforms, Prosthetic Semitic Noses, or Sacred Ethnic Regalia most common defense is an incredulous chorus of “What?! Some of my best friends are… “.
Intelligent people don’t give a damn how many yellow, red, brown, olive or black friends you have, your bullshit is unacceptable and must stop or be stopped.

New Bruce Lee Comic Announced for 2016

New Bruce Lee Comic Announced for 2016

Bruce Lee never died. And he hasn’t aged. But, he has no idea who he is, what’s happened in the world in the past 40+ years, or why so many “thugs” want a piece of him. With the help of a fly BFF from the ’70s – Joe Toomey, P.I. – and a pair of precocious Teens, Bruce will piece together a mystery more insidious than ever imagined…

Onyxcon Services Black Cosplay

Onyxcon Services Black Cosplay

ONYXCON, the largest convention in the Southeast celebrating the impact, contributions, and presence of the African Diaspora in REALMS OF IMAGINATION through the popular arts, hosts its inaugural HALLOWEEN – THE HARVEST COSPLAY / COSTUME PARTY on Saturday Oct 31st, 2015 at the DECATUR ART HOUSE in Decatur, Ga.. The event features BUDDYFOLKS from WRFG-FM/ I-N-I Radio’s Soul Rhapsody, Belly Dancer SAMEERAH SAGE, plus the mega band collective WOLF PACK featuring KEBBI WILLIAMS.

Amandla Sternberg, The Badass Superhero Earthy Girl 

Amandla Sternberg, The Badass Superhero Earthy Girl 

“Yo, this little girl is Cold As F—!” was my first impression upon seeing Amandla Sternberg’s big screen debut playing the younger Cataleya to lead actress Zoe Saldana’s character in Columbiana.

I don’t know who shot first, but Amandla clearly hit her marks and possibly topped Zoe’s dynamic performance. The then 12 year old actress owned the role with her turn as the free running, revenge driven, ruthlessly shrewd yet emotionally disturbed little girl. That’s Superhero, That’s Badass! And more recently she has gone on to prove that it was not just an act.

Ciara, The Stones and the Blues

Ciara, The Stones and the Blues

I just finished reading Craig Jenkins Noisey review of Ciara’s cover of the Rolling Stones classic “Paint it Black”. The track comes our way via the soundtrack for Vin Diesel’s “Last Witch Hunter”. The music reviewer didn’t cut his words, calling Ciara’s version “Too melodramatically arranged for its own good” and a “True Crime”. To me this nearly signals incompetence when a music reviewer fails to respect a reasonable connection…