Dear White People Reflections- *Spoilers!*

If you haven’t by now, then I hope you run to see the magnificent Dear White People on Netflix. The show picks up where the film left off but explores far more areas of Black society, culture, themes identity, mentality and Blackism than the film had time to do. While at first, one would think that the show would be a call to action like the film was for white people; however, instead the show is a deep exploration about what it means to be Black in the millennial era. The show explores many types of Black people and what their journeys mean when they compete, intersect and stand-alone. As such, this article will be to discuss the character development arcs and what they bring to Blackness and some notes about other characters.

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Luke Cage Write-Up

Anyways, I wanted to write-up thoughts on Luke Cage specifically around Blackness, cinematography, music, and as a comic book story. In terms of Blackness, it’s hard to place the show in a box because while we have seen Black shows such as comedic series like Martin or In Living Colour, we haven’t seen as many drama shows. Sure you could argue for The Wire and New York Undercover, but for because this is Netflix and this is a comic book series the show is elevated completely into mainstream.  As such, Cleo Choker intentionally made many of the show pieces showcase Black culture from the music, clothing, references – Invisible Man and Langston Hughes, manner of speaking – sorors and talking about your moms, there is a large amount of content that a casual non-Black viewer will not understand.

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These Olympics were about....

  • However These Olympics were mostly about the greatest people on the planet. BLACK WOMEN. I saved the best for last and I can't really quantify how amazing they were this year. Yes, Black women from other countries did well, but Black women from the US were on fire. I'll list as many as I can because they were wonderful and I love them. 
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