Django Reviewed

  I swore to myself I wouldn’t do the popular Black blogger thing and opine here about Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained, until I’d actually seen it. I wasn’t going to pull a Spike Lee and embarrass myself by making bold statements about a movie that I’d only read plot summaries of and strongly-worded … Continue reading

How Frank Ocean Impacts “Black” Music

To begin, this post isn’t primarily about Frank Ocean’s sexuality or what it means to the hip-hop/R&B genre, one that is famously rigid in gender roles and definitions of sexuality, but it is partially about that. Any nuanced discussion about Frank Ocean’s recent stellar release, “Channel Orange” and its place in music today must at … Continue reading