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How Black Barbershops Save the Lives of African American Men

Barbershops have been the heartbeat of African American communities since black men were legally permitted to own businesses. In addition to providing shape-ups and fades, black barbershops are judgment-free safe havens where boys and men openly engage in conversation, debates, and share personal stories. Hence, this makes the barbershop possibly …

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‘The Chi’ Brings Authenticity to SXSW

According to executive producer and creator Lena Waithe, the goal of The Chi is to bring an authentic voice to the city of Chicago.  Cast members Jason Mitchell and Jacob Latimore joined executive producer and actor Common on a panel moderated by TV Guide‘s Jim Halterman during SXSW. During the panel discussion, the …

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Three Unexpected Takeaways From Black Panther

I’m just a software engineer, not a movie reviewer. If you’re looking for an expert critique of Ryan Coogler’s hugely successful big-budget blockbuster, Black Panther, you have come to the wrong place. That isn’t to say I didn’t appreciate the film. I enjoyed strong performances from Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. …

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‘Black Panther’ Gives Oakland New Life

Over the past few weeks, Black Panther has been all the rage, but let’s talk about what it has done for the city of Oakland. During the actual release, the Oakland A’s sponsored a screening that was showcased to 200 Oakland youth who otherwise may not have had the opportunity …

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