An Arty but Superficial Take on <em>Native Son</em>

The same could be said for the film itself. The HBO production’s strongest points are the diversions from Wright’s original text, many of them indications that Johnson and Parks took to their source material with an eye toward James Baldwin’s salient critiques of Wright. Even moving the central violent act …

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Nipsey Hussle’s Death Inspires Unity Meeting

Nipsey Hussle was proud to call South Central Los Angeles home. He dedicated his life and career to uplifting his city and the surrounding communities. Even with his affiliation with Los Angeles’ Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips, the rapper spread a message of love and encouragement. Days after his tragic passing, …

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Cops Visit Tommy Lister After Girlfriend Streams Argument

Tommy “Tiny” Lister — best known for his role as Deebo in the Friday film franchise — recently found himself in some hot water after his girlfriend live-streamed an argument they were having, which captured him smacking a phone out of her hands. According to TMZ, cops in Chandler, Arizona, responded to …

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'Native Son' Explores Varied Shades Of Blackness

Written by Jerry L. Barrow Déjà vu comes standard when you are watching the second film adaptation of a celebrated work of fiction like Native Son. However, seeing Ashton Sanders’ Bigger Thomas stroll into a Chicago record shop looking for a copy of Bad Brains vinyl felt like an Earth …

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