See You Yesterday and Back to the Future: The Racialization of Time Travel

Since Langston Hughes The Ways of White Folks, Black writers have intersected literature and film with issues surrounding race for several decades. Who can forget Octavia Butler’s classic saga The Parable Series where she uses apocalyptic imagery to tell a tale of economic exploitation and political collapse in dystopian California. More recently, Jordan Peele has revived the subgenre of horror noir in his box office hits Get Out and US, where horror and race collide to deliver two films that are both suspenseful and conscious. For Black authors and filmmakers…

Giants…..An Interview With James Bland

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tw3dh-b27920 This episode I interview the Emmy nominated director, producer, actor, and content creator Mr. James Bland about his phenomenal web series Giants. This show is about the lives of three friends and how they handle the different Giants within their lives. This is a must see series that is well directed, well written, well acted, and has great cinematography. The best part about it is that it faces the taboo topics of the Black community head on and doesn’t blink. THIS IS A MUCH WATCH SERIES. James talks in…

A BWNC Exclusive Interview: Drogon and why his Mother’s actions shocked him

Last week’s Game of Thrones episode saw the utter destruction of Kings Landing. The penultimate episode of the final season came as a shocker to us all as Daenerys Targaryen, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons burned Kings Landing down to cinders. Even though plenty of foreshadowing took place throughout the show’s history, a lot of people weren’t convinced that Daenerys would turn full Mad Queen until it actually happened. Encouraged by her child’s death (Even if Rhaegal was the middle child and the middle child is always iffy),…

HipHop and Toxic Masculinity: How Black Men Have Discussed Mental Health in Hiphop Music.

There’s this current notion in our contemporary discourse on masculinity that insinuates that Black men don’t deal with their mental health issues. From scholarly articles that claim that masculinity is a barrier to mental health, to online think-pieces that reduce Black men as inherently toxic beings; there is no shortage of content in addressing Black male mental health. What’s missing from most of this commentary on Black male mental health is testimony from actual Black men, in particular Black men who come from blighted communities. Although I believe the attributes…