From the moment you lay “eyez” on Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp, Jr.), you are transported back to a time where you were still using a Discman, could call the local radio station to request your favorite song, and MTV still played videos.Read More
The calm after the awards season is here, and I had many thoughts on what I saw and did see during this time. And while Chance the Rapper won 3 Grammys without a label, and Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture, I still couldn't shake lasts year's #OscarsSoWhite sentiment. Not that this is new, but what we witnessed this years seemed to be a more concerted effort at inclusion than ever before which left me slightly conflicted yet hopeful. Adele beat out Beyoncé, and Denzel didn't win for Lead Actor again, but we still had glimpses of a more fair and well rounded selection process.Read More
I had the honor of attending a special screening of the film Hidden Figures last night at the Regal Cinema Theater in D.C.'s Chinatown. It's the true story of 3 African American female engineers and mathematicians that each, in their own remarkable way carved their own place in history.
As this film is set to premier in theaters nationwide on January 6th, I won't spoil the details. What I gathered from this film was more pride than I ever thought imaginable.Read More