Written by Kahmeela Adams for Video Trust Some consider actress Dorothy Dandridge, born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 9, 1922, to be the first Black female movie star. Her mother, Ruby Dandridge, worked as a cook while Dandridge was a child. As a toddler, Dandridge performed a poem for her mom. Ruby spotted the talent […]

Black on Silver Screen: Dorothy Dandridge, Hollywood’s First Black Sex Symbol

Elegance, poise, dignity are just a few words that come to mind when one thinks about legendary actor Sidney Poitier. The stage and screen actor has a presence that can be described as an adjective. “That guy has a very Poitier style about him”. But it’s not just his acting or his ability to exude […]

Black on the Silver Screen: The Legacy of Sidney Poitier

I receive a Friends subscription box in the mail 4 times a year. To say I’m a fan isn’t exactly enough. The show premiered on Sept 22, 1994, at the exact right time in my life. I was starting college that year, thus beginning my journey to adulthood.  It allowed me big fancy dreams of […]

I’ll Be There For You (But Only If You’re White)

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) Starring: Jurnee Smollett, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynne Whitfield, Meagan Good, Debbi Morgan Directed by Kasi Lemmons Written by Kasi Lemmons “Life is filled with goodbyes, Eve, a million goodbyes, and it hurts every time. Sometimes, I feel like I’ve lost so much, I have to find new things to lose.” – Mozelle […]

28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 18

Get Out (2017) Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener Directed by Jordan Peele Written by Jordan Peele “Fair skin has been in favor for, what, the past hundreds of years. But, now the pendulum has swung back. Black is in fashion!” – Parker Dray A teacup will never just be a teacup, […]

28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 17

Dope (2015) Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey ClemonsDirected by Rick FamuyiwaWritten by Rick Famuyiwa “So, why do I want to attend Harvard? If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?” – Malcolm Three high school kids, all people of color, living in present day Inglewood and obsessed with 90s […]

28 Days of Black Cinema: Day 16