Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”
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Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”

Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun” Two years ago, I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of A Yellow Sun.  I am a huge fan of Nigerian literature, especially Nigerian literature written to an audience that can draw parallels to their own visual and literal landscapes.  Of course, as a Black … Continue reading

Cesar Chavez: A Life Remembered
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Cesar Chavez: A Life Remembered

Diego Luna, Director of the new Cesar Chavez biopic, finally released a teaser trailer. Michael Peña plays the labor leader and America Ferrera, his wife. Dolores Huerta is portrayed by, Afrolatina, Rosario Dawson. It’s exciting to have people of color portray characters other than gangsters or maids in a mainstream Hollywood feature. The significance of … Continue reading

Propaganda
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Propaganda

“Any kind of revolution besides the social revolution”  Propaganda is a documentary about Western imperialism and the consuming culture that sustains it. Made by New Zealanders, the film is 1:35 minutes long and features clippings of Americans shopping, Americans eating, American shopping, Americans eating, and outright violence. The film also does an exceptional job at showing … Continue reading