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Hotter Than July

Shout out to SoulBounce for posting this treasure, a documentary about the tour for one of Stevie Wonder’s greatest albums Hotter Than July in 1980-1981. It includes footage from Wonder rallying in D.C. to get MLK Day recognized as a … Continue reading

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Shadeism

This documentary by Nayani Thiyagarajah, a woman of Sri Lankan descent, extends the dialogue of shadeism and color discrimination beyond the confines of a single culture. It provides a diverse perspective of the perceptions and stigmas of skin color of … Continue reading

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Influencers

I’m on a constant search for inspiration. This short film by R+I Creative, gives a refreshing perspective on the power of influence and inspiration. Dope! XOXO hanaelujah

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For (Stuffed) Colored Girls

So some of you will feel some type of way after watching that. I, however, do not. I actually laughed…hard. Though I have yet to see Tyler Perry’s butchering rendition of For Colored Girls (but plan on it), the reviews … Continue reading

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For Colored Girls

I am not a fan of film adaptations of literature at all. Too much is often lost in translation that leaves these films lacking the essence and soul of the original work. Suffice it to say that I (and a … Continue reading

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Act Da Fool

It’s New York Fashion Week, and designers are pulling out all the stops. One of my favorite (former favorite now) design teams, Proenza Schouler, wanted to present their new collection in an innovative way and opted for a short film … Continue reading

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Man In the Mirror

I’m always trying to show love to up-and-coming artists, especially ones from my alma mater, Hampton University. So it is with great pride that I present Reflections, a short film co-directed by my former classmate Asa Bernstine. He and friend … Continue reading

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