Posted in american history, books, magazine, television |
Tagged 20th century American magazine history, American biographers, American biography, American Heritage, American history narrative, David McCullough, Ken Burns "The Civil War", PBS "American Experience" |
Impossible is just a word
Director Ron Howard excels at this kind of dramatic story about brave-but-not-reckless leadership. He strains to prevent a White Savior narrative, and I think he succeeds.
Writing history, making history, repeating for generations, then becoming history
Our Kind of Historian: The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett, Jr.
E. James West.
Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 328 pp., $27.95.
West uses his mastery of the histories of Black Chicago and
Ebony/Jet well here, significantly building on and adding to his previous work on the topic. An author explains an author in a wonderful intellectual history that sticks to very exciting facts: Lerone Bennett rises in a rising time, gaining knowledge and experience and pointing them toward what he would call in print the Black Revolution. He transforms himself from journalist to historian, from moderate, Kappa Morehouse Man to Pan-Africanist revolutionary. Absolutely necessary for those who want to understand 20th-century Black press history and, perhaps more importantly, how one “Black-famous” author’s Black history texts–all the outgrowth of one national Black magazine, a 20th-century legend once on every Black American coffee table–were significant weapons in the Black struggle before African-Americans had full access to local and national broadcasting and now international streaming.
Posted in american history, books, magazine, news, television, world history |
Tagged "iMiXWHATiLIKE with Jared Ball", 20th century American history, 20th century American journalism history, 20th century American magazine history, 20th century Black magazine journalism history, 20th century Black media, 20th century Black newspaper history, 20th century Black newspapers, 20th century Black press, 20th century Black writers, 20th century magazine journalism, 20th century magazines, 20th century mass media history, Africana Studies, Alex Haley, American Heritage, American history, Atlanta Daily World, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Benjamin E. Mays, Black Chicago, Black historians, Black history, Black magazines, Black newspapers, Black Power Media, Black press, Black World, Black World magazine, books, Chicago, Chicago Black History, Cornell University Africana Center, David McCullough, Dr. James Turner, Dr. Jared Ball, E. James West, Ebony, Ebony magazine, Ebony/Jet, Haki Madhabuti, Hoyt Fuller, Hugh Hefner, Jet, Jet magazine, John H. Johnson, Lerone Bennett Jr., magazine, Morehouse College, Negro Digest, Negro newspapers, Northwestern University |
My only other Fantastic Four. I am in mourning for this show’s demise already. I miss arguing with it, laughing with it, being simultaneously flabbergasted and confused by it. We shall not know its like again.
Posted in american history, television, world history |
Tagged "Atlanta", Black absurdism, Black absurdist, Black satire, Brian Tyree Henry, Donald Glover, Final season announcement, FX's "Atlanta", LaKeith Stanfield, Last season of FX's "Atlanta", Season 4, Season 4 announcement', Stephen Glover (writer and executive producer), Zazie Beetz |
A genius genre mashup about survival dominated by historic experts on the topic.
Posted in film, news |
Tagged "Nope", Brandon Perea, Daniel Kaluuya, horror film, Jordan Peele, Keke Palmer, sci-fi film, science fiction, Steven Yeun, western |
Surprise! This OG online critic sees you!
As folks who follow me on social media can see by now, I spend a *ridiculous* amount of time each week watching #JohnCampea, #GraceRandolph, #ScreenCrush, #NewRockStars and others to get my TV/movie superhero news fix. Because of this act of kindness, I will no longer feel guilty about the two hours I spend with Campea almost every damn weekday! #TJCS #TheJohnCampeaShow
Posted in cartoon, comics, film, news, radio, television |
Tagged "Beyond The Trailer" With Grace Randolph, "HeavySpoilers", "NewRockStars", "ScreenCrush", "The John Campea Show", film criticism, film criticism podcasting, film critics, John Campea, pop-culture criticism, pop-culture movie criticism, pop-culture TV criticism, popular culture podcasting, TV criticism, TV criticism podcasting, TV critics, YouTube, YouTube broadcasting, YouTube narrowcasting, YouTuber |
After that post-credit, I have become even more interested in
Marvel’s ComicCon presentation next week.
Posted in books, cartoon, comics, film, news, television |
Tagged "Ms. Marvel", "Worlds of Marvel - Avengers: Quantum Encounter", Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, Marvel Disney Cruise, Marvel Studios Phase 4, Rick Jones |