Chocolate City

What a large, I mean large number of women from ALL types are curious about (not saying always in a good way, because we know racism can lead to curiosity) – the Black man.

Well, here is a film for all women (and men) to let their fantasies run wild.

In select theaters May 22nd and On Demand!

BILAL

The animated film Bilal is inspired by the true story of Bilal Ibn Rabaha freed slave of Ethiopian origin who converted to Islam and became a trusted companion of the Prophet Muhammad after his emancipation. Impressed by Bilal’s sonorous voice and unwavering faith, Muhammad handpicked him to call Muslims to prayer as Islam’s first muezzin. Bilal’s descendants are also believed to have established the Mali Empire’s Keita Dynasty.

Bilal was a black slave, almost certainly the son of slaves, and is believed to have been from Abyssinia (now known as Ethiopia).  Being born into servitude, he probably never expected life to offer him more than hard work, pain and drudgery.  However Bilal walked the earth at a very momentous time.  He was a slave in the city of Mecca when an unlettered man began to call the people to worship One God.  This man was Muhammad, the Messenger of God, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, and his message was for all of humanity.

Read more at http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/4722/viewall/

Official Website: https://www.bilalmovie.com

Aaliyah – Rock The Boat

Just watched the Lifetime Aaliyah movie and I was not happy with the acting.The family and those who closely worked with Aaliyah were not involved with the production or content of this film – and should have not been made without those who truly knew Aaliyah.

The film did not feel genuine and the actors did not play the roles to full capacity. It was apparent the artists Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Dame, Timbaland and Missy were not studied by the actors. On top of that, the actors who played Timbaland & Missy couldn’t be more off – Missy at that time, was a heavy set brown skinned woman – the actress looked nothing like Missy and they put darker make-up on her instead of casting someone who looked the part.

With that said, the Aaliyah movie was a failure.

R.I.P. Baby Girl – You are missed.

Dear White People Movie – Reaction from a Black Woman

I know this movie will not capture wholly the elements which come with past and present day racism. But, I think this is a good movie for people of all colors to see as an eye opener to those in denial as well as being a humorous film for those who are all too aware of what has been an issue in this country for decades.

Racism is still a driving force for this country’s policies and hold’s ground to millions of everyday people.  Until denialism is recognized, addressed and people are open to a universal dialogue for a resolution, there still will be ignorance and racism.

See the official movie trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uag2G0J6iqw

Interview w/ the Director @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlgdS9o3GvI

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Yaya DaCosta is portraying Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime movie about her life, and she definitely looks the part!

The 31-year-old actress and America’s Next Top Model cycle 3 perfectly channels the singer’s 1997 Whitney album cover look stars in the moview with Arlen Escarpeta, the 33-year-old actor playing Bobby Brown.

Angela Bassett, who co-starred with Houston in 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, is directing the film, but the late singer-actress’s family is not involved in its production. “We reached out to them in the early days; of course we’re not going to do the movie and not say anything to them,” Bassett told CNN.

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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

NAIROBI, Kenya — “You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya’s first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Her film debut “12 Years A Slave” has earned her a NAACP Image Award for an outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, Oscars 2014 Academy Award for supporting actress, Screen Actors Guild Award, 2014 Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

She is an image of Africa, Blackness, womanhood, pride, beauty and a woman who can beat the odds. This has been a very proud moment for the black community and our ancestors.

But, I am just not glad to see another black person playing the role of a slave. There is still devaluation & racist misunderstandings of other roles we may play being lawyers/doctors/presidents. Same goes for the cliché thug roles we are cast for and unfortunately, largely cast by our own for these types of films.

We need film in the main screen to depict our true family life, us a people, a united people, a people worth more than just an award to put on a façade to this country’s racist history and current status.

See the past Black Academy Award winners @
http://photos.essence.com/galleries/black-oscar-winners-through-years/#114691_114686