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

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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

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12 YEARS A SLAVE “Chiwetel Becomes Solomon” Featurette

There will always be films made to depict the past. The questions is, will the truth be told…. I have heard great things of this film, will find out myself this weekend.

Be sure to go and see this film, preferably at an indie theatre like The Laemmle which is located throughout the Los Angeles area is you’re in Southern California.
http://www.laemmle.com/films