Posts Tagged black

Latinas Feministas: Los Afro-Latinos Blog

Since my post last month on learning from mistakes and making changes, I’ve been working to highlight the voices and experiences of a diverse array of Latina feminists. We’ve already interviewed Juana Rosa Cavero, director of the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los Angeles, and two members of the LatinNegr@s ProjectBianca Laureano and Jessica Marie Johnson.

Today, we’re excited to feature an interview with Kim Haas, director of the blog Los Afro Latinos, which is dedicated to celebrating the culture and work of Afro-descendents throughout the Americas. Haas was kind enough to answer some of my questions about her mission.

Since my post last month on learning from mistakes and making changes, I’ve been working to highlight the voices and experiences of a diverse array of Latina feminists. We’ve already interviewed Juana ...

Just how bad is the movie Red Tails?

Red Tails is a new movie about the Tuskegee airmen that the legendary George Lucas financed himself after years of the movie being rejected for Hollywood financing. It was #2 at the box office this weekend. This second place finish was largely based on black people flocking to the theater – myself included.

Jozen Cummings over at The Root put it best, when he said that Lucas played the race card to get people to the box office,

Media outlets like Entertainment Weekly are already spinning how George Lucas’ $58 million passion project, based on the true story of the African-American World War II fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, did far better than anyone thought it would.

But don’t ...

Red Tails is a new movie about the Tuskegee airmen that the legendary George Lucas financed himself after years of the movie being rejected for Hollywood financing. It was #2 at the box office this weekend. ...

Pariah: Best movie of last year*

Eesha, Miriam, Zerlina, Lori, Deanna Zandt and myself all went to see Pariah together last week and I think I speak for all of us when I say, if there is one movie you see this year–make it this one.

Pariah is set in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and tells the story of Alike (pronounced A-lee-kay and brilliantly portrayed by newcomer Adepero Oduye) and her trials and tribulations figuring out who she is, managing her middle class family’s expectations, her crushes, her heartbreaks and her best friend Laura–a very lovable AG. She is also a poet, a talented student and loves indie rock. Alike is probably one of the closest depictions of someone I might know in real life, I have ...

Eesha, Miriam, Zerlina, Lori, Deanna Zandt and myself all went to see Pariah together last week and I think I speak for all of us when I say, if there is one movie you see this year–make ...

Just go watch “Awkward Black Girl” right now

So, I really really love this web series. It gives a refreshingly funny and honest portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a young modern woman of color just tryna survive. Here are a few reasons you might want to check it out:

1) You could use some laughs.

2) You’re a young person of color and you feel like watching something that was written, directed and produced by someone that resembles you.

3) You want definitive proof that someone else “gets it.”

4) You want to support young women of color artists.

5) You could REALLY use some laughs.

The series recently reached and surpassed its fundraising goals on Kickstarter, and I couldn’t be happier for them. For more info, ...

So, I really really love this web series. It gives a refreshingly funny and honest portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a young modern woman of color just tryna survive. Here are a few reasons ...