The revolutionary hip-hop band Arrested Development broke down barriers 30 years ago by releasing positive albums dedicated to Black self-love, Afro-centric themes and the end to white supremacy across the diaspora. Co-founder and leader of the hit-making conscious rap group, Todd “Speech” Thomas, spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the group’s current projects and … Continue reading Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects
A Man Named Yves Playwright Dui Jarrod’s “Unholy War” is an incredible melodrama exploring the psyche of an emotionally damaged man as he tries to marry the woman of his dreams. Yves– portrayed by Cario George— is a man who has been through a lot. As a young boy, he was abandoned by his mother … Continue reading Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness
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The reviews for Ridley Scott's The Martian has been summed up as "competence porn" by many critics because it shows an intelligent person "science the sh*t" out of a bad situation. It seems like the 2009 coined term, competence porn, has a bad reputation when it shouldn't. Every inch and cranny of our media consumption shows … Continue reading Everything is Competence Porn and That is Good
Published on the Celebritycafe.com 2015 has been a weird year for TV. Empire was the hottest show in the beginning of the year and Game of Thrones is currently the biggest show every time of the year. The irony is that these two popular shows are treated differently. GOT is proclaimed as a prestige show … Continue reading The Philosophy of Halt and Catch Fire
2015 will be the beginning of a new age of cinema. I say this because there will be new Star Wars, Ant-Man, The Avengers, Jupiter Ascending , Mad Max: Fury Road , Jurassic World , Poltergeist , Terminator: Genesis, Crimson Peak, Fantastic Four and many more big budget films that scream CGI. The reality is that Geek Culture is pop … Continue reading FanBoy Directors to Watch for In 2015
Originally Posted on Blerds. Written By Ricky Riley There is a reason Atlanta is called the Empire City of the South. Like New York City, Atlanta has become a cultural center for the arts and entertainment industry. Many celebrities make the city their home, such as rapper and actor T.I., director Tyler Perry, singer and actress Brandy … Continue reading 5 Reasons Atlanta Is the New Hotbed for the Entertainment Industry