Black Resistance Screening: The New Black

The New Black’ is a touching documentary about the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights within the African American community in Maryland. The film gives insight into the lives of the activists, families and the church, on both sides of the movement, to legalize gay marriage. The movie also focuses on homophobia within the Black community and the church, as well as the Christian right wing’s plan to take advantage of this phenomenon (in order to move forward with an anti-gay political agenda). The New Black takes viewers to the kitchen tables and tells the story of the fight to win marriage equality, focusing on the main characters of the documentary.
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Review of the New Black

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Many media outlets have praised ‘The New Black’ such as the Starpulse writer Jason Coleman, who writes “eye-opening stuff. Hands down a thought provoking film with equal parts energy and pathos”.

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Fact of Fiction: Overspending or Just Living

Bryan Cranston as Walter White from a GQ photoshoot. Image courtesy of GQ.com

Bryan Cranston as Walter White from a GQ photoshoot. Image courtesy of GQ.com

No matter what generation, there is always a subset of the population living above their means. But, when is enough, enough?

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The Great “Lost” Musical

Poster for the 1959 release of 'Porgy and Bess'

Poster for the 1959 release of ‘Porgy and Bess’. Photo courtesy Columbia Pictures.

‘Porgy and Bess’ was one of the first movies every made to feature a fully black cast. The movie musical in 1959 was based on the 1935 Broadway production by George Gershwin. This was a major reason why George’s brother Ira sold the rights to Samuel Goldwyn.

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Sugar–Not Just Another Sports Drama

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The movie “Sugar” follows Miguel Santos, a.k.a. ‘Sugar’ on his journey from the Dominican Republic baseball academy to the United States’ minor leagues and his move to New York City. Before watching the movie, I thought it would be just another sports drama but just minutes in it becomes clear that baseball is secondary to the real story of the movie. “Sugar” displays,  in great detail, the difficulties that Santos faces while being in the United States. Despite the efforts of his host family to make him feel at home, and his one teammate from the Dominican Republic, Miguel doesn’t feel welcome in this new world where he does not speak the language fluently. As an immigrant to the United States, I can relate to some degree to the challenges that Miguel faced every day.

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