This review of Blackishby Lisa B. Thompson is well worth the read. As a former student of her classes, – and I mean classes, there is no one better to review our media. She has the energy, insight, and talent to find and critique most of our popular culture. Thompson’s work is guided by a serious love for her work and an insane passion for theater. Catching this review of Blackish was a gem. Thank you, Professor T.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Bill Cosby’s black middle-class family sitcom featuring Cliff and Claire Huxtable and their five brilliant, gorgeous children, once the most popular program on TV for viewers of all races. Even children today who catch episodes become instant fans.
Unfortunately, till now, American television has yet to replace it with another show about a middle-class black family. In fact, images of black middle-class families have disappeared from the cultural landscape, reinforcing false notions only one authentic black experience.
The \”Talented Tenth\” refers to the percentage of blacks in the community who would save the Negro race essentially from the worst parts of itself the \”New Negro\” if you will. Dr. Narcisses elitism and manner is at odds with Chalky White, who represents the black man who has bootstrapped his way to success, as evidenced by his gruff demeanor and regional dialect despite his impeccable clothing, lovely home and beautiful family.Played exquisitely by actor Jeffrey Wright, Dr. Narcisse moves freely through many different groups white politicians, black church folk, gangsters, nightclub patrons, thespians reflecting DuBois concept of double consciousness, the veil through which black people are viewed skin color, white establishment, black community, see and interact with the world. Because of this dual consciousness, black folks had/have the ability to don different masks Frantz Fanon in order to survive in a world that loathes black folks. While the writer never explicitly identifies Dr. Narcisse as DuBois, it is clear that DuBois is the historical figure the writer is referencing.
In some parts of the country, it’s so cold you don’t even want to step outside to make that trip to the gym and comfort foods are so just easy to grab these days. We get it. But there is a way to lose weight by eating certain foods this winter. Stock up your pantry this season with the following fat-fighting foods and stay fit!
MOSCOW – A very lucky baby girl narrowly avoided death after the car she was riding in skidded out of control on an icy Russian highway and slammed into an oncoming truck.
The 1-year-old girl, who was not strapped into a carseat, was ejected from the car and landed face down on the pavement. A passing truck was able to slow down to avoid running over her. The entire ordeal was captured on the dashboard camera of a vehicle driving right behind the crash.
You roll over, get out of bed, go in the bathroom & wash your face with hot water … You look in your refrigerator, but the eggs, bacon, fruit & raisin bagels don’t look appetizing … You don’t feel like drinking juice or coffee so you grab a bottle of water … You go to your closet, but you can’t decide which out fit wear … You pick up your cell phone, call in sick, turn on the TV, then lay back down on your pillow top mattress … It sure is tough being depressed in America