Glenn Beck Leads Huge Crowds in “Never Again is Now” March in Birmingham, AL

Seeing how I live in Birmingham, AL, I thought I knew what was happening on a day-to-day basis here. But apparently, an approximately 20.000-30,000 member march downtown can go by me, and most of the major national networks, unnoticed.  Continue reading Glenn Beck Leads Huge Crowds in “Never Again is Now” March in Birmingham, AL

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Tweets from the Blackout Music & Film Festival Show Solidarity, Activism and Fun

The Blackout Music & Film Festival took place this weekend, and I’m mad I couldn’t go, seeing how I’m not in Los Angeles. But, thankfully, Twitter was able to keep me updated as to what went on. If you were like me and couldn’t go physically but was there in spirit, here’s some of what went down. Thanks, Twitter! Continue reading Tweets from the Blackout Music & Film Festival Show Solidarity, Activism and Fun

Watch Film, Listen to Music, and Nurture Consciousness at the Blackout Music & Film Festival

One of the coolest events is happening in Los Angeles tomorrow (Sat. Aug. 29) called the Blackout Music & Film Festival. The event, which will take place primarily at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, will feature tons of entertainment, but also a socially conscious message of awareness and activism.  Continue reading Watch Film, Listen to Music, and Nurture Consciousness at the Blackout Music & Film Festival

WOC Wednesday: Amelia Boynton Richardson

Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Richardson has died at the age of 104. While her passing is very sad, it’s worth it to us to acknowledge her long life and the change she was able to bring to the country by inviting Martin Luther King Jr. to Selma, AL.  Continue reading WOC Wednesday: Amelia Boynton Richardson

Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More

I’ve had a ton of movie casting news that flooded my inbox and Twitter feed last week, and I am only just now able to get to everything. So let’s get into everything.  Continue reading Casting News: “Fantastic Beasts,” “Scooby Doo,” Josephine Baker + More

Queer Coded: Amun (Spike’s “Tut”)

It’s been a few weeks out since Tut aired on Spike, and, to reiterate, I loved it. But I did notice one element of one of the characters that could be considered very loose queer coding, if you chose to see it that way. All this posturing is to say that the decision to show the evil priest, Amun, putting on makeup was a very decisive (and probably unconscious) decision on the part of the writing or staging.  Continue reading Queer Coded: Amun (Spike’s “Tut”)