Momma’z Boy on DVD

I’m here to ask my readers to support a great project by Kevyn Mines. Some of you all might remember him from his porn days as “Venom” but he is now a TV – Film Producer. So let’s do what we can to support this great project!

Momma’z Boi DVD Campaign from Kevyn Mines on Vimeo.

Black History Month – Rosa Parks

Today I honor Rosa Parks who was born on Feb. 4th, 1913. Known as the Mother of the Freedom Movement, her deviant stance to not move to the back of the bus for a white man set the Civil Rights movement in high gear! She truly became an Icon in the civil rights movement!

You can read more about her here!

Black History Month – Don Cornelius (In Memoriam)

What a sad way to start Black History Month. The legendary Don Cornelius committed suicide on Wed, Feb. 1st. We all know him as the founder of the iconic show “Soul Train”. Those old enough to have watched the show back in the 70’s and 80’s know it was “the show” to watch on Saturdays not only for the music talent but the infamous “Soul Train” line and the crazy fashion.

His catch phrase is still just as hip today as it was back when the show aired – “… and you can bet your last money, it’s all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!”

Thank you Don for all the great years of fashion, music and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUL!
Check out Don dancing with Mary Wilson (The Supremes) down the Soul Train Line. CLASSIC!!!

Black History Month – Langston Hughes

This month, in honor of Black History Month, I will highlight individuals who have shared to the world their God given talent. Today, I highlight writer, poet and activist – Langston Hughes who was born on Feb. 1, 1902! Well known for his writings during the Harlem Renaissance, his signature work is the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”

“I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I’ve known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”
You can read more about him here!

Movie of the Month – The Wiz

This movie is truly a classic. It’s a film adaption of the stage play of the hit broadway play “The Wiz” which was based of the cult classic “The Wizard of Oz”.
It’s cast included some of the premiere African American actors/singers of the day including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne and more. The movie was initially panned by many critics and movie goers but over the years it has developed into a classic in African American Cinema. This was the breakout film for Michael Jackson. He truly was truly the reason the movie had any sustainability and every scene with him in it was magical. It’s also one of the few films I enjoyed seeing Diana Ross ..LOL. the other movie was “Lady Sings the Blues” (which she should have won an Oscar). The best part of the movie was the music (mastered by the Legendary Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson) and the soulful dance sequences.
If you don’t have it in your DVD collection, GO GET IT!!!
You can buy the movie here!

Black History Month Spotlight – Malcolm X

The often “controversial” civil rights activist who had a turbulent relationship with the Nation of Islam and other civil rights leaders for his views on race, politics, etc. He definitely had an impact regardless of people’s opinion of him and his assassination and those who committed the killing is still being debated. Spike Lee’s movie on the life of Malcolm X is probably some of his best work!
You can read more about him here and here!