American Skin, A Black Female Perspective (Spoilers)

American Skin, A Black Female Perspective (Spoilers)

When I think about American Skin, I think of those tarred and feathered, the black bodies dangled over scorching hot flames, their limbs dipped and torched, their “American” skin charred black. This skin, which too often acts as wrapping paper for the murdered, is America. Director, writer and producer Nate Parker depicts America in the [...]

The Hidden Message of the Hidden Figures Film and Others Like It

The Hidden Message of the Hidden Figures Film and Others Like It

It seems most fitting to begin this piece by stating that mathematician Katherine Johnson is a genius. Thus, a movie celebrating black brilliance sounds progressive, however the actual portrayal renders Johnson a “hidden figure” in a supposed commemoration of her legacy. The film briefly shows audiences a young Katherine, whose academic ability foments opportunity despite [...]