When the Bough Is Black: A“When The Bough Breaks” Review

Black Hollywood Veterans Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut appeal to the black audience  lost in the abundant white faces that continue to dominate the big screen. Thus, despite the familiar plot, reminiscent of Fatal Attraction or Obsessed, the film becomes attractive in the still aberrant presence embodied by black actors. Unfortunately, the presumed “black” actors, […]

Annalise as lead Assimilationist: How to Get Away with Murder’s Embodiment of Black Female Pressure to “look” the Part

Admittedly, when I first heard of How to Get Away With Murder I expected entertainment. While it certainly it keeps me on the edge of my seat, the newest #tgit (Thank God It’s Thursday-ABC) addition does something more.  With its lead Annalise Keating played by Viola Davis and supporting actress Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, […]

How To Get Away With a Black Female Protagonist

Last night, ABC aired the much anticipated return of Scandal starring the lovely Kerry Washington, then debuted new series How to Get Away With Murder, starring the phenomenal Viola Davis. Despite the social media induced competition between the two protagonists, Pope and Keating are not mutually exclusive characters. Rather, both are exclusive mutually in the expansion of […]