Posts Tagged: Black Movies

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

To Sidney a Trailblazer, With Love

In 1964, the same year the Beatles forever changed our world, a dark-skinned actor from the Bahamas changed our perception of what a leading man could look like. Sidney Poitier, a man as swoon-worthy as Paul Newman, with the charm

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

vintage Movie poster Ebony on Parade

Blacks and Whites and Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so