‘Avengers: Endgame’

$1.2 Billion. You’ve all seen it by this point but as usual won’t be too detailed… Someone half joked they should go ahead and give Kevin Feige the Thalberg at the Governor’s Awards this year (which is basically the Academy acknowledging someone has had a Hall of Fame career as a producer). It’s a funny […]

Video of the Day – ‘One Sweet Day’

I’m about…80 percent into ‘Malik X’ mode as the homies call it (bring on Ramadan 2019…) I have a good feeling ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is going to bring me down. I have a good feeling this Sunday’s episode of ‘Thrones’ is going to bring me down even more. So let’s go into the weekend with something […]

Video of the Day – ‘My Boo’

Like most of everyone in the KU circle, I was shocked when word got to me that Justin Vanoy passed yesterday. We weren’t close. Different fraternities, different inner circles. But the black social circles at KU are pretty small; and if you’re in the Greek life, you absolutely knew of each other if you weren’t […]

‘Ramy’

Oh yes… So, other than giving me bittersweet flashbacks of the young Moroccan girl who was the first one to call me habibi, I can’t say enough good things about the new Hulu series ‘Ramy’. The premise is super simple, Ramy is a young Muslim American living in New Jersey trying to find his place […]

‘Homecoming’

I mean… This woman is my generation’s Michael. There’s no more debate. I’m old, that might not have been up for debate for a while. But this concert film closed the book on that. Michael, mixed with Tina Turner. I’m also the product of HBCU grads, my childhood had the Homecomings and the Bayou Classic […]

‘Soul of a Nation’

I was worried I was catching this exhibit at the end of its L.A. run, but as it turns out, it’s here til September 1st. For the L.A. folks, if you haven’t made it down to the Broad lately, I can’t recommend enough ‘Soul of a Nation’. The exhibit covers several decades of black art […]

Video of the Day – ‘Just Do It’

I’m not here to argue with any of you about the company he keeps, or if he’s truly ‘redeemed’ from past indiscretions. I’m acknowledging the athletic accomplishment and the man’s kids being old enough now to appreciate in person how good their dad is at what he does. I knew Nike wasn’t go waste any […]

Video of the Day – ‘Joker Trailer’

Has DC figured it out? It’s starting to figure out DC has figured out its lane… Every movie is its own thing (like most comic books). Some silly, some over the top, some stories great metaphors… I’ve heard about the allusions to Taxi Driver and the King of Comedy for awhile, now that I’m seeing […]

Video of the Day – ‘The Comedian’

RIP Nipsey Hussle. The kid is not of my generation but I knew who he was. I still feel very upset by his murder, like many of you. So nothing silly to start the week. Don’t know if you want to go in on the new ‘Twilight Zone’ yet? CBS All Access did us a […]