Taking A Chance On Love starring Ethel Waters, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson and Bill Bailey from the Hollywood musical Cabin In The Sky. Continue reading
DMX and Anthony Anderson demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of selling upscale autos; from the 2001 action film Exit Wounds. Continue reading
The present controversy over Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s blackface yearbook photo; and the recent Megyn Kelley firing over her blackface Halloween commits shows us racial ignorance and bigotry are alive and well Continue reading
Nureyev Unzipped is a short documentary that dates from 1998 and narrated by Terence Stamp. The programme includes interviews with friends and colleagues as well as film clips of Nureyev in action. Uploaded with all due acknowledgements to the programme makers of 20 years ago. Continue reading
In the scene from the film Scent of a Woman, Frank Slade, a blind retired lieutenant colonel (played by Al Pacino) teaches Donna, a stranger whom he met at a restaurant, how to dance the tango. Continue reading
Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season. It is also the beginning of the holiday arts season and this week the excitement is palpable. Theatre aboard from City College to Hell’s Kitchen, music brings back the 60’s on the Upper Westside, with protest art in Chelsea; and while the Ailey company celebrates turning 60 in midtown, we have a group of over 60 “Sugar Babies” dancing in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Ken Norton is Mede, a buff slave, who is lusted by both the Plantation owners wife, and a male house guest. Mandingo, released in 1975, with its overt interracial sex scenes created a sensation at the height of the blaxploitation film era. Continue reading
In Mandingo, big black buck Mede (boxer Ken Norton) is raped by his owner’s wife Blanche (Susan George). Continue reading
Stormy Weather is a 1943 film musical produced and released by 20th Century Fox. The movie is considered one of the best Hollywood musicals with an all African-American cast and serve to showcase of some of the top African-American performers of the time. Continue reading
Jesse Owens stole Hilter’s glory and dispelled the Ayran master race propaganda at the Berlin Olympics. Owens won 4 gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4 × 100 meter relay; his victories angered and embarrassed Hitler.