Eighty years ago, actress Hattie McDaniel made Hollywood history when on February 29, 1940, she was awarded the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Mammy in GONE WITH THE WIND. Winning an Oscar is an enormous accomplishment for anyone but even more extraordinary considering McDaniel was the daughter of parents born […]

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The Film Forum in New York City has launched a series celebrating the artistic excellence of African-American women in film entitled “Black Women: Trailblazing African American Performers and Images, 1920-2001.” On opening day, they screened the classical musical CARMEN JONES, historically significant in Hollywood history for several reasons. For one, it features an all-black cast […]

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In our last post, Amy makes a strong and valid case, as have many other critics, regarding her disappointment with the film BOMBSHELL. And while I do not disagree with their collective condemnation of Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, Roger Ailes or the Fox News Network in general, I found the film to be a brilliant […]

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