FILM REVIEW: THE FAREWELL

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

When you walk out of the theater you may feel like you just left a family meal or a close friend’s house. That familial reaction is the result of Wang’s welcoming storytelling and an ensemble cast that makes you feel at home as you experience a sweet and sour drama, which tends to be more sweet. […]

AVA DUVERNAY’S “WHEN THEY SEE US” WINS MASS ATTENTION FOR FOCUS ON FALSELY ACCUSED CENTRAL PARK FIVE

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

As DuVernay’s film gained viewers and momentum and waves of publicity, Linda Fairstein, the main prosecutor of the Central Park Five, was dropped by her publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on June 7. Fairstein has never apologized or admitted there was a wrongful prosecution in the case. Several prosecutors and detectives have avoided discussing the series. The five men are pursuing an additional $52 million in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims. […]

FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

“When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen.” […]

NAACP CALLS FOR THE HOUSE TO BEGIN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

July 26, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

The NAACP’s vote comes one day before former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before Congress, which many Democrats hope will help strengthen the argument for impeachment among the legislators that fall outside of the 87 House members currently on record as expressing support for an impeachment inquiry. […]