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Three Reasons Why People Have a Problem with Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

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This is a story that’s been a big dread of mine to write. Not because the issues are hard for me to understand; far from the contrary. I just didn’t want to watch the trailer for this movie. What movie am I talking about? Nina, the beleaguered movie about Nina Simone starring Zoe Saldana and David…

“Magic: The Gathering” celebrates WOC players with these 5 characters

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Disclosure: These are my opinions as a free agent and separate entity from Magic: The Gathering.  As you might know, I acted as as consultant for Magic: The Gathering for the development of their first black Planeswalker character, Kaya, Ghost Assassin. (For info on what a Planeswalker is and what Kaya does, check this post.)…

The Biggest TV Events of 2015: “Tut” and “The Wiz Live!”

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2015 was the year of TV specials, such as History’s Texas Rising (which was, to use a buzzword, problematic for me), Sons of Liberty, and Saints and Strangers (which, from the commercials at least, also looked like it had its moments of historical propaganda).  But, there were two specials that stood out, at least for this writer. Tut and The Wiz…

Racially Insensitive Casting: "Cleopatra" Through the Years

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Cleopatra is, historically, an African queen. An Egyptian queen, to be exact, with mixed African and Greek heritage. However, her Greek heritage is one of the only times a large swath of the white Western world will use the one-drop rule in reverse. Usually, if a person has one drop of non-white heritage, they’re instantly not white. But instead…

Care2 Petition Takes On Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the Shell"

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Remember when the news about Scarlett Johansson playing playing Major Mokoto Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost in the Shell film was released? Remember how it was apparent that people would start petitioning and venting in outrage? Well, here’s the petition.

Spike TV's "Tut" Event Series Looks Legit

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I’m so ready to watch Spike TV’s mini-series Tut, which is currently filming in Egypt and will come to our TV screens sometime this year.

The Sony Fallout: How the Emails Showcase Hollywood's Racism

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It’s been a wild couple of days since the Sony hackers, who go by the name “Guardians of Peace” released some very private and very telling emails between Sony brass and high-powered movie makers.