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Of Baseball and Film: The Importance of Supporting Black Independence

In a discussion on a friend and fellow scholar’s Facebook profile about a promotional interview with Red Tails stars Terrence Howard and David Oyelowo, my friend lamented Howard and Oyelowo’s somewhat haphazard attempt at creating an analogy between acceptance of black American soldiers by Europeans (particularly women) during World War II and acceptance of black … Continue reading

Red Tails and The “At Risk” Black Film Community

In a recent USA Today interview preceding the release of his self-financed film Red Tails, George Lucas stated the following regarding the film’s possible impact on black filmmakers: I realize that by accident I’ve now put the black film community at risk (with Red Tails, whose $58 million budget far exceeds typical all-black productions). I’m … Continue reading