Archive for the ‘Afrofuturism’ Category

I was honored to be invited to share a reflection on the passing of Amiri Baraka. His work and the […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … Kwanzaa! No, I’m serious! I’ve come to cherish Kwanzaa as an occasion to […]

At the close of each Black History Month I often feel a profound sense of loss. This feeling is not […]

As 2009 draws to a close, let us not forget that we celebrated two cultural phenomena: 20th anniversary of Do […]

A tribute to Atlanta artist Charles Huntley Nelson

So you know you’re getting old when folks tell you that the “future” is coming and when you look to see what they’re talking about you don’t get excited. That’s been my feeling for the past couple of months when people ad naseum tell me that Wale, Drake, Charles Hamilton, and the list goes on are the future of Hip-Hop. I just don’t feel these cats yet, but I have to give props where they are due. I messes with Kid Cudi.

“To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.” Naming: What’s in a name. If you’ve been […]

Idlewild Review

August 24, 2006 · 12 Comments

Making films is hard. Making hip-hop films is harder. Making a film that plays with time and space is something […]