Well-Meaning White Friends & Preview to Episode 130

May 15, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys (minus Terrence) are back to announce the movie for the next episode, Proud Mary. A modern take on the Blaxploitation genre of film follows an assassin as she works to protect a young boy from a family of organized criminals. The random topic of the week is all about an article entitled " 7 things black people want their well-meaning white friends to know." Jay and Micah go through the articles points and add their thoughts to the overall discussion of well-meaning white friends dialogue. 

Link to original article that we discussed: http://www.upworthy.com/amp/7-things-black-people-want-their-well-meaning-white-friends-to-know


First Match - Episode 129

May 9, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to review the newly released film, First Match. The story follows a young girl named Mo(nique) who's tough exterior and bravado are nothing but merely a cover for her harsh lifestyle of foster care and estrangement from her father due to his prison time. When she discovers that he is out of prison she seeks to connect with him via his high school passion for wrestling. When joining her school's team she hopes to connect with him on a deeper level and set her life back on the right path going forward. The film stars Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome, and Jared Kemp.


Canceling Black Celebrities? & Preview to Episode 129

May 1, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return with a preview for the next film, First Match. A film, available on Netflix streaming right now tells the story of a girl who decides to join a boy's wrestling team and that brings her back in the favor of her estranged father, but there is more to their relationship than it seems. The guys also discuss the random topic of the week which is all about whether or not certain Black celebrities need to be let go by the community AKA "canceled." The guys discuss Issa Rae's comments on Black women and Asian men, Bill Cosby history of rape, R. Kelly's pedophilia, and of course Kanye West's latest temper tantrum disguised as "free thinking."