Crown Heights - Episode 131

June 7, 2018

Crown Heights is a 2017 American biographical crime drama film written and directed by Matt Ruskin. Adapted from a This American Life podcast, the film tells the true story of Colin Warner who was wrongfully convicted of murder, and how his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving Colin's innocence. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.

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Roseanne Canceled & Preview to Episode 131

May 29, 2018

This week the guys introduce the next film for episode 131, "Crown Heights." The film tells the true story of Colin Warner who was wrongfully convicted of murder, and how his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving Colin's innocence. The random topic of the week is all about the newly returned show "Roseanne" being canceled after the lead, Roseanne Barr decided to go on a Twitter racist tirade against former Obama advisors, Valerie Jarrett.

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Proud Mary - Episode 130

May 24, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to discuss the 2018 film, Proud Mary starring 
Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, and Jahi Di'Allo.

Synopsis: Mary is a successful hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. However, her life is completely shifted when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes wrong and she leaves the boy orphaned.

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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

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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.

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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."

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Come Sunday - Episode 128

April 26, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys sit down to review and discuss the film, 'Come Sunday,' from the folks at This American Life. 'Come Sunday' is a 2018 American drama film based on Carlton Pearson's excommunication directed by Joshua Marston, from a screenplay by Marcus Hinchey. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Sheen, Condola Rashad, Jason Segel, Danny Glover and Lakeith Stanfield.

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The Starbucks Incident & Preview to Episode 128

April 19, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys are back to announce episode 128, "Come Sunday." The film tells the story of a Black preacher who challenges the very core of his religious beliefs and is forced to come face to face with religious leaders who oppose him. The random topic of the week is all about the latest incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, in which two Black men were arrested for just sitting there and not buying anything. Issues of implicit bias towards Black men and the response are discussed.

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Roxanne Roxanne - Episode 127

April 11, 2018

Telling the story of the famed Queensbridge rapper, Roxanne Shante, Roxanne Roxanne takes us back to 1984 during the birth of rap in New York City. Young Shante is the Queensbridge battle rap champion, and sets herself on a path to fame, but is often thwarted by the actions of vicious and selfish men. The story of self-discovery, growing up quickly, and eventual perseverance is at the heart of the female rapper who inspired some of the largest names in the industry to this day. The film stars Chanté Adams as Roxanne Shante, Nia Long as her mother Peggy, and Mahershala Ali as Cross.

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Reactions to “March for Our Lives” & Preview to Episode 127

March 29, 2018

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the hosts return to preview episode 127, Roxanne Roxanne. The story of the famed 80s rap pioneer, Roxanne Shante. The film is currently available on Netflix. The hosts also discuss the reactions to the "March for Our Lives" anti-gun violence rally that happened in DC with the survivors of the Parkland shooting, and around the world. They also discuss black gun ownership and the 2nd amendment in reference to Black people.

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