This is a special episode this week (you will also get your normal episode as well) on just what's happening in Kenosha, Wisconsin with the shooting Jacob Blake, and the subsequent murders at the hands of a right-wing terrorist, Kyle Rittenhouse. For the first time, Black on Black Cinema will crossover with Look Forward (our political show) to have the hosts of each show discuss their perspectives. We normally work to have insular conversations on issues of race, however, this particular topic lends to expanding that circle to hear from some other voices inside the TNP Studios network to give a full perspective of what we are seeing.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2019 legal biographical film, "Just Mercy" starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. The film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Stevenson.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, the 2019 biographical film, "Just Mercy" starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx. The film follows the story of a young lawyer working to save an innocent man from a false murder charge. The random topic this week is all about the Black checking of Kamala Harris after she was named as the running mate to Joe Biden this year. We discuss the implications of this, and where there might be some much deeper rooted issues is trying to alienate her and others who ascend to this particular level of American success/power.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 1995 Mario Van Peebles film, "Panther" based on the novel of the same name by his father, Melvin Van Peebles. The film follows the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in a condensed timeline. The film stars Kadeem Hardison, Marcus Chong, Courtney B. Vance, and Bokeem Woodbine.
This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, the 1995 Mario Van Peebles directed "Panther." The film traces the Black Panther Party from its founding through its decline in a compressed timeframe. It was the first narrative feature film to depict the Black Panther Party incidentally. The random topic of the week is all about a thought experiment on whether on not integration has actually worked for Black Americans and if not why not and what system would work better.