Black on Black Cinema
No Justice for Breonna Taylor - Preview to Episode 183

No Justice for Breonna Taylor - Preview to Episode 183

September 24, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Antebellum." A film that sees a modern-day Black woman (Janelle Monae) transported back to slavery times in America during a nightmarish scenario, and she is forced to try and escape this bizarre out of time situation. The random topic of the week is about the long awaited indictments that finally came down for the unjust murder of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky. Taylor, who was killed during a no-knock raid by three plain clothes police officers finally saw some charges brought. We discuss the ridiculousness of those charges and why nothing ever seems to change in the killing of Black people in America, and some key things that could make the difference.

How To Be A Player - Episode 182

How To Be A Player - Episode 182

September 14, 2020
Dray (Bill Bellamy) has a problem: He has a girlfriend, Lisa (Lark Voorhies), but can't seem to say no to any beautiful woman who walks his way. When he's not with Lisa or hanging out with his buddies, David (Pierre), Kilo (Jermaine "Big Hug" Hopkins), and Spootie (A.J. Johnson), he's out with one of his many lady friends. Dray's sister (Natalie Desselle) is both disgusted and fascinated by his behavior, so she hatches a plan to teach him a lesson.
The Loss of Chadwick Boseman - Preview to Episode 182

The Loss of Chadwick Boseman - Preview to Episode 182

September 3, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, the 1997 sex comedy "How to Be A Player" starring Bill Bellamy. The random topic this week is all about the untimely death of famed actor Chadwick Boseman who famously played Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, James Brown, and of course T'Challa aka Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman passed away from colon cancer at the age of 43. We discuss our thoughts on his death and his legacy.

SPECIAL EPISODE: Jacob Blake/Kyle Rittenhouse - The Two Americas

SPECIAL EPISODE: Jacob Blake/Kyle Rittenhouse - The Two Americas

August 31, 2020

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. 

Just Mercy - Episode 181

Just Mercy - Episode 181

August 26, 2020

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.

Black Checking in the Age of Kamala - Preview to Episode 181

Black Checking in the Age of Kamala - Preview to Episode 181

August 20, 2020

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.

Panther - Episode 180

Panther - Episode 180

August 13, 2020

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.

Black Integration into American Society - Preview to Episode 180

Black Integration into American Society - Preview to Episode 180

August 5, 2020

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.

Fatal Affair - Episode 179

Fatal Affair - Episode 179

July 31, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to discuss the 2020 suspense thriller, Fatal Affair. Starring Nia Long and Omar Epps, the film follows a woman who tries to mend her marriage after a brief encounter with an old friend. She soon realizes that her ex-lover is more dangerous and unstable than she had thought.

 
 
An Adventure Story - Preview to Episode 179

An Adventure Story - Preview to Episode 179

July 23, 2020

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Fatal Affair." Yes, that movie! Everyone is talking about the new Netflix Black thriller film starring Nia Long and Omar Epps, so look forward to our full review next week. The random topic this week is all about Jay's crazy story about something very near and dear to him. Sit down and prepare for a bit of a wild ride adventure into craziness!

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