Positive Vision

Now that we have come to the end of semester, it is a great time to reflect on the different  Spike Lee films we have watched this semester. For me, the question Lee leaves in mind after every film is “Does a positive image of a world exist despite the tragedy west on the screen? What does this positive image consist of?”

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Live Tweet of 4 Little Girls

Once again, I have live tweeted another film. Although this is a documentary by Spike Lee, I do believe it is good to jot down your thoughts while you watch a film.

From this experience of live tweeting, i hope that I have opportunities in the future to sit down in a private film screening to share my words with a larger space. I hope I learn to keep my twitter active to engage in thoughtful conversations with not only peers but the larger world.

 

Have You Ever Made Love to a Drum?

Have you ever made love to a drum? I have and it created the greatest sound in the world. This week I watched “Get On the Bus” alone, which offered a very intimate experience. The experience was so intimate that when I saw Jeremiah playing the drum, my heart skipped joyfully to his playing and heard the stories he was playing. Besides this moment, there were two scenes with the drum I enjoyed. Continue reading “Have You Ever Made Love to a Drum?”

Live tweet of X

Hello everbody. Since this was my third time watching this film, I decided to live tweet about X. The first time I saw the film, it was before I read the autobiography of Malcolm X. The second time I watched the film, it was after I read the autobiography. So as my third time sitting through the film, it was great to exam it from a news lens with an audience. So please enjoy my tweets. You are free to follow me on twitter @dancinqueen2013.

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Midterm: Embrace Brotherhood

This post is about embracing brotherhood and where are black males allowed to show intimacy and have difficult conversations in School Daze and today.

Not too long ago, actor Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Cooler appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair for their role as “disrupters revolutionizing art, film, and fashion”. In the photo, Jordan extends his arm and uses his hand to hold the back of Coogler’s hand. The image is also to promote solidarity between brotherhood. Black masculinity does not just mean large muscles and deep gazes. Yet, the image received backlash, especially from black males on twitter before the tweets were removed. These tweets emasculated the men, such as:

“The pose insinuates a man dominating another man. He’s palming his head.” – @Fettimagazine

“Why is he holding his head like that anyway? What type of unity does this suggest? It does look a little suspect. Looks almost like he has his head headed towards his **** How about a simple handshake?” -@Mizzlee_atl

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Is it possible for Black males to show solidarity in brotherhood without the image or concept becoming over sexualized? Continue reading “Midterm: Embrace Brotherhood”