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“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

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Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t fear being black because “negritude” sells. “Don’t be afraid to be black” Singleton told the…

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

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      This holiday season, conservative black columnist Stanley Crouch is in a cheerful mood — not because of the company of good family or friends, or for witnessing the giving spirit of strangers, or the returning of our young men and women from Iraq — but because he believes America is turning their backs on the Kardashians. To that I say, okay — whatever floats his boat. In…

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just call me “Chuckles”, then. Because this is the funniest and most self-negating piece of trite…