You’d think that leaving high school and stepping out into the real word would be easy.
Don’t get me wrong, it is important that the story of slavery is carried on so that history doesn’t repeat itself, but if we don’t normalize primarily black casts we’ll only be viewed as slave characters.
Surrounding the comedy that is “What Men Want,” is a story that we’ve all heard before or are all too familiar with.
“We can appreciate their culture without having to do or wear their hairstyles, or trying to act or be a certain way that we’re not.”
This movie, one with fictional characters and made up neighborhoods, is real. We have all heard of stories like this. We’ve seen them on the news and we’ve seen it for ourselves.
On behalf of Arise 2.0 Happy Birthday Rev. I’m honored to call you one of my most esteemed mentors, Sir!
Through an absurdist lens, the series uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty and humor to highlight issues that still plague today’s”post-racial” society.
It’s a story with a main character who never never seems to lose sight of herself.
In 2009 Time named him to the 100 Most Influential People in the World.