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Weekly Trailer Alerts

It’s getting hot in here!! The trailers are dropping like hotcakes!! Don’t believe me, check them out below:

Watcher (Streaming on Hulu March 10th)

The Crossover (Streaming on Disney+ April 5th)

Praise This (Streaming on Peacock April 7th)

Ghosted (Streaming on Apple TV+ April 21st)

Citadel (Streaming on Prime Video April 28th)

Peter Pan & Wendy (Streaming on Disney+ April 28th)

I’m a Virgo (Streaming on Prime Video Summer 2023)

The Blackening (In theaters June 16th)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Closing out the month with some fresh new trailers of film and television set to hit screens next month! Check out the trailers below:

Luther: The Fallen Sun (Streaming on Netflix March 10th)

UnPrisoned (Streaming on Hulu March 10th)

Swarm (Streaming on Prime Video March 17th)

Rabbit Hole (Streaming on Paramount+ March 26th)

A Thousand and One (In theaters March 31st)

Love & Death (Streaming on HBO Max April 27th)

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It’s Valentine’s Day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my BFF Family and Friends!! As a way of sharing my appreciation, here is a music playlist as well as film list to get you in the spirit!! Enjoy!!

Here is a playlist I created called “Black Love Through Music” on Spotify

And if you need a few suggestions of what to watch while cozied up on the couch, hanging out with that special someone, or with your crew check out this list of films to watch:

  • Claudine (1974)
  • Hav Plenty (1997)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  • Brown Sugar (2002)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • Rafiki (2018)
  • Naz & Maalik (2015)
  • Purple Rain (1984)
  • Carmen Jones (1954)
  • The Photograph (2020)
  • Breakin’ All The Rules (2004)
  • Nothing But A Man (1964)
  • Sylvie’s Love (2020)
  • Poetic Justice (1993)
  • Jason’s Lyric (1994)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Beyond the Lights (2014)
  • Really Love (2020)
  • I Will Follow (2010)
  • I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
  • Love Jones (1997)

Just a little something to get you in the mood for today and even for the rest of the week and month!! Happy V-Day!! Enjoy and Spread the Love!!

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s February Good People!! A new month and a new set of trailers. Check them out below:

We Have a Ghost (Streaming on Netflix February 24th)

Bruiser (Streaming on Hulu February 24th)

The Consultant (Streaming on Prime Video February 24th)

Rabbit Hole (Streaming on Paramount+ March 27th)

The Power (Streaming on Prime Video March 31st)

The Covenant (In theaters April 2023)

White Men Can’t Jump (Streaming May 19th on Hulu)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Time is truly flying by! I feel like we just started the month of January, and here we are half way through the month! But with each day and week that passes more trailers are being released! Check out some new ones below:

Season 2-Harlem (Streaming February 3 on Amazon Prime Video)

Not Dead Yet (Streaming February 8 on ABC)

Somebody I Used To Know (Streaming February 10 on Amazon Prime Video)

Your Place Or Mine (Streaming February 10 on Netflix)

Sharper (Streaming February 17 on Apple TV+)

Chevalier (In theaters April 7)

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“A Day On, Not a Day Off!”- Celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday I wanted to share some of my favorite speeches from him as well as a few films, documentaries, and television series that feature his life and legacy. I wanted to make sure I shared some hidden gems, along with a few speeches and films that I have learned about through my time as a student and now professor. Check them out below:

Dr. G’s Fave Speeches from Dr. King:

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Films, Documentaries, and Television Series [*Premium Subscription]

  • King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis (1970) [Can be found on Apple TV and Amazon Prime*]
  • Eyes on the Prize series (1993) [Can be found on HBO Max and Amazon Prime*]
  • Boycott (2001) [Can be found here and on HBO]
  • Selma (2014) [Can be found on Showtime, Amazon Prime*, and Hulu*]
  • King in the Wilderness (2018) [Can be watched here and on HBO]
  • I Am MLK Jr. (2018) [Can be found on Paramount Network]
  • MLK/FBI (2020) [Can be found on Hulu and Apple TV+]

As an extra bonus you can also check out this 360 Look at the National Civil Rights Museum which features Dr. King’s legacy.

“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

It’s the first of the month and the first of the new year!! Great thing about film and television is that it never ends! So let’s not waste anytime and get right to these trailers, check them out below ⬇️:

Will Trent (Streaming on ABC January 3rd)

Season 2-Ginny & Georgia (Streaming on Netflix January 5th)

Season 2-BMF (Streaming on STARZ January 6th)

Final Season-Hunters (Streaming on Prime Video January 13th)

The Last of Us (Streaming on HBO Max January 15th)

When You Finish Saving the World (In theaters January 20th)

Extraordinary (Streaming on Hulu January 25th)

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Reflecting on 2022…Lessons Learned…You Ready for 2023?!!

It’s the last day of 2022, we are almost there folks!! So the pandemic is still real, but somehow we are managing it. Let’s just say this was another unforgettable year!!

Definitely had some moments that shook the nation with such things as abortion no longer being a constitutional right, the ongoing war in Ukraine, the tragedy in Uvalde (TX), banned books, the retirement of a tennis legend Serena Williams, we got the slap of the century when Will Smith cold clocked slapped Chris Rock, and jaw-dropping seasons of Euphoria and Bridgerton.

In sports news, Argentina wins the World Cup, the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl (along with an AMAZING halftime show-Hip Hop and R&B reigning supreme), the Houston Astros win their second World Series title…then you got the suspension of Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka (and his split from Nia Long), Tom Brady retired…back in the game and then divorced, Brittney Griner is released from a Russia prison and returns home to the U.S….and one of my fave moments the Golden State Warriors reclaimed the NBA Title throne!!

Lena Horne became the first Black woman to have a Broadway theater named after her…Two Literary Pioneers were honored with USPS stamps, Toni Morrison and Ernest J. Gaines!

In politics, for the first time in history the four largest U.S. cities New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston will all have Black mayors after this year’s midterm elections…Karen Bass sealed the deal with her historic win! And THANK GOD Georgia did not elect Herschel Walker into the U.S. Senate, we can all breathe a sigh of relief!

The elements are still having their way whether its the frigid winter storm in Buffalo, Hurricane Ian and Fiona, and heat waves coming in July, August and October!!

The Little Mermaid teaser trailer…Just wow!! I’m so ready!!…Also, definitely gotta shout out some good friends for putting me on to Billions and Yellowstone, talk about some good tv!!

Speaking of good tv let me just drop a few more nuggets:

  • Riches (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Reasonable Doubt (Hulu)
  • Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  • Blood & Water (Netflix)
  • Dahmer: Monster-The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)
  • Wednesday (Netflix)
  • P-Valley (STARZ)
  • Raising Kanan: Power Book III (STARZ)
  • Final season of OWN Network Queen Sugar and FX Atlanta
  • Cherish the Day (OWN)
  • The Bear (Hulu)

Let’s Go To The Movies… I was so glad that the theaters have opened back up again, feels good to sit back and relax at my local AMC!!

  • The Woman King: Finally these stories are being told!!
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once: Brilliant movie that definitely did not get the pub it should have…such a good movie!!
  • Top Gun: Maverick: Now that was a fun ride!!
  • Descendant (Netflix): Gotta love history, especially when they speak the truth!
  • Confess, Fletch: Pure laughs!!
  • Bullet Train: Who knew you could enjoy a movie that is set on a bullet train…
  • Nope: Layered and complex!!
  • Prey (Hulu definitely knows how to drop those gems!!)
  • Devotion: A piece of history that I didn’t know about but glad I do now!
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Not a dry eye!! Ryan Coogler & Ruth E. Carter you did it again!! Angela Bassett proved once again why she is that one!!

Remembering those we lost in 2022…Folks that definitely made some sort of impact on my 41 years of life!!

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  • Sidney Poitier (January 6th): The epitome of elegance and stage presence!
  • Lani Guinier (January 7th)
  • Bob Saget (January 9th)
  • André Leon Talley (January 18th)
  • Charles McGee (January 23rd): One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen!
  • Cheslie Kyrst (January 30th): Mental Health is real!!
  • Ivan Reitman (February 13th): Ghostbusters!!
  • Johnny Brown (March 2nd): Ohhhhh “Good Times”
  • Traci Braxton (March 12th)
  • William Hurt (March 13th)
  • Madeleine Albright (March 23rd)
  • Gilbert Gottfried (April 12th)
  • DJ Kay Slay (April 18th): Ahhhh takes me back to my undergrad days
  • Naomi Judd (April 30th)
  • Bob Lanier (May 10th)
  • Ray Liotta (May 26th)
  • Sam Gilliam (June 25th)
  • Paul Sorvino (July 25th)
  • Nichelle Nichols (July 30th): SO Grateful and Thankful for the barriers she broke and the history made!
  • Bill Russell (July 31st): A legend in every sense of the word!!
  • Roger E. Mosely (August 7th): I will always remember those days of watching Magnum, P.I. (the original)
  • Olivia Newton-John (August 8th): Such a sweet soul taken from this earth!
  • Hanae Mori (August 11th): Haute Couture at its finest!!
  • Denise Dowse (August 13th)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev (August 30th)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (September 8th)
  • Ramsey Lewis (September 12th)
  • Pharoah Sanders (September 24th)
  • Coolio (September 28th): One more “Fantastic Voyage”
  • Charles Fuller (October 3rd)
  • Loretta Lynn (October 4th)
  • Angela Lansbury (October 11th): Murder Mysteries will never be the same!!
  • Leslie Jordan (October 24th)
  • Rev. Calvin O. Butts III (October 28th)
  • Takeoff (November 1st)
  • John Aniston (November 14th): Soap opera’s will never be the same!
  • Irene Cara (November 26th): I just wanna dance forever!!
  • Dorothy Pitman Hughes (December 1st): Co-founder of the prominent feminist publication Ms. Magazine
  • Kirstie Alley (December 5th)
  • Paul Silas (December 11th)
  • Stephen “tWitch” Boss (December 14th)
  • Franco Harris (December 21st): There will never be another “Immaculate Reception” … One for the books!!
  • Pelé and Vivienne Westwood (December 29th)
  • Barbara Walters (December 30th)
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (December 31st): The longest-living pope, having surpassed Pope Leo XIII in September 2020, known as “God’s Rottweiler”.

Beyoncé gave us her 7th studio album, Renaissance...Afrobeats continues to rise and I’m here for all of it! Usher’s Las Vegas show makes huge waves…Ari Lennox brought us Age/Sex/Location…And another bomb soundtrack from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!!

The housing market was a win for sellers, but it looks like that is taking turn back for buyers (I hope so, cause your girls will definitely be looking in 2023). Twitter was bought by Elon Musk…We witnessed our first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (RBG is definitely smiling)…and soooooo much more!!

For me 2022, was all about roller coaster rides of life. I had many valley lows and just as many high moments. Sold my house in ATL (the end of an era)…I dealt with with anxiety, some depression, some trauma, and deep loss. Losing my Uncle Oscar hit me deep in my core! And if I am being honest, I am still grieving and probably will for some time. He meant so much to me, he will never be forgotten. There is not a day that doesn’t go by where I just want to shoot him a ring and ask for him to pray with and for me. But when it is all said and done I know he is watching over me, smiling, and having a good laugh with my Grandma!! I definitely got a chance to travel and collect some more passport stamps. I went to New Mexico for the first time, tried real Belgium waffles IN Belgium (Twice)!! Presented at Wonder-Con (Anaheim, CA), gave a keynote lecture at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium). Got to celebrate Black History Month twice once in the US and in London!! Went to the Roots Picnic in Philly…Celebrated many of my friends 40th Birthday’s….that was fun!

Even got me a new ride…a Christmas gift to myself!!

This year I got to spend a lot of time on several beaches and oh was that therapeutic (Thank you Turks and Caicos and Playa del Carmen)…Lord knows I love the water!!

…It was good to be back in the classroom for another semester with some AMAZING students!! I am truly grateful to have this job/career. I look forward to completing 2023 as I will (I’m claiming) get through my Third-Year Review and become another step closer towards Tenure!! Oh and I got boosted again! I launched a new project, Black Girl Magic in Media (BGMM) and let me tell you I am very excited about what is in store! Be on the lookout for what is in store!

I continue to learn more about myself…grow…find balance…navigate all the moving parts of my life…and taking one day at a time!

Let me just say I am also very thankful for my BFF family and friends!! I look forward to bringing you more good news and culture in 2023!!

~Dr. G

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

Last day of the month and I’m bringing you a few goodies!! Getting you ready for your Holiday binging sessions and a few new year treats!! Check them out below:

Riches (Streaming December 2 on Prime Video)

Kindred (Streaming December 13 on FX/Hulu)

1923 (Streaming December 18 on Paramount +)

Babylon (In theaters December 23rd)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Streaming on Netflix December 23rd)

Magic Mike’s Last Dance (In theaters February 10, 2023)

John Wick: Chapter 4 (In theaters March 23rd, 2023)

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Weekly Trailer Alerts!!

With one holiday down and two more on the way, film and television is prepping us for what we will be soaking up next! This week I have a few trailers for you to put on the calendar to prep you for your Thanksgiving and Christmas viewing pleasures! Check them out below:

The Santa Clauses (Streaming on Disney + November 16)

Disenchanted (Streaming on Disney+ November 18th)

Fantasy Football (Streaming on Paramount+ November 25)

Season 3-Blood & Water (Streaming on Netflix November 25)

Three Pines (Streaming on Prime Video December 2)

Season 3-His Dark Materials (Streaming on HBO Max December 5)