Following the epic success of Moonlight both in the box office and on the awards circuit. The biggest question would be what’s next for those involved? Director Barry Jenkins in particular?
By: Sam Fleming, Teen Voice Contributor
Every Chicagoan knows the story of the typical Chicago entertainer. Like Kanye West described on “Homecoming,” Chicago entertainers “always leave.” Fortunately for the city, however, Chance the Rapper is on a mission to prove he is different.
After a lengthy war over the rights to two books, Jay Z and the Weinstein Company are set to produce a documentary series on the life of Trayvon Martin.
A few days ago, it was announced that Ryan Murphy, the mind behind queer favorites like Glee and American Horror Story, is developing a show slated for 2018 called Pose that will explore 80s LGBTQ ball culture. According to Deadline, the series “examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.”
I hate it preemptively.
Not everyone has seen the new James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016) yet. So, Mic has created a new video comprised of stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong’o, Common, Chris Rock, Yara Shahidi and so many others who want you to “read James Baldwin” and know they iconic thinker whose work lies at the foundation of much of the movement building work that is happening today.
The world has endorsed Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, with both word of mouth and millions of dollars. But you know the rules, there’s no such thing as a work of art that’s above criticism.
If you thought that Dave Chappelle was living it up in a deluxe penthouse in New York City you wouldn’t be further from the truth. The comedy star and his family actually live a mostly quiet life on a farm in a town called Yellow Springs, Ohio.
However, despite living in a village of less than 4,000 people, Chappelle still can’t escape police violence and chose to speak out on it at a recent town hall meeting.
State violence does not only show up as false arrests and physical harm. State violence is also the unwillingness of the State to rehabilitate those that are impacted by it’s terrorizing reach.
For those who aren’t as deep into the nerd space as others, Netflix is preparing to release a new Marvel series later this month based on the character of Iron Fist. According to the source material, Iron Fist is about a young man named Danny Rand who travels to a fictional Asian country, learns their sacred martial arts and somehow becomes the best at them, then comes back to the United States to fight evil and corruption.
So, what’s the problem here? Well, Danny Rand is white and that doesn’t sit well with a lot of fans.
Chance the Rapper, a proud product of Chicago Public Schools, was noticeably flustered this past Friday after meeting with Ill. Governor Bruce Rauner regarding funding for the school system.