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A Character Case Study on “Django Unchained”: Django Freeman

Editor’s note:  This is the first of six installments of the characters of the Quentin Tarantino movie “Django Unchained.  Hopefully the subsequent five will arrive more quickly than the first one.  JLL The titular character’s name was initially just “Django.”  One word. As the movie progressed and Django was considered a freeman and introduced to … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / The Color Line

A Character Case Study of “Django Unchained”

  One of the most hits from posts I’ve written have come from a series of character case studies I did on “The Boondocks,” the Cartoon Network show.  Now I’m not sure if it’s because of the pictures that I’m getting hits or whether it really is people stumbling upon them and reading them.  I … Continue reading

Cultural Critique / Pop Culture / The Color Line

A Black Man’s Response to “Such A Big Ego: Why Some Black Men Have A Problem With ‘Scandal’”

I remember over a year ago I somewhat promised myself that I wasn’t going to use my blogging voice to delve into the torrid cyber-battles between black women and black men.   One relatively well-known black female blogger (who come to find out we have tons of friends in common and she’s dating a grade school … Continue reading

Church and Society / Cultural Critique / I Have No Words / Pop Culture / Religion / The Color Line

We’re Going to Hell with the ‘Best Funeral Ever’ Along with ‘The Sisterhood’

I’m really not one for reality television series. I am quite convinced they are the birth of the child of unrepentant banality that has devolved from American culture and the Enemy itself.  Reality TV reflects the lowest common denominator of what ever should be shown on television and there is no intrinsic value to be had … Continue reading