Category Archives: Lessons in Black History

Black Westerns: A Brief Overview

This piece originally ran in BadAzz MoFo #4, which came out in 1999. It is part of The BadAzz MoFo Collection, now on sale. The cowboy has long been a perennial part of American folklore. Like the Japanese samurai, or … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2014: Winston Zeddemore and the Importance of GHOSTBUSTERS

It’s Black History Month. That means it is the one month out of year that everyone is posting the sort stuff I post all the time. And that means that I need to step up my game. For my first … Continue reading

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Best of BAMF – Dream vs. Reality

This was first posted on January 21, 2008. I’m reposting it now, because aside from the fact that Barack Obama has now served a full term as President of the United States, and back then he was just one of … Continue reading

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At Long Last…My Thoughts on DJANGO UNCHAINED

Initially, I had no plans to write about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. But in the weeks since its release, as so many people have chimed in—both negatively and positively—I regularly find myself being asked my thoughts about the movie, and … Continue reading

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Miles Morales and Ultimate Spider-Man, the Most Important Superhero of the 21st Century

I’ve been reading the adventures of Spider-Man since before I could actually read. Back when I was a kid who had not yet learned to read, I studied the pictures in issues of Amazing Spider-Man. As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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Black Cinema – PURLIE VICTORIOUS

BadAzz MoFo celebrates Black History Month 2012 by focusing on Black Cinema—a look at the films, filmmakers, and actors that have contributed to the black diaspora in film. Released briefly in 1963 as Gone Are the Days, Purlie Victoriouswas based on … Continue reading

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Black Cinema – Thalmus Rasulala

BadAzz MoFo celebrates Black History Month 2012 by focusing on Black Cinema—a look at the films, filmmakers, and actors that have contributed to the black diaspora in film. With his sophisticated looks and the coolest name in the history of … Continue reading

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Black Cinema – LADY SINGS THE BLUES

BadAzz MoFo celebrates Black History Month 2012 by focusing on Black Cinema—a look at the films, filmmakers, and actors that have contributed to the black diaspora in film. In this day and age, it can be difficult for some to understand … Continue reading

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Black Cinema – POLICE BEAT

BadAzz MoFo celebrates Black History Month 2012 by focusing on Black Cinema—a look at the films, filmmakers, and actors that have contributed to the black diaspora in film. Set in Seattle, Police Beatfollows rookie bicycle cop Z (Pape S. Niang), a … Continue reading

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Black Cinema – KILLER OF SHEEP

BadAzz MoFo celebrates Black History Month 2012 by focusing on Black Cinema—a look at the films, filmmakers, and actors that have contributed to the black diaspora in film. Set in the Watts, director Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheepis a brilliant … Continue reading

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