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Django: Black Jesus Unchained

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OPINION: Since its cinematic release, Django has been the subject of continual controversy. But its most subversive role – overturning the white savior narrative – has been overlooked. Read more

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Black Conservatives: Beyond the Plantation

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Rev. C.L. Bryant’s documentary, ‘Runaway Slave,’ challenges African Americans to reject bondage to liberal politics. But does it ignore the conservative movement’s own plantation practices? Read more

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Interrupting the Bloodshed

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With a new documentary as their focal point, anti-violence activists are working to reverse the epidemic of senseless youth violence in Chicago. Read more

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Remember When Spike Lee Made Movies?

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OPINION: If there is no Black America, what happens to the filmmaker whose job it has been to chronicle it? How President Obama’s ‘post-racial’ America killed Spike Lee’s career. Read more

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Whitney’s Final ‘Sparkle’

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‘Sparkle’ explores themes of stardom, failure, and unfulfilled dreams. But will this remake of the ’70s classic be too close to Whitney Houston’s real-life story? Read more

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If ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ So Can We

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Is this Batman for liberals or conservatives? Controversy over the film’s political messages misses the point. For people from all walks of life, the challenge is the same – to rise above. Read more

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Think Like Someone Who Enjoys Good Romantic Comedies

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Why it’s unfair to expect profound truth and good theology from Steve Harvey’s ‘Think Like a Man.’ Read more

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Into the Wild ‘Blue’ Yonder

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The film version of Donald Miller’s bestselling ‘Blue Like Jazz’ is a refreshingly honest look at how God can use unexpected sources to draw us back to him. Read more

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‘October Baby’ Celebrates Choice of Life

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The brothers behind the surprise hit film ‘October Baby’ set out to tell an inspiring, pro-life story while avoiding the political rancor. Our Chandra White-Cummings believes they succeeded. Read more

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Taking a Deeper Look at ‘Red Tails’

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Despite mixed reviews, George Lucas’ blockbuster story of the Tuskegee Airmen has stirred a tremendous response, especially in the Black community. But beyond the surface buzz, the film packs profound lessons for Christian audiences. Read more

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