Posthumous is the first feature written and produced by The Farewell’s Lulu Wang. When I really like a movie I go and try and found out everything I can about the project and the creators who made it. So after watching The Farewell I ended up watching a video interview where Wang mentions her first … Continue reading Posthumous Review
I just finished watching Jon Favreau’s Chef. I heard about this film a lot but I never was able to see the film whether because I couldn’t afford to rent or subscribe to a streaming site. First of all, I love food. One of my favorite things to do is to eat food that … Continue reading Chef’s Review
In the late 1990s, early 2000s every month Disney would release a Disney Channel Original Movie.
These movies have become fondly remembered by kids now adults who are apart of a generation now looking back to the past.
The 90’s babies are now becoming nostalgic as most have graduated high school & gone in to the “real world”.
Instead of just retweeting or readily ignoring the originators brands who love the attention & money that our culture brings should employ and build with those who create those moments for them.
Corporations like Taco Bell or Burger King in the past have tweeted using the latest slang but it came off as inauthentic and corny cheapening the integrity of a movement.
But there have been brands who have recognized the talent that these influencers have, especially Black & Brown creatives and teamed up to create creative and original content to advertise to their fan base.
Cultural appropriation is a real problem.
The issue time and time again is White voices are amplified while Blacks are silenced.
Brands and publications have praised White celebrities for discovering or starting trends that Black women were demonized for.
In the early 90s Death Row & Bad Boy led the way in the musical soundscape but after the death of both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls the South began to rise.
Bass music of Miami with Uncle Luke & 2 Live Crew became the soundtrack of ‘Thrill’ Hill & The U.
At the Source Awards Outkast’s Andre 3000 declared ‘The South has something to say’.
In New Orleans there was a new sound led by Master P’s No Limit Records & later Stunna’s Cash Money Records.
These situations feels like "different strokes for different folks".
There's no telling where LaVar and Lonzo Ball go from here but personally I believe an ownership mindset will eventually serve them well