Tag Archives: Open Thread

Monday Open Thread | Black Excellence at the Oscars

The Oscars just happened…and there was some Black Magic.   Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight.   Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. @THR Viola Davis: “I became an artist … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.

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Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends. The Queen of Soul announced her retirement from touring. Have a happy, long retirement, Ms. Franklin.

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Thursday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominees: Ruth Negga, Bradford Young

2017 Oscars were more diverse than previous years. Two more nominees were Best Actress Nominee Ruth Negga, for the movie Loving, and Bradford Young’s nomination for Best Cinematography for the movie Arrival.   Who is Ruth Negga? All about the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated: Fences

Fences, based on August Wilson’s play, and directed by Denzel Washington, is up for 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture Best Actor: Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: August Wilson

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Tuesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated : Moonlight

Moonlight is the little movie that could. About a year and a half ago, the only people talking about Moonlight were Black film geeks. I heard about it from Shadow and Act. I haven’t seen Moonlight, but everyone that I’ve … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated – Hidden Figures

I have seen Hidden Figures four times. Peanut has seen it twice. In case you haven’t heard of it, Hidden Figures is the story of three Black women: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson- three brilliant women who worked … Continue reading

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