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‘Trapped’ triumphantly highlights national discourse on abortion rights

In no uncertain terms “Trapped” was a beautifully rendered documentary about the attempt of state, namely Southern, legislatures to restrict a woman’s right to...

ESPN documentary ‘Fantastic Lies’ relies on culturally skewed framing in Duke...

“Fantastic Lies” is quite the harsh title for the ESPN documentary screened at SXSW this week, but fantastic framing would be more appropriate for...

Daryl Davis fails at attempting to bring racial awareness to SXSW

“Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America” was a courageous effort, but fell short of true activism and racial analysis. The premise of the film...

Don Cheadle delivers the unexpected life of Miles Davis at SXSW

“Miles Ahead” is not the average biopic; it’s more action-packed, more biting and more fictional. Don Cheadle makes his directorial debut on the Miles Davis...

AMC series “Preacher” premieres at SXSW and captivates audiences

Full disclosure: I expected to hate the show before it even started; my guard was raised and face was twisted before the credits even...

Black History Month: An ode to the black woman

Black women are the rock of the Afro-American community. With their grace, poise, bravery and strength, we have been able to traverse all obstacles...

Black History Month: The need for supporting black-owned businesses

Building and procuring wealth is one of the greatest advantages to socio-political bargaining power. Through supporting black-owned businesses, the African American population gains more...

Black History Month: The black card doesn’t exist, stop asking

It seems inevitable—a white person does something deemed respectable toward black people, we go wild and bestow upon them “the black card.” But what...

The Black Perspective: Black History Month, Texas State and #BlackLivesMatter

Host Brandon Sams is joined by opinions columnist Alysha Hurst, Sterling Wilmer, and Mikala Everett in the annual series A Community of Culture: The...

Black History Month: The importance of #BlackLivesMatter and folly of equality

Black lives matter. Not because others don’t, but because historically and contemporarily they have not mattered. Now more than ever, it’s important to echo...