Jennifer Hudson Already Looks so Much Like Aretha Franklin for the Respect Movie

Aretha Franklin will never be forgotten. Two completely unrelated projects about her life are getting ready for their 2020 debuts: one for the big screen and one for the small. And though we’re definitely excited for the National Geographic mini-series starring Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul, it’s the big-screen biopic for which Aretha Franklin had a very heavy hand in crafting that we’re … Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Already Looks so Much Like Aretha Franklin for the Respect Movie

How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

The 1966 disaster features prominently in season three of The Crown. On October 21, 1966, the students and teachers of Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan, a small village in Wales, were about to begin their lessons when disaster struck. A nearby “spoil tip” (or surplus of mining waste) collapsed on a school, burying everyone trapped inside in an avalanche of slurry, and eventually killing 116 … Continue reading How Queen Elizabeth’s Reaction to the Aberfan Mining Disaster Became Her Biggest Regret

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Sets 2021 Release Date

After years of development and teases, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam finally has a release date. The New Line film based on the DC villain will open on Dec. 22, 2021, Johnson announced Thursday. That puts it just days after Avatar 2‘s Dec. 17, 2021 release date. Fox and Disney’s Avatar 2 is the sequel to the second highest-grossing film of all time, but DC has had luck in … Continue reading Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Sets 2021 Release Date

This Tom Hanks Story Will Help You Feel Less Bad

I absolutely ‘luvbs’ me some Tom Hanks! ~ Vida Quick, who is your favorite president? Is it Abraham Lincoln? Well, you’ll never believe this but Tom Hanks is related to him. The maiden name of Lincoln’s mother, Nancy, was Hanks, and yes, it’s the same Hanks. Here is a list of stories about Tom Hanks I’ve heard over the last few miserable months, as it … Continue reading This Tom Hanks Story Will Help You Feel Less Bad

Glasgow launches detailed study of its historical links with transatlantic slavery

Bravo! ~ Vida THIRTY years ago, Glasgow gave the name “Merchant City” to a historic quarter of the city centre. Few eyebrows were raised at the time but, as Susan Aitken, the present leader of Glasgow City Council, said this week, such a move would today be “unthinkable”, for Merchant City, a popular residential, shopping and leisure area, has streets named after merchants – tobacco … Continue reading Glasgow launches detailed study of its historical links with transatlantic slavery

‘Hunters’ | Jordan Peele’s ’70s-Set Nazi-Hunting Series Gets First Look

Well now, this might be interesting. I love seeing that all these young Black actors will be in the show. ~ Vida Amazon Prime Video’s vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series executive produced by Academy Award winner Jordan Peele. Cast includes Al Pacino, Kate Mulvany, James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Caleb Emery, Henry Hunter Hall, Jeannie Berlin, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor as well as Lena Olin, … Continue reading ‘Hunters’ | Jordan Peele’s ’70s-Set Nazi-Hunting Series Gets First Look

Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

Since I don’t plan to buy any more streaming services, I guess I’d better make sure I see this one in the theaters. ~ Vida Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Colm Meaney also star in the drama. Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson try to outsmart the banking system to help African Americans in the trailer for Apple’s The Banker. Based on … Continue reading Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson Fight Racial Oppression in ‘The Banker’

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory

“Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory,” produced by Llewellyn Smith, tells the story of a group of former slaves who battled prejudice and oppression to sing their way into a nation’s heart. Eventually, they would perform for presidents and queens, tour the United States and Europe, and establish songs like “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “This Little Light of Mine” as a cherished part of the … Continue reading Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory

Watchmen: Why Regina King’s Sister Night is the Best New Superhero on TV

If you haven’t started watching the show, you really should. It is sooooo good!! And, Regina King is kicking ass and taking name! ~ Vida Sister Night is a force to be reckoned with for sure but make no mistake: Sister Night isn’t just smacking around racists in an attempt to stop their hatred and violence — or presumably any other type of bad guy. … Continue reading Watchmen: Why Regina King’s Sister Night is the Best New Superhero on TV