The Sit-In

What’s this have to do with first and second-gen Americans? I imagine that would be your first thought. Unexpectedly, plenty. The Sit-In is a documentary about the one week that entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte hosted Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. The documentary suggests that during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement and civil unrest, CarsonContinue reading “The Sit-In”

My American Flag

On July 2, MoveOn.Org launched a voting campaign called My American Flag in which they feature writers, actors, activists and other creatives against their immigrant back stories, and a newly created flag–one that tells their story. Of course, your girl was ecstatic as the message resonated with my message and my mission for this blogContinue reading “My American Flag”

The Lovebirds

No I’m not late to knowing about the film. Just late to writing about it. The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae (Insecure; The Photograph) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick; Stuber) was released May 2020. As a stalker fan of Issa (we on a first name basis), I had heard about it through one of herContinue reading “The Lovebirds”

Yvonne Orji’s “Momma I Made It”

She did it! The premier of Yvonne Orji’s first stand-up special which aired on HBO on Saturday was not just a celebration for the Black community, but definitely felt like a personal achievement for me—a whole me. (You will get it once you watch it or if you are familliar with Orji’s podcast with LuvvieContinue reading “Yvonne Orji’s “Momma I Made It””