Black Movies We Love to Hate: Soul Plane
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1w ago
Even with a star-studded cast, is Soul Plane one of the worst movies ever made? Dear Culture welcomes author Damon Young to dive into the shenanigans that fostered some laughs but didn't even break even at the box office.  Connect with theGrio Black Podcast Network   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Black Movies We Love to Hate: B*A*P*S
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by theGrio
2w ago
Black American Princesses kicks off the Dear Culture series, dedicated to movies that Black people can't agree on. Panama Jackson breaks down B*A*P*S with a critical eye to better understand if the movie starring Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle was mocking the culture or just a rags-to-riches story with a Black cast. Cultural critic and movie maker Brooke Obie joins the conversation to defend the film and share why she believes, unlike in the late 90s, Black content is shrinking. Connect with theGrio Black Podcast Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Ice Cube and the BIG3 Aren't Backing Down
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by theGrio
1M ago
We've got basketball on the brain as the NBA playoffs approach, so we're sharing a Dear Culture rewind with BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube. The legendary rapper is pleased with BIG3's progress but is frustrated with the lack of respect he says the 3-on-3 league has yet to feel from the NBA. Ice Cube doesn't hold back as he shares his thoughts with Panama Jackson about the roadblocks he believes are being put in place to stunt BIG3's success. Originally recorded June 2023. Connect with theGrio Black Podcast Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Rise of Black Filmmakers & the Power of Tubi
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by theGrio
1M ago
Baltimore filmmaker Alvin Gray has mastered turning viral moments into independent films at lightning speed. His latest project, "The Actor that Got Chased Around the City," has garnered big buzz, and he dropped the news he was working on it right here on Dear Culture. We revisit our conversation with Gray, who talks about the power of Tubi and discusses the drama that ensued when one of his projects was banned from the streaming platform before it was even released.  Connect with theGrio Black Podcast Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Bravo Star Preston Mitchum Gets Real about Reality TV
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by theGrio
1M ago
As Bravo's Summer House: Martha's Vineyard kicks off season two, we revisit our conversation with lawyer, queer civil rights advocate, and reality TV star Preston Mitchum. The fan favorite dishes about his reality TV experience, including the responsibility he feels to represent the Black community positively. The Ohio native also discusses the allure and exclusivity he and his friends found on Martha's Vineyard. While their adventures on the island make great TV, is Massachusetts' vacation oasis a place where outsiders can feel comfortable? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Harlem and Moscow Red Flags: The Real People of the Harlem Renaissance
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by theGrio
1M ago
Harlem and Moscow is an audio drama based on the true story of the Harlem Renaissance in the Soviet Union. Red Flags, is the official companion podcast to Harlem and Moscow.  In this episode of Harlem and Moscow: Red Flags, host Panama Jackson is talking to experts about the people of the Harlem Renaissance who went on this trip to Moscow back in 1932. We learn more about Dorothy West, Langston Hughes, Henry Lee Moon, Louise Thompson, and others who journeyed to the Soviet Union. We also talk about other Black artists in the “Harlem and Moscow” circle like Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cull ..read more
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Just How Bad is 'The American Society of Magical Negroes' Movie?
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by theGrio
1M ago
The title alone caught Panama Jackson's attention; we're talking about 'The American Society of Magical Negroes.' Some call it one of the worst films ever made, so Jackson and Wypipologist Michael Harriot spent their hard-earned money on movie tickets to answer the question, just how bad is this movie? Connect with theGrio Black Podcast Network See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Freaknik Doc is Here and it's Not What You're Expecting
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by theGrio
2M ago
Who created Freaknik? Where did it go wrong? Will it ever make a comeback? Dear Culture is answering all your questions about the legendary picnic-turned-street party that took over Atlanta during spring break in the late '80s and early '90s. The announcement of the Hulu documentary Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told made people panic as flashbacks of their wild behavior were feared to be exposed. However, now that the documentary has dropped, should people be worried? The doc's co-creator and producer, Jay Allen, joins Panama Jackson and cultural critic Monique Judge to discuss what the d ..read more
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Rapper Dee-1 is Here to Change Hip-Hop, Get on Board, or Get Out of His Way
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by theGrio
2M ago
With 11 albums under his belt, rapper and educator Dee-1 is here to stay. The New Orleans native uses his platform to spread positivity in hip-hop and has no problem calling out successful artists he feels are hurting the culture. He isn't shy about his mission to rid the most popular music genre in the country of drugs, violence, and misogyny, which often finds him on the receiving end of anger and insults. Instead of buckling under the pushback, Dee-1 is doubling down with his Platinum Pledge, which asks music fans to commit to a new kind of hip-hop. Dee-1 joins Dear Culture to share an hone ..read more
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If Panama Was in Tyler Perry's Writers' Room
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by theGrio
3M ago
Kelly Rowland enters Tyler Perry's world in the Netflix legal drama, "Mea Culpa'' and as a Black movie fanatic, Panama Jackson is excited to see if it delivers the crazy and unexpected ride Perry has promised. In true Perry fashion, the film's title is a play on words, incorporating the first name of Rowland's character. This got Panama's creative juices flowing, and he's offering up several film ideas with the same play on words for Perry's consideration. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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