Native Son – Music Monday

Native Son – Music Monday

Today’s Music Monday is Richard Wright’s groundbreaking novel, Native Son. This novel was is groundbreaking for telling of the systemic causes of racism down in Chicago during the 1940s. I was inspired by the book to use Marvin Gaye and 90s hip-hop to discuss the systemic causes of racism to close out black history month. Feature Images from Louisville Public Library

Marwan Kenzari Nabbed for ‘Old Guard’ Film Adaptation!

Marwan Kenzari Nabbed for ‘Old Guard’ Film Adaptation!

Marwan Kenzari, who recently played Jafar in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, Skydance and Netflix’s adaptation of Greg Rucka’s The Old Guard.   Image Via Image Comics A tragedy of immortality,  The Old Guard follows Andy, the leader of elite group of super soldiers who has been alive since ancient Greece. He leads this rag-tag team of immortals, which has two members who were on opposing sides during the Crusades. They’ve lived through many wars, but now they’ve encounter encountered a genuine threat in the technology age when a black woman serving in the Marines turns out to be an immortal, forcing them into action just as an …