Boyz N The Hood

This Memorial Day weekend is sure to be like any other—filled with family, friends, fun, and best of all, cookouts!  From May-September, regardless of whether there is a holiday or not, my family is in the kitchen and on the grill preparing all the fixins’ for the family cookout.  It seems like black people everywhere […]

You do the crime, then you have to do the time. That seems to be that way for the leading roles in Dead Presidents, Boyz N’ the Hood, Doing Hard Time, Paid in Full and Menace II Society. Anthony Curtis didn’t want to work for “the man” anymore. Doughboy was just trying to protect his […]

(via The Loop21) This week marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking, coming of age drama Boyz N The Hood.  The debut of director John Singleton, the 1991 film follows the saga of childhood friends Ricky (Morris Chestnut), Dough Boy (Ice Cube), and Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in South Central L.A.  Nia Long played good […]

Nowhere has the depiction of black life been more diverse than in the world of cinema. Go to any video store, surf any video rental website and look at the wide selection of films in the African-American/Black films section. The variety is vast, so if you’re having trouble where to start, here are nine of […]