Does America really love Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

Every year, on Martin Luther King day, quotes from the “I Have A Dream” speech are shared and seemingly everyone mourns the civil rights leader. Like many, LeRon Barton asks – does America really love them man himself, or just a carefully edited and sanitised idea? Between the months of January and April, there are endless… Read More

Selma: A Necessary Story

by Shane Thomas For those not familiar with the work of Ava DuVernay, one of the features of her movies is her ability to scrutinise the everyday. She has always been superb at shining a spotlight on the little things, the intimate moments, which so often go unnoticed, but in aggregate, are the ones that… Read More

‘Selma’ finally liberates the political legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Montré Aza Missouri  On the night of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in which critically acclaimed Selma directed by African American filmmaker Ava DuVernay and staring Nigerian-British actor David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. managed to walk away with only one award, despite nominations in several categories including Best Director and Best Actor, I… Read More