Three Ways Black Movies Can Do Better

Three Ways Black Movies Can Do Better

Damon Young

by Damon Young, April 01, 2012

Three Ways Black Movies Can Do Better

No more of this. No. More. 

made again? Who knows? I do know, though, that I’m going to feel pretty embarrassed in 20 years when my kid looks at the movies stored in my hologram player** and asks “Dad, how come you don’t have any Black movies made after 1997? Did they stop making them after Obama was president or something?”***  

*I realize there are numerous indie Black films that definitely fill that quality void, but today I’m more concerned with major motion pictures.

**It’s not a leap to assume that in 20 years, movie hologram technology will exist in all homes. It’s actually more of a leap to assume I’ll actually have a kid by then

 ***My (hypothetical) kid obviously won’t be very good with remembering historical dates.

Damon Young is the co-founder of the award-winning site Very Smart Brothas and co-author of Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm At Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide To Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime."  Follow him on Twitter: @verysmartbros



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