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Film Review: ‘Exterminate all the Brutes’ Is Slick But Factual, Jarring But Sincere

  Last week I watched Raoul Peck's "Exterminate all the Brutes" for the very first time, weeks after it initially premiered on HBO Max. I...

Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story Tells A Heartbreaking Truth


With "Rest in Power: Trayvon Martin", the documentary that is executive produced by Jay Z, the viewer revisits a traumatic occurrence that speed-slapped Americans out of the erroneous post-racial narrative that was floated around following the elec

“I Am Not Your Negro”: Documentaries In 2018 Have A Lot To Live Up...


One of the things that we take seriously at The Shadow League are documentaries.  They entertain, but also educate, enlighten and uplift with the myriad of intimate information melded together to create a cohesive vision.  Indeed, it cann

Happy Birthday James Baldwin


Born on August 2, 1924, James Baldwin published his first essay at 13 years old in the Douglas Post.  

He is described by some as simply a cultural critic and writer. But he was much more than that even though his works give some of the

TSL Black History Month in Focus: I Am Not Your Negro


This is part of The Shadow League's Black History Month In Focus series celebrating

#OscarsSoBlack: Putting The Nominations In Context


The dark matter that has begun to flow through Hollywood is a beautiful thing to behold. But the Oscars have historically not been kind to Black folks. The concussive force of the entire Black Twitterverse's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and campaign re