In summer 2020, I witnessed the eerie formation of a narrative: the sensationalized focus on the police officer that little matched the masses’ sentiments regarding prisons. There was lots of “ACAB!” and little “Prisons are obsolete.”
When hands are placed over hearts reverence, who is this anthem for, and what does it represent for our present? A reimagining on violin.
If disasters harm humanity, what is the purpose of creating more disasters in fiction? A case study of the Japanese science fiction story that has been adapted nine times since its release as a novel in 1973.
How has the pre-Hispanic cultural tradition of painting translated to the art present in our community today?
Writing and research from Shatima Jones's interdisciplinary seminars, “(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair” and “Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television,” published in honor of Black History Month, 2021.
The fourth installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Breaking the Stigma: Black Mental Health Narratives in Film” by Andrea Maia, “Black Trauma and Resistance in Film: A Characterization of Police Brutality” by Cecilia Innis, “The Magical Negro Trope in Literature and Film” by Sydney Cusic, “Black Women and Liberation in Blaxploitation Films” by Louis Tambue, and “Portrayals of Black Masculinity in ‘Paid in Full’” by Michael Flom.
The genre changed the landscape of Black women in film, but were Blaxploitation's leading women truly liberated?
How do the film's varying portrayals of Black masculinity fuel the idolization of each of the three main characters?