Noire Histoir Posts

If you’re interested in learning about a multi-talented singer, actor, and activist whose career was destroyed by a communist witch hunt then my Paul Robeson Black History Short is for you.

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A review of “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride which tells the story of Deacon Cuffy Lambkin, better known as “Sportcoat”, and the chain of events he unwittingly sets in motion when he shoots Deems Clemens, the leader of the neighborhood drug dealers. The story is primarily set in a fictional housing project, the Causeway Houses or Cause, and its surrounding neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. It features an expansive cast of characters that might initially take a bit of time to differentiate but they become richly detailed and fleshed out as the story progresses. This is an incredible book and probably one of the best fictional books that I’ve ever read.

Book Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about the first Black person to win a Pulitzer prize, my Gwendolyn Brooks Black History Short is for you.

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“What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali” is a 2019 HBO Antoine Fuqua directed documentary about the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In the past, I would have simply said that Ali was one of the greatest boxers but after watching the documentary, I’ve decided to crown him the G.O.A.T. (Don’t argue, just respect the authority that I have given myself.)

Movie Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about the backstory and aftermath of the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics then my Tommie Smith & John Carlos Black History Short is for you.

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