CINEPHILE Books (CB) is a bookstore and community for movie fans and movie makers. Hard to find new and used books about all aspects of movie making, biographies, and “based […]
CINESSENTIALS is developing a new audience of and for film lovers! CINESSENTIALS celebrities, authors, and filmmakers have 15-45 minutes to convince you that their choice of film is —or should […]
FUTURESHOCK Film Festival is the first film festival devoted to Black science-fiction, fantasy, animation and horror films. I started the festival in response to audience development feedback and the dearth […]
I’m the founder and curator of the International Black Women’s Film Festival in San Francisco, California. I established the festival in 2001, and in 2002 it debuted with a sold-out […]
Rap is something you do Hip-hop is something you live —KRS-ONE, “Get Yourself Up”, Hot 12” Rap and hip-hop is […]
Changing the vision and image of one of hip-hop’s most prolific voices was like changing the voice of urban America.
It seemed as if the regular slights, sexism and overt discrimination in rap music gave women rappers the collective strength to push the truly brave female rap artists to the forefront.
They didn’t fit into the hip-hop or R&B categories. They weren’t “hoodied” up with a hard assed scowl or conked up in a purple Chess King suit and a pair of EK glasses.