Django Unchained – Should It Have Been Made?

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Django Unchained – Should It Have Been Made? This story first appeared at Balancing Jane. I went to see Django Unchained last night, and I had a lot of thoughts. For the most part, I agree with the critical reception that’s appearing overwhelmingly positive (as of right now, it has an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes). I have […]

What is Juneteenth & How Can I Celebrate at Home?

Today we celebrate Juneteenth.  What is Juneteenth? It is the oldest African-American holiday, celebrating freedom and honoring the memory of former slaves. You might know that President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and wonder–why do we celebrate on June 19th? The answer is that not all slaves knew they were […]

Understanding ‘The Help’: Fiction vs. Reality

Understanding ‘The Help’: Fiction vs. Reality For the last couple of weeks I have watched as both admirers and critics have frothed at the mouth over the release of the Touchstone Pictures/ DreamWorks film version of Kathryn Stockett’s fictional novel, “The Help”.  The film has been praised as a delightfully insightful piece of work, as […]