#TakeAKnee: The NFL and the fight against white supremacy

With Puerto Rico and other parts of the world devastated by environmental disasters and the health care of millions of Americans on the line, the so-called President of the United States, Donald Trump, saw fit to focus his attention on football this weekend. In his typical ego-driven style, Trump inserted himself into the center of the ongoing protests against racism by NFL player Colin…

“First They Killed My Father”: Cambodian genocide through innocent eyes

First They Killed My Father, directed by Hollywood movie star and activist Angelina Jolie, gives a first-person view of genocide and war through the eyes of a child. The two-hour-plus film is based on the bestselling memoir of the same name by Cambodian-born American human-rights activist, Loung Ung. It is a haunting tale of the mass killings in Cambodia brought…

“Whose Streets?”: Black activists at the center of new film

Three years ago this week, a young African-American man named Michael Brown was gunned down in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. His death, at the hands of a trigger-happy white police officer, and the protests that followed to seek justice for his murder helped ignite the movement that became known as Black Lives Matter. This movement has forced the country…

Sisterhood and demons: “Annabelle: Creation” review

A group of young orphan girls move into a home of a couple that lost their daughter years ago. Throughout the film we see the development of their bonds and relationships, as the couple and the girls, learn to love again and find out true family can come in many forms… That is the heart of Annabelle: Creation. OK, no,…