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Diversity Without Pity #33 | Boomerang (1992)

Every couple of years, I rewatch Boomerang, Eddie Murphy's 1992 sexy romantic comedy about a womanizing ad executive who eventually gets a taste of his own medicine after meeting Jacqueline, his new boss and love interest (played by Robin Givens). More than 20 years later, I'm drawn...

Diversity Without Pity #32 | American Eagle

Continuing the Diversity Without Pity series can be daunting. It's a dubious distinction. I'm basically saying, "Yeah, for thank you for acknowledging us!" It's hard to muster the energy to be positive about diverse media in an era where you can see a White nationalist...

Diversity Without Pity #31 | Coca-Cola ‘Love Story’ Ad

[no_blockquote text="Life is not only about simple survival. We need to be reminded that life is worth living when we can enjoy it." text_color="#d7df28" title_tag="h2" width="" line_height="" background_color="" border_color="" show_quote_icon="yes" quote_icon_color="#d7df28" quote_icon_size=""] Recently Pepsi and Heineken attempted to respond to current political discourse with two rather polarizing...

Diversity Without Pity #30: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

For the past several years when a critically-acclaimed movie with a predominantly-Black cast comes out inevitably someone, often a White, liberal-leaning person wants to talk to me about it. I'm starting to call it Big Important Black Movie season: Have you seen The Butler? Have you seen Fruitvale Station? Have...

Diversity Without Pity #27 | Toys

Toys -- Barry Levinson's 1992 movie about a toy manufacturer fighting to keep his uncle from turning his late father's toy factory into a maker of war toys -- is dreadful. It is slow. It is nonsensical. But it is beautiful. And worthy of Diversity Without Pity. Magritte + Memphis Visual inspiration comes...

Diversity Without Pity #25 | The Invitation

It's the week of Valentine's Day. This mini-series within Diversity Without Pity addresses how couples of diverse backgrounds face challenges in unexpected ways. At this point, I have to imagine that you think I have a pretty perverse idea of what "romance" means. That is true. I would rather spend...

Diversity Without Pity #24 | Bad Company (1995)

It's the week of Valentine's Day. This mini-series within Diversity Without Pity addresses how couples of diverse backgrounds face challenges in unexpected ways.   Bad Company, a 1995 movie starring Laurence Fishburne, Ellen Barkin, and Frank Langella was peak-cool for me. It tells the story of a group of well-trained, amoral...

Diversity Without Pity #23 | Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

It's the week of Valentine's Day. This mini-series within Diversity Without Pity addresses how couples of diverse backgrounds face challenges in unexpected ways.   There was something familiar when I first saw La La Land trailer. I felt like I had seen this tone -- a modern take on the movie musical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 Before...