Tari Ngangura

Film

'Brown Sugar' Is Still a Love Letter to the Golden Age of Hip-Hop

On its sweet sixteen, Rick Famuyiwa's hip-hop romance reminds us how both love and the genre evolves.
Tari Ngangura
10.12.18
tv

‘Jack Ryan’ Introduces a New Archetype: The Guilty White Saviour

This trope will be haunting us for years to come.
Tari Ngangura
9.27.18
#metoo

Stop Applauding Men for Not Assaulting Women

Putting men on a pedestal for performing basic decency is not helping the #MeToo cause.
Tari Ngangura
8.28.18
LGBTQ

The Films, TV, and Books That Celebrate Black Queer Women

Here are the marginalized stories, from 'The Color Purple' to 'Bessie,' that haven’t been airbrushed for mainstream audiences.
Tari Ngangura
6.25.18
Film

Marvel’s Black Superheroes Speak to Our Double-Edged Political Moment

Not merely existing to assuage white guilt, Heimdall, Storm, Black Panther, and Luke Cage have given us more to think about.
Tari Ngangura
4.3.18
Black Women Making History

Yrsa Daley-Ward's Intimate Poems Have Become an Instagram Sensation

The Nigerian-Jamaican writer has a new memoir called 'The Terrible' hitting shelves in June.
Tari Ngangura
3.20.18
entertainment

'Chicago' Is Proof That Men Sometimes Get What They Deserve

They had it coming, and they only had themselves to blame.
Tari Ngangura
12.21.17
entertainment

Gerard Butler Is a Terrible Actor

The veteran action star's newest film is the latest in a string of duds. How did this happen?
Tari Ngangura
11.24.17
Film

'Soul Food' Was a Delicious Feast for Black Cinema's Golden Age

The 1997 dramedy captured the lives and loves of black families in America, and the history they share.
Tari Ngangura
9.27.17
Books

'Beloved' Is Still a Testament to the Black Spirit

Thirty years later, the book still has the capacity to cut to the heart of the pain and pride of the black experience in America.
Tari Ngangura
9.7.17
Film

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.23.17
Film

White Liberals Are Taking the Wrong Lessons Away from ‘Get Out’

All white people are Rose.
Tari Ngangura
3.11.17
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