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Slavery Is Having A Hollywood Moment. What About The Rest Of...

AFRICANGLOBE - In the absence of popular films about other aspects of Black history, a steady diet of movies about slavery could reduce the larger subject—the long-term oppression and resistance of Black Americans—to its most horrendous era. Such an unbalanced focus threatens to present slavery as the central drama of African-American history.

China Pulls Plug On ‘Django Unchained’ On Day of Premiere

AFRICANGLOBE - “Django Unchained” became “Django Unscreened” on Thursday as Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem.

America’s Forgotten Black Cowboys

AFRICANGLOBE - The Lone Ranger is believed to have been inspired by Bass Reeves, a Black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick and went through his whole career without being shot. The 1956 John Ford film The Searchers, based on Alan Le May's novel, was partly inspired by the exploits of Brit Johnson, a Black cowboy whose wife and children were captured by the Comanches in 1865.