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Movie Recommendation: Precious 4 Replies

Suggest that you read the book, "PUSH"Continue

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Structural Racism Suggested Readings

1Structural RacismSuggested ReadingsAspen Institute, Applying a Structural Racism Framework: A Strategy for Community LevelResearch and Action. The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Comprehensive…Continue

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Movie Recommendation: Good Hair

When Chris Rocks daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, Daddy, how come I don't have good hair? the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of…Continue

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Web Exclusive The Black Matriarch as Villain
By Juell Stewart

"Precious" is a haunting film that stays silent on how the political realities of 1980s Harlem shaped women.
October 29, 2009

Clareece ‘Precious’ Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is the shining star of her own imagination in the new movie Precious, which hits theaters nationwide on November 6. Surrounded by bright lights and flashing cameras, she’s a magazine cover model with dreams of being in music videos and having a light-skinned love interest. The only thing she has to overcome are her circumstances—and boy, are there plenty of hurdles ahead of her.

The recipe is familiar: Start with an unfailingly tragic character, pile on the hardships, throw a few famous names on the credits, then sit back and watch the Oscar nominations roll in. Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire could have been just another one film championing the underdog, but the powerful performances and unabashedly raw storytelling saves it from falling through the cracks
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