2017 may be Intimidating, but not when your Armed with James Baldwin

When I watched the film I Am Not Your Negro (twice) this year I knew that in spite of an unpredictable President-Elect who fires from the hip, racial tensions at an all-time high, and gender and racial equality in this business I'm in still having the length of 50 football fields to go towards progress, seeing James Baldwin speak of our same situation 30 years ago was what I needed--what this country needs--because this prolific icon left us with instructions on how to improve. The gifted filmmaker Raoul Peck recognized this and spent 10 years perfecting this magnificent portrait of an author's book proposal turned memoir. When I first met Raoul Peck a little more than 10 years ago I never thought he'd be the one to inspire me any more than I could be at 17 years into my career. I feel blessed to share news of this beautiful film through an article in the Toronto publication ByBlacks.com. Please click this link to read and share (and leave comments!). Remember, no matter who leads "the free world" in the next coming weeks, no one can tamper with our humanity and our hope. 

 Filmmakers Raoul Peck and Nicole Franklin after a screening of  I Am Not Your Negro.

Filmmakers Raoul Peck and Nicole Franklin after a screening of I Am Not Your Negro.