$158.00 donated in past month
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Sat Nov 28 2009 (Updated 11/29/09)Film Review of "Precious"
Sat Nov 28 2009 (Updated 11/29/09)“'Precious' is About Women I Know"
G. Melesaine writes: "When I saw the trailer for the new film 'Precious' I cried. This film made me think a lot about an old life I was too familiar with. It made me think about a lot of women that I am close to. It made me think about my sister in her Tenderloin days, about that loud funny girl in class that smacked her gum too loud, about that girl in West Point who had AIDS and everyone stayed away from her, about that girl walking up and down Folsom pretending she has somewhere to go, about that teacher I use to have a crush on in middle school, about women. 'Precious' women. This was their story.
"I couldn't be objective watching this film, it gave me a sort of PTSD watching it and I even cried on my BART ride home. There has been quite the controversy of the film because some believe it perpetuates the stigma of life for African-American women. But to me it brings light and advocates a new hero to the Hollywood industry.
"The film is based off of Sapphire's novel, "Push.” The film to me has arrived at a pivotal moment. It comes at a time where a 15-year-old girl in Richmond is gang raped, at a time where a lot of people call a famous pop star beating a woman a "small mishap" to his career, at a time where young women, especially of color or queer in the inner-city, are barely visible in the conversation of anything and ignored."
Read More | Armond White: Precious is the Most damaging Film to the Black Image Since ‘Birth of a Nation’
Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Tuesday Aug 23rd 4:21 PM
ACLU of North Dakota Statement on First Amendment Violations at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Monday Aug 22nd 5:25 PM
Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads Monday Aug 22nd 4:23 PM
Louisiana Floods: in their own words, stories and how to help Monday Aug 22nd 6:08 AM
California Mission Foundation Tries to Declare El Camino Real a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 comment) Monday Aug 22nd 2:25 AM
Citizen Reporting of Great Louisiana Flood of 2016 Thursday Aug 18th 8:51 AM
HUD policies threaten poor, elderly, disabled, and low-income people with eviction Wednesday Aug 17th 6:15 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Blue Whales, Other Endangered Animals From Offshore Fracking in CA Wednesday Aug 17th 5:32 PM
No Dakota Pipeline - tribes push back against yet another threat to clean water (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 17th 2:35 PM
Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Continutes to Help Medical Marijuana Defendants in Federal Court (1 comment) Wednesday Aug 17th 2:12 PM
Hearing in Lawsuit Compelling USDA to Pull Foie Gras From Shelves Tuesday Aug 16th 6:20 PM
Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage (2 comments) Tuesday Aug 16th 10:26 AM
The Digitalization of Labor Monday Aug 15th 7:07 AM
Ashlei Mason Burns an Innocent Animal Alive (1 comment) Sunday Aug 14th 8:19 AM
New Orleans Drug Policy Update August 2016 Sunday Aug 14th 7:52 AM
Dr Sylvia Earle at ASIH New Orleans 2016 (1 comment) Friday Aug 12th 7:38 AM
The PR Campaign to Uplift Police & Demonize Those Who Call for Accountability (2 comments) Thursday Aug 11th 10:27 PM
Feds’ Approval of GE Mosquito Release Doesn’t Account for Risk Thursday Aug 11th 5:48 PM
COINTELPRO action, not "Anonymous" video. Thursday Aug 11th 2:36 PM
Public Records Sought Over Federal Surveillance of Climate Protesters Thursday Aug 11th 1:54 PM
U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market Thursday Aug 11th 8:47 AM
Basic Income: 80% of New Jobs are Low Wage Tuesday Aug 9th 8:02 AM
On Short Term Rentals and City Planning Commission: Interview with Jeffrey Goodman Monday Aug 8th 7:43 AM
Watsonville Strawberry Festival and Driscoll's Protest Day #2 Aug.7, 2016 Monday Aug 8th 12:45 AM
Watsonville Strawberry Festival Protest against Driscoll's 8-6-2016 Saturday Aug 6th 10:21 PM
Must demand that nuclear-armed states disarm Saturday Aug 6th 11:00 AM
Scorecard of 50 Police Body Camera Programs Shows Failure to Protect Civil Rights Friday Aug 5th 12:39 AM
Not Our Fault Won't Vote for Clinton (4 comments) Thursday Aug 4th 5:28 PM
Growing Inequality Harms the Political Economy Thursday Aug 4th 10:38 AM
Millions of Acres of Forest Will Remain Protected for Marbled Murrelets in WA, OR, CA Wednesday Aug 3rd 3:37 PM
2nd Annual Women's Equality Day Vigil, March and Rally 2016 Wednesday Aug 3rd 2:12 PM
A 99-page report "Election Fraud" from Election Justice USA (1 comment) Monday Aug 1st 4:20 AMMore News...