Tag: <span>artist</span>

If you’re interested in learning about the sculptor who created the portrait of President Franklin Roosevelt that inspired the U.S. dime’s design, then my Selma Burke Black History Fact profile is for you.

Black History Profile

“Will” by Will Smith is an autobiography about the rapper and actor that charts his life from a childhood in West Philadelphia to being a Hollywood megastar. The book covers how he got into the emerging scene of hip hop music and then later went into acting. But there’s also a personal story throughout about him, his family, and the experiences that shaped him as a person. It’s an unexpectedly candid account of the ups and downs in Smith’s life that led to me finishing the book with a different perspective of the man and insightful questions for myself.

Book Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about a teacher, artist, and activist who used her art to comment on social issues, then my Elizabeth Catlett Black History Facts profile is for you.

Black History Profile

If you’re interested in learning about the first Black American prima donna to establish an international profile and perform in the Deep South, then my Leontyne Price Black History Facts profile is for you.

Black History Profile

“Respect” is a 2021 film starring Jennifer Hudson as she portrays Aretha Franklin in a biopic about the life and career of the iconic singer and musician. The film features quite a number of big names but underperformed at the box office in part due to having its release thrown off to some degree by the COVID pandemic. But the film itself is also part of the problem in that it had great potential but suffered by some problematic casting and structural issues. It’s a missed opportunity as even with the film’s shortcomings there is a glimmer of what could have been in Jennifer Hudson’s performance.

Movie Reviews