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Streaming Services: How to choose the best

Neftflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Video, and Hulu are some of the most popular streaming services out there. Yet, there are still so many other options.
January 25, 2021

Everyone seems to have so many streaming services, yet somehow there’s times when I can’t find anything to watch or what I want to watch I can’t find anywhere. With so many streaming service options...

Red, Green, Bright, and Merry: The colorism problem in Christmas movies

Black Christmas Movies often display acts of colorism. Featuring a lighter complexed cast over more deeply melanated actors and actresses. This is typical in females over males. Where the females would be casted lighter, because they are seem as
December 23, 2020

All is merry & BRIGHT. Each year during the holiday season, networks and streaming services roll out the typical Christmas love stories and dramas with couples in red and green. . . white couples...

Jingle Jangle’s Christmas Journey makes Christmas diversity possible

“Is it possible that the square root of impossible is me?” -Journey Jangle
December 23, 2020

David E. Talbert is making it possible for Black Americans to be the stars of the Christmas holiday. Following the drama Almost Christmas in 2016, Talbert has now produced the perfect diverse Christmas...

The Queen’s Gambit: Netflix’s risky move pays off

The Queen's Gambit is hands down the best show of 2020.
December 3, 2020

Netflix’s new release of The Queen’s Gambit is positively flawless. Audiences all over the world are raving about the 7 episode mini-series, and there's a good reason why. The show has something that...

Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ Review: “When are we ever just gonna get to be normal teenagers?”

On My Block season 3 poster. from left to right- Jamine, Cesar, Ruby, Jamal, and Monse
April 10, 2020

On my block, we are all in our houses, waiting for this national disaster to pass.  While we are waiting, a great escape is Netflix's original series, On My Block. On My Block  follows the life of...

2020 Oscar Predictions: Who will walk away with gold?

Everyone's eyes are on the Academy as we wait with anticipation for the Oscars.
After you read my predictions, be sure to vote to win a prize!
January 23, 2020

Roll out the red carpet and start writing those acceptance speeches because the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is rapidly approaching on February 9, 2020, 8:00 PM EST on ABC.. The entertainment world has...

Netflix Review: Cheer is everything I wanted

The Netflix documentary Cheer shows viewers the hidden truth behind competitive cheerleading.
January 23, 2020

I dislocated my shoulder stunting at Manchester Valley Stampede Invitational cheer competition. I spent the following week on the couch, icing my shoulder, scrolling through Netflix. As I clicked on...

You Season 2 Review: Addictive, Draining, and Depraved

The second season of 'You' was just as destructive and mentally draining as the first.
January 22, 2020

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Season's 1 and 2 of Netflix's show You. Netflix's second season of the hit series You is guaranteed to disgust you to the core. The stalking and murder of...

6 Reasons you should have Disney Plus

6 Reasons you should have Disney Plus
December 17, 2019

Disney Plus offers shows, movies, shorts, and originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Disney’s new original show’s episodes are released once a week, while the old...

Raising Dion: This superhero storms into our hearts

I'm convinced that Raising Dion is one of Netflix's greatest sci-fi hits.
"I'm telling you, Nicole, that kid... there's something special." -Mark
November 13, 2019

Move over Marvel. Get ready for a new kind of superhero. Dion's magic and superpowers will glue  you to the television, begging for more. On October 4, Netflix, released a new original show called...

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