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The movie ldquo;Preciousrdquo; holds the highest number of Academy Award nominations for a Black film in history, but does it inspire or stereotype? At Sundayrsquo;s Academy Awards wersquo;ll find out what the industry thinks, but this Friday we want to know what you think about this highly controversial film. Noted film producer Warrington Hudlinrsquo;s DV Republic, in partnership with NewsOne, has brought together two acclaimed Black thinkers to lead the discussion Outspoken cultural critic... (continue reading)
Last week on Monday night, I attended a party for the 75th anniversary of the Village Vanguard, a basement jazz club that has probably presented more brilliant musicians over the years than any small room in the entire United States, if not the world.The Vanguard's great success but relative obscurity in the larger culture even after all these years makes it clear that the power, the authority, the inspirational invention and joy of American music has largely been displaced. We are now... (continue reading)
As the Census Bureau begins embedding a test in the 2010 census that will measure the effect of removing the term 'Negro' on reports about a person's racial identity, my preference is not with those who either feel insulted or think Negro outdated and derogatory. That actually applies to another Nword. As a writer, I find the term AfricanAmerican unwieldy. I use terms like Negro, black, and am sometimes tempted to use colored because that range of skin tones is so undeniably epic. All of them... (continue reading)
Stanley Crouch is an American music and cultural critic, syndicated columnist, and novelist, perhaps best known for his jazz criticism, and his novel Don't the Moon Look Lonesome?
During the early 1970s, Crouch moved from California to New York City, where he shared a loft with tenor saxophonist David Murray above an East Village club called the Tin Palace. While working as a drummer, Crouch conducted the booking for an avant-garde jazz series at the club, as well as organizing occasional concert events at the Ladies' Fort.
Since the early 1980s, Crouch has become critical of the more progressive forms of jazz and has been associated with the opinions of Albert Murray. An ardent proselytizer for the music of Wynton Marsalis, Crouch writes the liner notes for all the trumpeter's albums. Crouch was fired from Jazz Times following his controversial article "Putting the White Man in Charge",in which he asserted that white critics elevate white jazz musicians beyond their abilities. Crouch appeared in Ken Burns' 2001 documentary Jazz and served on the film's advisory board. He also appeared in Ken Burns' 2004 documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.
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