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“Black and Missing” on the next “Conversations Of A Sistah”

If you’ve seen the movie “Get Out” it would really have you wondering if there is a chilling parody between the plot in the movie and the fact that aside from the missing teens in DC, there are currently 64,000 Black women missing in the United States. Although this number is alarming, it speaks to a much larger issue going on in our country that is failing to make top stories on evening news programs.

In the meantime, black lawmakers are calling on the FBI to investigate whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.

Join me at 6:30 p.m. EST onConversations Of A Sistahvia Blogtalk Radio with my special guest, Derrica N. Wilson (pictured left), President, Co-Founder, and CEO of the Black & Missing Foundation, Inc. for our discussion “Black and Missing” is there a parody from the movie “Get Out”. 

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New Movie Release

Jordan Peele makes history as 1st black director to gross $100 million

Jordan Peele made movie history this weekend, becoming the first black writer-director to gross $100 million at the box office.

The Blumhouse Productions psychological thriller Get Out also became the movie house’s first $100 million movie.

Blumhouse made the film on a $4 million budget and a cast of unknowns, including a lead actor from across the pond.

Get Out‘s racial overtones helped push the movie over the $100 million threshold.

Movie houses are lining up to sign Peele to multimillion dollar contracts for his next film.

Peele, 38, made a name for himself as one half of the comedy duo Kay and Peele.

Peele and his wife Chelsea Peretti, 39, are expecting their first baby together.

New Movie Release

“Get Out” The horror film that shows it’s scary to be a black man in America!

untitledAfter a notably devastating year for race relations in the US, Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out” may be a hit but causing an understandable stir.

The plot focuses on Chris (Sicario’s Daniel Kaluuya), a black man planning to meet the parents of his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) for the first time. But from the outset, something seems off. An uncomfortable encounter with a local cop puts them – and us – on edge and once they arrive at the family’s home and get settled, Chris becomes aware of increasingly strange, and potentially murderous, behavior. A major element of the movie.

It’s a thrilling conceit and one hopes that “Get Out” might signal a trend of culturally relevant horror films from film-makers of color.

While “Get Out” will act as entertainment predominantly (it’s from Blumhouse, the production company behind Insidious and The Purge), with daily reports of black men killed for the color of their skin, it’s also a vital reminder that racism remains a more terrifying force than any supernatural boogeyman.

“Get Out” is in theatres on February 24, 2017.