Hidden Figures: Review

Hidden Figures: Review

There just seems to be an abundance of good Black films coming out lately. Even though Hollywood seems unable to tell one Black film from another, there is much in the way of variety. Earlier this week, I caught Hidden Figures. This movie tells  the story of three Black women working at NASA in the early 1960s. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, it depicted the struggle of being recognized as enough, even when you are more than qualified. Based on the actual experiences of  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the film shows how they...

Online Degrees and More Opportunities for Black Professionals

Although it is not an easy thing to admit, a lot of people are still prevented from getting the higher education they deserve. Many young Black Americans are struggling to break the barriers in different parts of the country, despite the fact that education is supposed to be available to everyone. The same can be said for jobs and other opportunities. The increasing popularity of online courses is having a big impact on this matter. In fact, many young students are choosing to enroll in an online course rather than a conventional, brick-and-mortar offline programs. There are a few underlying...

More Reasons to Pursue a Career in Nursing

We’re seeing a steady economic growth these past few years. New jobs are being made available thanks to companies and different industries expanding to keep up with the market. We’re also seeing a lot of pay increases over this past year. These changes are making several career paths more lucrative than ever. What we’re going to focus on in this article, however, is a career in nursing. The healthcare industry is the fastest-growing industry today. Thousands of new positions, mainly mid- and top-level management positions, are also waiting to be filled. There are a number of reasons why pursuing a...

On The Line: Labor Activism in The Trump Era

Editors Note: The following blog post is a dialogue between Dr. Kelly Macias and myself on labor activism. She writes over at Conflict Undone. With Donald Trump’s inauguration being a bit over two weeks away, now is a good a time as any to get this conversation started. Feel free to chime in with your responses in the comments. -Marc On The Line: Labor Activism in The Trump Era Intro: Who are you,  how did you both meet, and why this topic? Marc’s Answer:  Marc is a writer and labor activist from New York City. He presented a talk over...
“Fences” Review

“Fences” Review

The offering of 2016 films has been really great. I could not let these last few days go by without talking a little bit about “Fences”. Fences is a film adaptation of  the play by August Wilson  released back in 1983. Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, it is the story of a Black family striving to get by in 1950’s Pittsburgh. Denzel plays Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker who used to be a good baseball player. Held back by the segregation of the time and his age, Troy is a man who has missed his window of opportunity. Troy...