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Entries by Barry Michael Cooper from 02/2012

They Shoot Black Movies... Don't They?

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

At the dawn of the Black Hollywood Renaissance of the '90s, the sodality of filmmakers felt like the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. Twenty years later, many black filmmakers (including myself) haven't had a movie financed by a major studio in over twenty years.

Whitney Houston (1963-2012): I Know Why the American Nightingale Sings

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Entertainment

Despite her place as the most gifted singer on the planet in the last 30 years, despite the most dazzling, gorgeous smile, that lit up like the sun, Whitney Houston sang from the nighttime of her soul.