This weekend for theGrio, The Snob tackles the cautious excitement (and pre-emptive annoyance) over Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and that most rare of revenge flicks -- the slave revenge film. Why is it so rare? I'm sure it has to do with the difference of the fantasy violence of revenge films like "Taken" versus the reality of slave revolts, like the one in Haiti that liberated the colony in a round of vicious bloodshed. Revenge is fun if you don't think it's going to be directed at you. And by "you," I mean your average white American movie-lover. Maybe Tarantino will pull it off by virtue of being Tarantino, but I doubt Spike Lee could have got this film greenlit.
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For theGrio this week I penned an article on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, professor and book publisher Karen Hunter. Hunter (who is a quote machine) talks about everything from handling the fall-out surrounding Kris Jenner's memoir -- which came out around the same time as the announcement of her daughter Kim Kardashian's divorce -- to the time she said on MSNBC that Mitt Romney wanted to be president of "Caucasia-stan."
Calling herself "unapolegtically black," Hunter never once hold's her tongue as she talks about starting her own business will holding on to her fighter's spirit, always speaking truth to power.
Wednesday on theGrio, The Snob published an opinion piece on how some celebrities aren't handling the "softer side of fame" all that well, namely Brian McKnight, who is railing against the dying light by penning tunes for YouPorn.
It's hard out there for an R&B singer, guys. He had no other choice but to start writing hot tracks for Internet porn.
Snippet after the jump.