This weekend we saw a lot of great things happen in black entertainment and well we here at Cultur3 Chic are here for it! First we had the release of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” If you have not seen it, drop what you are doing and get to a theater. This film is already a classic in my mind. Combining the messages of interracial dating, meeting the white parents, assimilation, racial profiling and covert racism in a satirical horror format was the perfect formula for a classic film. On top of the movie itself being great, Jordan Peele directed, produced and wrote the film. Talk about serious black excellence and talent. Go out and support this film, you will not regret it. Aside from CIAA weekend and events Saturday, the major event was happening in hip-hop. Remy Ma dropped a diss record to rival so many diss records “Shether.” The song is a direct bullet aimed at Nicki Minaj. You are probably wondering why I consider this black excellence, well Hip-Hop is one of our direct forms of art an expression, and for me anyone who is bringing us back to a time of originality and battle rap gets an A+ in my book. Remy brought us back to a very competitive time in Hip-Hop and I am not mad at it. At this current time we are still waiting on Nicki’s official response but I’m sure any an every Hip-Hop head is going to be here for it. Sunday was truly a day of crowning a couple kings and queens of black excellence. Sunday was the night of the Oscars and many of our favorites took home some of the highest honors at the awards show. Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Fences.” Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film “Moonlight.” Ali is also the first Muslim ever to win an Oscar, that’s right folks, ever. “Moonlight” also won for Best Picture. The film was directed by Barry Jenkins who is also African American. The film was made on a 1.5 million dollar budget and took home the highest honor on Oscar Sunday. “Moonlight” also took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Another winner was Ezra Edelman for his documentary “O.J.: Made in America.” Black excellence was in full swing during Oscar Sunday. So here we are, the ending of Black History Month was amazing and we have so much to be proud of. I see much more happening for the Black Excellence movement in 2017.
Written By : Bianca Vasquez