Before she tied the knot, Amber confessed that her grandmother encouraged her to marry someone within her race.“My grandmother and her girlfriend were sitting in the living room, and she was just like, ‘Amber, when are you going to get married?The trailer begins with Kaluuya and Williams portraying Chris and Rose: a young, interracial couple preparing for Chris' first meeting with Rose's parents à la Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.He worries that his girlfriend has not prepared her parents, since they do not know that she is dating a black man yet.But the underlying factors in the racial comments directed at Williams’ engagement are problematic, and in hotep fashion, lack context around her blackness and how she can be pro-black and yet have a white fiancé.A woman who consistently spoke out about police brutality against black men in America and uses her platform and voice to push social justice issues to a larger stage in an effort to make a greater impact on her community.The most decorated woman in sports history has time and time over proved her ‘blackness’ (even though she never had to), including showing her appreciation for black culture and the importance of its preservation.Serena Williams has stood defiant as a black woman, even when black men disrespected her with sexist, misogynistic, transphobic remarks over her looks or for simply being a passionate, bossed up black woman.
NEW YORK – APRIL 06: Actor/rapper Common and tennis player Serena Williams attend the premiere of “Date Night” at Ziegfeld Theatre on April 6, 2010, in New York City.
” Comedian and actor Jordan Peele’s (“Key and Peele”) directorial debut, “Get Out,” elevates the sinister potential behind that basic premise to psychological terror.
The horror movie, whose trailer debuted yesterday (October 4), stars Daniel Kaluuya (“Sicario”) as Chris, a young Black man in a relationship with Allison Williams’ (“Girls”) Rose.
I am a black woman who has never dated a black man, and most days I don’t think twice about that.
But sometimes, like when I encounter a well-dressed family man with a mutual love for certain breakfast cereals, I wonder if I am failing my people.