Before the Ryan Coogers and Ava DuVernays there were two young comedians who decided to challenge the system and create film and television about and by us.
After moving out to LA together to pursue acting in the 80s, Chicago native Robert Townsend and Harlems Keenan Ivory Wayans quickly grew tired of the same old stereotypical roles that were available for Black actors and pooled their resources together raising $100K and created the cult classic “Hollywood Shuffle” The movie grossed over $5M!
Now if you don’t know bout Hollywood shuffle you need to do your history! But did you know they also wrote, produced and directed “Eddie Murphy’s RAW” and “The Five Heartbeats”?
Townsend went in to create his own sitcom “The Parent Hood” which ran for 5 seasons, “Holiday Heart” and “B.A.P.$” Keenan of course is widely known for “In Living Color” “I’m gonna get you sucka!” And “Scary Movie”
Give props to the unsung pioneers that paved the way!
The Black Masculist would like to thank all our reader (Men & Women) from AUSTRALIA, UK, INDIA, CANADA, S. AFRICA, FRANCE, GERMANY and of course here in the UNITED STATES for continued support for the positve imagery of Blackmen.
Over the course of 5 years I’ve worked hard to provide you, no US with quality content. Sleepless nights, doubts, broken phones, and delagation issues are among the many challenges I’ve face in my persuit to uplift the Blackman across the world so HE in turn can uplift his people.
But in order for HIM to do THAT He has to happy with who HE is and for that to happen HE needs to KNOW WHO HE IS!! I for one believe in order to change the narrative we have to first change the narrator! More to come in 2019. P.E.A.C.E!
La’Var J. Battles, EIC, and Publisher
We at the Black Masculist would like to say Thank you to the Black Men & Women who serve (d) to not only protect our country but our rights! You are appreciated!!!!!
Over the last week the internet went nuts when a rumor sread that Henry Cavill, this generations Superman and star of Blockbuster hits Man of Steel & Avengers quit! Just as fast as the news of his departure came the news of Michael B Jordan’s arrival, but a Black Superman?
Long have some question that with the effects of the sun whether or not Supes is supposed to be Black, but actually the question has been answered and if your a fan of the comics over the movies you’ll know there were actually not 1 but 4 Black Supermen. But which one will he play?
With this news still being just a “rumor” will MBJ be the new Supes? Who knows! But to be prepared heres everything you need to know about the “Black Supermen”