Say it with me, Blogger Fam: Happy Fucking Friday!
And it's my day off, so I'm feeling kinda nice..here's hoping that those of you on the C.S.S. can get to the weekend without any drama! We all know about those zany co-workers...
There was a hot discussion over on DPM's blog this week, head on over if you wanna check it out. The main thing I must acknowledge is - it's truly a beautiful thing that technology allows us (especially black folk) a platform to voice our opinions, feelings, and ideas; to share and receive knowledge and information, and gives the opportunity to dialogue & feedback with people (and personalities!) on such an immediate and far-reaching level. And man - there are so many intelligent, diverse, talented, interesting, witty, focused, enlightening, thought-provoking black bloggers out there, I mean it's truly stimulating, affirming, and liberating. And even if/when we agree to disagree, it's all love...
Anyway (back to the blog convo), there was a line that was written which said: "I love love...and especially Black love.." and I couldn't agree more. I love to see black couples, black people being loving and positive with each other (and themselves), I love seeing black families, shit, I just love black people. And look, I don't say that to down or diss anyone or anybody else. That's just me. We are constantly bombarded with so much negativity and bullshit images in the media and challenges within our communities, and dis-unity within our inter-personal relationships, that I just love to witness any and everything that reinforces the positive..
And yeah, I know nowadays we're encouraged to try "Something New," but Supa loves the brothas like nobody's business. Let "them" tell it, only a fool would love a black man as tough and true as I (and most sistas) do. Yeah, sometimes we have problems & issues, yeah we've got some definite shyt to work out, but whatever, man. I accept. Loving a black man is like lovin' myself. And I sure do loves myself... (lol)
And on that note, I wanted to compile
Supa's Top Ten Black Love Flicks.
Criteria being: basically any movie where a black couple gets and/or tries to stay together. And I'll be damned, this one took some time. We need more positive, human love stories that feature black folks. (NOT that Baby Boy bullshit!)
Here's my list: (in no particular order. Except the first one!)
2. Jason's Lyric
3. Love Jones
4. Mo' Betta Blues
5. Best Man
6. Jungle Fever
7. Love and Basketball
8. Soul Food
10. Love Come Down
A Rage in Harlem
2 Can Play That Game (hated it, then loved it. So shoot me)
Out of Time (purely for the "intimate" scene w/Denzel)
Devil In a Blue Dress (same as above)
What have I forgotten?? Because now I want to build my "Black Love" DVD Library...holla
Update: Here are the updates to the Black Love Flic list:
Brown Sugar (Thanks, P)
Five Heartbeats (okay, Furious, P, Cocoa, Miss Ahmad - My "negro" card is suspended until viewed)
Deep Cover (DPM's pick)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Ms. Ahmad)
Black Orpheus (Ms. Ahmad, Satisfied Sistah)
Carmen Jones (Satisfied Sistah)
Stormy Weather (Furious)
Disappearing Acts (Mwabi)
Poetic Justice (SingleMom)