Meditations on Get Out, A Negrom Opus

(Writer’s Note: I’ve read and re-read this piece about ten times in an effort to ensure I wasn’t re-treading shit

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Speaking with The Dead in I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro is a powerful sojourn through experiences past and present with your ancestors; a racial vision quest by any other name. Laced with historical and contemporary imagery and footage, it’s is narrated by Baldwin’s own words, brought to life by Samuel L. Jackson’s readings of Baldwin’s letters, notes to his editor, and the unfinished manuscript of his last work, Remember This House. It’s an ethereal experience for a variety of reasons.

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REELYDOPE Radio EP046 | Queer AF

In this episode, Shanti of Black Ampersand (@blackampersand) joins dap (@dapisdope). Together they dive into a Focal Point discussion of

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Almost Christmas

Black folk have a lot of needs to laugh. Big laughs. Little laughs. The kinds of laughs that shake your

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REELYDOPE Radio EP045 | Moonlight

Okay, this is a long episode. But it’s worth it! In it, we devote our entire convo to Barry Jenkin’s

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REELYDOPE Radio EP044 | Harlem Would’ve Been Fine

Dap’s (@dapisdope) homie Bennett D. Bennett (@theacecapade) joins us on this episode to talk everyone’s black-ass uncle and his show,

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REELYDOPE Radio BONUS Episode | A Slice of The Pie

This week is a double trouble situation, with a bonus episode in ya earholes! In this one, dap (@dapisdope) sits

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REELYDOPE Radio EP043 | She is The Danger

Happy Halloween ya’ll! In this episode, Summer Mason (@verano.mason on IG) joins Dap (@dapisdope). The first half of the episode focuses

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Southside With You

Full disclosure: at the risk of having my black card temporarily seized, I consciously avoided watching Southside With You for

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The Fits: A Dreamy Exploration of Adolescence

It feels like the last couple years have been pivotal for films centering on young talent of color. From 2015’s

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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

It’s 2016. A young black man makes his way to The New Parkway Theater in Oakland to attend The Women’s

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REELYDOPE Radio EP033 | Cool Auntie

Everyone’s Favorite Cool Auntie, Yetunde (@ye.tunde), came through for this episode. On a chilly Sunday morning, she talked The Black

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REELYDOPE Radio EP032 | Healing Vibes

Oakland songstress @Tsedi joined Dap (@dapisdope) on this episode to talk My Big Fat Greek Wedding, immigrant experiences and East

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REELYDOPE Radio EP031 | All The Way Live

Last week, Dap (@dapisdope) sat down with Damon Lawrence (@hauspitality), founder of Homage Hotel Group. Together, they talked about all

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REELYDOPE Radio EP025 | Happiness is Power

Memorial Day Weekend is over! It’s time to get byke to your regularly scheduled week! Don’t worry, we got you

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REELYDOPE Radio EP024 | Lemonade

[Dap’s Note: I apologize for audio quality. We’re still figuring out our new setup.] What’s blacker than talking about Beyoncé over

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Keanu: What is a Gangsta Kitty?

First, let me start by saying: Yes, I am a cat lady. I’m young and already own more than one

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REELYDOPE Radio EP013 | Girlhood Mollywhoppings

On one rainy Oakland night, Dap (@dapisdope) sat down with North Cackalack’s own Alece (@fuer_alece) to talk the 2015 French

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REELYDOPE Radio EP011 | The Peralta Project

In this episode, Dap (@dapisdope) sits down with NYC artist + tastemaker Tony Peralta (@peraltaprjct). (You may have seen The

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