Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Web Series Wednesday

Bougie Dilemma



"BOUGIE DILEMMA" a web series about a deluded optimist with a serious case of Bougie Dilemma. The series follows the ups and downs of a deluded optimist in Hollywood whose "reach for the stars" tastes struggle against her "down to earth" budget. Throw in some romantic misadventures of trying to find something "real" in the LaLa town of "make-believe" and you have one sista with some major “Bougie Dilemma.”

Created by : Nadège August
Directed by : Kent Faulcon
Animation : Sean Geer- Harrison
Music Composition: Abby Travis
Stars: Nadège August, Leith Burke, Anissa Borrego, Heidi Schultz, Abbe Meryl Feder, Laura Liguori, Thomas Wright



Reflections on African American Studies with Dr. Cathy J. Cohen



"All that stuff I just talked about—the homogeneity of these institutions—the only way they’re changed, it’s not because people wake up one morning [and say,] “Oh, we’ll change!” It’s because people outside those institutions demand a change. So you want to be committed [to] that kind of politicized work. So, for me, I want to do my job and I want to do it well, but I am interested in seeing institutions transform for the better and oftentimes that takes some pushing from the outside. That’s probably why I teach social movements, because that’s my theory of change for institutions like the University of Chicago." -- Dr. Cathy J. Cohen in conversation with Joy Crane at greycity.chicagomaroon.com






JILLIAN’S PEAK is a true story about Jillian Thomas, a African American woman in conflict. A successful photographer and wife from Detroit, she disrupts the picture-perfect All-American dream that she has been encouraged to live. She determines to fully live her life as it was meant to be, to understand what will truly make her happy, and to explore her constant questioning of her relationship with her husband Keith. But mainly she seeks to explore her hidden nagging feeling of “Am I a Lesbian?” Jillian pursues her truth in New York. She lives with Gail, her best friend from college, a self-assured lesbian who challenges Jillian’s ideas and beliefs about herself and her life.
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