Netflix has since forged mega-deals with top Black showrunners such as Rhimes and Kenya Barris. Ava DuVernay practically deserves her own tab on the site at this point with the Academy Award-nominated doc 13th, the Emmy Award-winning series When They See Us, and her upcoming series with Kaepernick. Spike Lee dropped his latest joint Da 5 Bloods on the platform last month. Self Made served as a history lesson in the life and times of Black entrepreneurial pioneer Madam C.J. Walker. More indie voices, such as Justin Simien and Dee Ree, have raked in critical success with Dear White People and Mudbound, respectively. And earlier this year, Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny turned in a refreshingly regular Black family story not rooted in racial trauma with Uncorked. … [Read more...] about How Netflix could dominate the Black TV renaissance
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The declining state of the world figures prominently in The Old Guard, even though it was made well before the pandemic. It doesn’t namecheck any specific malady, just the constant trauma of modern geopolitics and a glancing reference to “the current administration’s policy to deny aid to any nonstrategic allies.” Based on the Image Comics series by Greg Rucka, who also penned the script, the film follows a roving band of unkillable warriors (and its newest recruit, Nile, played by KiKi Layne) as they try to save the world, undetected, guided by their own sense of morality. If they have to team up with drug runners sometimes, or kill a flotilla of mercenaries along the way, well, that’s just the job. It’s an unconventional vibe for a superhero movie, and that’s even before you realize the only romantic relationship in it is between two immortal men. (Rendered beautifully, at that.) … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ is a superhero movie for super dark times
At the height of his career in the 1990s, Mercado reached an estimated 120 million viewers a day. Around 150 radio stations carried his programming. He consulted with prime ministers and presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Outside of his dramatics and opulent capes, Mercado’s ultimate messages of love and light made him a beacon of hope and one of the biggest celebrities in the world. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ is more than a love letter to celebrity astrologer Walter Mercado
The structure of this ETF is its main selling point. The Bharat Bond ETF will continue to be a channel for a large cluster of state-owned firms that need to borrow. This is aimed at improving the liquidity of the underlying securities, although these are early days and any positive results may still come quite later. The corporate bond market, where non-convertible debentures and other debt instruments are issued by companies, remains fairly illiquid. That is, there aren’t enough buyers and sellers of these securities. … [Read more...] about Bharat Bond ETF-Series II: A Safe option, but should you invest?
Vivo X50The Vivo X50 sports similar specifications to its 'Pro' counterpart with a few differences. The standard X50 has a smaller 4,200 mAh battery, a flat OLED panel, and regular OIS, instead of gimbal stabilisation. The vanilla Vivo X50 is the thinnest 5G phone measuring just 7.49mm.All three phones opt for a punch-hole camera cutout with a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. There is a difference in the aperture on the selfie shooters with the X50 featuring an f/2.48 lens and the X50 Pro and Pro+ offering an f/2.45 lens. … [Read more...] about Vivo X50, X50 Pro and X50 Pro+ launched with 5G and unique cameras to take on Samsung