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Here is an interesting review of Tyler Perry’s adaptation of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide..” by Courtland Milloy in The Washington Post:

“Can anyone name a movie that came out recently starring a black man who wasn’t a sociopath? Someone who had a terrific screen presence, like a young Paul Robeson? And he portrayed a character who was complex and fully drawn? Did he respect black women, too?

Anybody see that movie? I didn’t. But surely it’s out there somewhere, right? An alternative to those Tyler Perry films portraying black men as Satan’s gift to black women? But where is it?”

Read the full column.

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