On Day 3, we were treated to more great writing by all of the participants in The Acting Black Blogathon. Without further adieu, here are those wonderful contributions:
- KG's Movie Rants - Zoe Kravitz, A Star in the Making?
- Eclectic Scribblings - Kim Wayans in Pariah
- A Fistful of Films - Juanita Moore in Imitation of Life
- 1001 Plus - Sharecropping
- FlixChatter - Five Favorite Roles of Wesley Snipes
- Watch This Space Film Magazine - Touki Bouki
- Cinema Gadfly - Paul Robeson in Borderline
Thank you very much to all who took part, either by writing a post themselves, or just clicking through and reading our entries. I can't say enough about my writers who put their best foot forward and turned in some stellar work. You were insightful, topical, and articulate. Occasionally, our subject of choice took us into discussions on real life, and that's okay. Movies have a way of doing that every once in a while. It should. Like every other art-form, it can be used as a tool with which we measure ourselves. I think we stood tall.
We stood especially tall, in light of who you are. Yes, this was The Acting Black Blogathon, but the majority of the contributors were not black, at all. I'd be lying if I said I didn't wish more "bloggers of color" decided to get involved. Still, the white bloggers who joined in on the fun should be commended. Their work was no less poignant or relevant than that of myself or any of the other bloggers of color. In the end, all of them accomplished the task I set for them, for us, even if I never expressed it plainly. We encouraged readers to watch a good movie that they may not have, otherwise.
None of us did this for monetary gain, as there was not one red cent to be made. Still, I hope all of the bloggers were rewarded in some fashion. Maybe that reward is in the form of a few more readers of and comments on your own blogs. Maybe it's that you yourself discovered a new and interesting blog to read. Or maybe, just maybe, you had fun doing it.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention one particular blogger by name. That person is KG of KG's Movie Rants. He's our MVP after having posted an entry on all three days. Wow. I'm still blown away by this fact.
Lastly, I'm offering up an apology to Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves. For those of you who don't know, she runs a weekly meme called Thursday Movie Picks. I've rarely missed a Thursday since she started about a year and a half. However, I had to skip today to put the finishing touches on this post. Sorry Wanderer, I'll be back next week!
Click Below to see the rest of the entries in The Acting Black Blogathon
Thanks again for your support and participation!!!