Let’s hear it for the people in the back! We ALL might not have went home with an Oscar last night, but it sure felt like it when Jordan Peele became the first black screen writer to take home an Oscar win.
When one of us wins, we all do. In the name of the CULTURE!
Peele who is known for his comedy and acting sketches just added director to his resume when he wrote and directed the reality(ish) horror film Get Out.
According to cnn.com : In the adapted screenplay category, only three films with black writers have won in the past — "Precious," "Twelve Years a Slave," and "Moonlight."
After winning the Oscar for best original screenplay, Peele made history by becoming the first black director to receive nominations in the writing, directing, and best picture categories for his directorial debut.
“I stopped and started writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible…” --- Jordan Peele
The power of following through with your dreams…
Stand up! Speak out! It’s time to raise your voice and call out injustices and speak them INTO ACTION.
Social injustices… meet art. This exhibit allowed artists and activists to speak their truths to power in the hopes of demanding more from not only our government but from one another.
Artists took a stand to illuminate the adversities faced in our countries past and present. This form of creative engagement drew the attention of LA natives who flocked to Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles for the 9 day exhibition of community power and cultural resistance.