Rolling with RAQ S1E1 [Power Book III: Raising Kanan S1E1]

This is Season 1 episode 1 of “Rolling with RAQ”. In this episode I’ll be recapping and discussing “Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 1 Episode 1” the series premiere “Back in the Day”.


Rolling with RAQ [Preview] | (Raising Kanan Preview)

This is a preview of my new series “Rolling with RAQ” where I will be recapping and reviewing “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”. While Kanan is the star of the show, I’ve titled my series “Rolling with RAQ” because Kanan’s mom, the character Raquel “RAQ” Thomas as portrayed by Patina Miller is everything.


Bessie (2015)

Bessie Movie Poster

Bessie is a 2015 HBO film starring Queen Latifah in an excellent portrayal of 1920’s blues legend Bessie Smith. The film also features a solid star supporting cast masterfully portraying a collection of interesting characters. The movie primarily covers Bessie’s rise, fall, and comeback during the 20’s – 30’s with brief peeks back into her childhood. Bessie is quite good due to the great performances and cinematography but the story itself felt a bit lacking. I recommend checking out Bessie if you’re into music, a fan of any of the actors, or you’re just looking for a good movie to watch.


“Selma” (2014)

Selma Movie Poster

“Selma” provides a snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. (portrayed by David Oyelowo) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s (SCLC) efforts to the end the systematic suppression of black voting and other civil rights in the South. While blacks legally had the right to vote, various forms of intimidation along with voter registration tests were used to dissuade them from exercising their right.

I’d recommend checking out “Selma” if you’re interested in history, dramas, social / civil issues, or the Civil Rights Movement. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches and the Voters Rights Act of 1965. In light of recent events and the Supreme Court voting to amend sections of the Voters Rights Act the movie felt especially relevant to modern times.


Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Stangers When We Meet

In a time when women wore gloves while grocery shopping and men wore their pants two inches below their nipples (high rise pants?), two married people meet and have an affair.