Ep 104 Boyz N The Hood featuring Guest Host Terry Flemings

This Episode of the Nighthawks Podcast is not censored for profanity or content. Listener discretion is advised.


Nighthawks Diner special Guest Host Terry Fleming drops in to talk to Matt about a movie they’ve been familiar with since they were young. Trevor, on the other hand, is watching this John Singleton 1991 classic for the first time.

Today the Nighthawks Diner is abuzz with discussion of Boyz n the Hood, the Freshman film for the late John Singleton, who would have a long and impressive career before his death.

Meanwhile Boyz n the Hood also offers us babyfaced performances from Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Regina King, Angela Bassett, Lawrence Fishburne and a cavalcade of others.

What was John Singleton saying in 1991? What does the movie say about the modern day?

Are we listening yet?

Special thanks to our guest, Terry Fleming. Terry appears on the Atlanta breakdown episodes of The Unfiltered Bachelor podcast.

Resources for addressing and understanding the current BLM movement in the United States are available below. A version of this list also ran with the show notes of our previous episode, but the astute listener will note the addition of a link to watch the National Geographic Documentary LA 92 (which is discussed in this episode) for free.

Webcast

One Of US Net’s Live From the End of the World webcast that specifically discusses the Black Lives Matter movement, and what allies need to know and how to help.

The webcast was facilitated by Chris Cox at One of Us, and featured an all black panel.

Panelists include:

Joshua Dylan Hunter: The Reel Pineapple

Michael Van Slyke: Archangel Arts

Gene Seliasse – Is a critic, screenwriter, comic writer, friend of the podcast. His comic anthologies include Puerto Rico Strong, Kayfabe Anthology Vol 3, and Elsewhere. Gene is also the writer of Peter Pan and the Land of Forever, a Modern twist on the classic Peter Pan story, an upcoming film from Dream Teller Animation Studios.

Books

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Movies

LA 92 (National Geographic doc abou the Rodney King Riots as discussed in episode 104)

13th (Netflix Documentary)

Selma

Just Mercy

Monsters and Men

Horror Noire A History of Black Horror (as briefly discussed in Ep 104)

STOP (short film)

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