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Danielle Amir Jackson

Danielle Amir Jackson is a Memphis-born writer and the editor of Oxford American.

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love jones: Sweet Home Chicago

Theodore Witcher’s moody, sensual romance foregrounds Black artists and their milieu, upending stereotypes about urban life.

By Danielle Amir Jackson

Looking at Cicely Tyson

Part of a generation of Black artists who believed their vocations were tied to the pride and struggle of their community, the late acting legend lived by her mission to “mirror the times and propel them forward.”

By Danielle Amir Jackson

Claudine: A Happy Home

During a pivotal time for Black cinema, John Berry’s beautifully lived-in drama offered a portrait of an African American family that stood in opposition to a long history of harmful stereotypes.

By Danielle Amir Jackson