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Nordette Adams

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· The Goddess and The Skylark, Dancing Through the Word Labyrinth


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· 13 Years of Lessons Since 911

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· It's the Old Spice Guy: Look at Him, Now Look at Your Man

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· A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: What Does WOC Mean?

· Carleen Brice: Blogger's Novel Becomes Movie

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Review of Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is Live at Blogher

11/10/2010 8:07:00 PM

by Nordette Adams


New Orleans writer Nordette Adams reviews Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls based on Ntozake Shange's iconic choreopoem.

From BlogHer.com:

Having seen the original play in the 1970s when everybody was talking about it and also being familiar with Perry controversies, I could easily write four pieces about this film adaptation of Shange's work. I could offer one as a critique of the movie, the next as an examination of reaction from black women who love the play and call it "our play"; a third about people who hate the movie because it has Tyler Perry's name on it, especially black men who are already complaining that the movie is "another attack" on them; and a fourth analyzing the original play, looking at how it was received in the 1970s, and why it still resonates with women, both white and of color, today. But I can only write one post for now and tell you that Perry's version of Shange's play is not the best movie I've ever seen, but neither is it the worst. It is not ... Continue reading full review at BlogHer.com.

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More News by Nordette Adams

· Poetry Life & Times publishes video with Aberjhani's poem - 9/11/2014 12:17:00 AM
· Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder hacks Tyler Perry, movie mogul - 6/21/2010 11:20:00 AM
· Susan B. Anthony Liked Socialists and Other Educational Info - 5/15/2010 5:49:00 PM
· Gulf Coast Oil Spill Worsens - 4/29/2010 11:17:00 PM
· The Solly Forell and Jay Martin Obama Assassination Tweets - 3/22/2010 11:35:00 AM
· A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: What Does WOC Mean? - 3/2/2010 10:13:00 AM
· Carleen Brice: Blogger's Novel Becomes Movie - 2/19/2010 8:26:00 PM
· Michael Lewis Sees His Book, The Blindside, on Big Screen - 11/20/2009 5:30:00 PM
· Poet Laments Youth Violence - 10/31/2009 9:51:00 AM
· Chris Rock's Good Hair Opens October 9 - 10/4/2009 7:15:00 PM
· Fiction writing competition, win cash and trip to New Orleans - 6/6/2009 12:39:00 PM
· Mother's Day books, gifts for last-minute shoppers - 5/7/2009 2:50:00 AM
· John Grisham on the Writing Life - 4/17/2009 10:22:00 PM
· Happy is as Happy Does: Practical Steps to Contentment - 2/26/2009 6:38:00 PM
· Calling Poets for Baracku - 1/17/2009 6:52:00 PM
· Writer Can Smile While Mourning Mother During Holidays - 11/26/2008 9:33:00 AM
· Oprah's Mr. Man Revealed Early on Women's Website - 11/7/2008 10:36:00 AM
· Faker Spotted on TV Land Show She's Got the Look - 6/8/2008 11:20:00 PM
· Adams' Martin Luther King Poem Used on 40th Anniversary of His Death - 5/22/2008 12:07:00 PM
· Do you believe babies are born a blank slate? - 3/3/2007 5:25:00 PM
· My First Post as a BlogHer.org Contributing Editor - 2/6/2007 7:41:00 PM
· Mark Rockeymoore Produces Spoken Word CD for Acclaimed Poets - 10/30/2006 11:14:00 AM
· Poet's Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Poem Published in Literary E-zine - 10/16/2006 1:24:00 PM
· Spoken Word Poetry for the First Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - 8/15/2006 5:11:00 PM
· Celebrity Spotting: Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard - 8/9/2006 8:57:00 PM
· Hip Hop Community Says The Children of New Orleans Need Us Now! - 8/2/2006 10:48:00 AM
· The Influential Female Poet Nordette Adams in National Poetry Month 2006  - 4/1/2006 5:13:00 PM
· CEO, Entrepreneur Mike Ray of PowerTalkFm Launches Motivational Moments - 2/9/2006 4:13:00 PM
· The Sandhills Writers Conference: Hurry, Hurry Before You Miss Out! - 1/31/2006 6:21:00 AM
· Visits to the WritingJunkie.net Martin Luther King, Jr., Page Steadily Rise - 1/9/2006 2:54:00 PM
· Amiri Baraka to be Special Guest at Brick City Slam, Friday, Jan. 20  - 1/7/2006 4:30:00 PM
· Freshman Seminar TV Show Producers, Creator, & Cast on PowerTalkFM.com  - 7/25/2005 10:00:00 PM
· Visits to Luther Vandross Net Tribute Increase as Memorial Service Nears - 7/7/2005 3:41:00 PM
· Poet Aberjhani Offers Part 2 of Kinamore Interview at NJ Spoken Word - 3/12/2005 7:05:00 AM
· Black History Month Blog - 2/18/2005 3:15:00 PM

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