Annabelle. Age: 27.
The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Moonlight received universal critical acclaim and is commonly cited as one of the best films of the 21st century.
Esme. Age: 30.
White Arkansas woman charged with pulling gun on black teens fundraising for school
Jump to navigation. If you are at an active reader of Black, queer authors, you have likely stumbled upon or intentionally sought out the work of James Baldwin. Authors with multiple marginalized identities—Baldwin was both Black and gay—often experience erasure.
Jocelyn. Age: 30.
But the book has a lot of love for Trinidad and New York City, too. Which gives you a sense of Petrus herself. The Minneapolis writer and artist is firmly rooted in the Phillips neighborhood where she grew up but also connected to the universe, to the stars. Petrus, 38, is known for plays and puppetrypoetry and filmaerial art and activism.
The series, which premieres Wednesday on Oprah Winfrey Network, follows David Akili McDowell as he navigates life in a public-housing project while dealing with multiple pressures: to sell drugs and help support his family, but also to succeed as one of the few black students at his magnet school. Complicating these challenges is the death of Sky, a drug dealer and father figure who continues to mentor David by appearing to him in visions after he dies. When McCraney turned to his past in order to heal, he began to conceive of his title character, David, a dark-skinned African-American wunderkind who is mired in poverty, racism and colorism.