I watched a few really good movies over the past couple of weeks and they all seem to follow a common theme: black stuggle in America:

The Butler
12 Years a Slave
Fruitvale Station

Although I was pretty engrossed in all 3, I would highly recommend The Butler and Fruitvale Station…Fruitvale probably being one of the saddest movies (and stories) I’ve ever come across. Michael B. Jordan plays the lead in Fruitvale (Wallace from ‘The Wire’). Funny enough, the wife and I happened to be in and around the Fruitvale area on the same day we watched the movie (we were checking out open houses…). Quite the depressing story.