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TOP TEN MOMENTS OF 2017

10. SCREENING BURNING SANDS AT SUNDANCE Backing a first-time filmmaker is an act of faith. You can read their script, watch their short films (if they have them), you can hear their pitch. But you have to believe in their ability to manage a set, to protect and execute their vision,…

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BEST MUSIC OF 2016

The Hudlin 100 are ten lists of ten, chronicling the most interesting things of the year. This list is the best music of 2016. MAXWELL Master balladeer made an uptempo album that didn’t rely on hip hop or EDM beats to keep it moving. But of course, there are plenty of…

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TOP TEN LIFE MOMENTS OF 2016

10. PRODUCING THE OSCARS I got to work with amazing artists in front and behind the camera to make a show that was beautiful to look at, better paced than it had been in years, and took the controversy of #OscarsSoWhite and made the blackest Oscars ever – both in…

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TOP TEN HEROES OF THE YEAR

This top ten list features the people I most admire and who made a real difference in 2016. THE PROTESTORS AT STANDING ROCK The Native Americans this country has brutalized for centuries continue to protect the Earth, and finally the soldiers show up to protect them, for a change. LIN-MANUEL…

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FAVORITE TV SHOWS 2016

The Hudlin 100 are ten lists of ten, chronicling the most interesting things of the year. This list is the best tv shows of 2016. TV in 2016 was so good, I couldn’t see it all. I dream of TV vacations to locations with large screen TVs so I can…

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THE TOP TEN PROTEST SONGS, UPLIFT SONGS, FIGHTING ANTHEMS

In these angry times, everyone needs a mixtape to get pumped up and express their political passions. Here’s some of my favorites. MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON The title track from the ultimate perfect album in this category PUBLIC ENEMY – FIGHT THE POWER Also BRING THE NOISE, DON’T…

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FAVORITE MOVIES 2015

The Hudlin 100 is an ongoing list of the ten best things of the year. This list is the ten best movies of the 2015, except it’s more than ten, because these lists usually get published in December or January which doesn’t give you time to see all the movies….

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Ten More Perfect Albums – Part Two

31. Corey Harris – Mississippi To Mali The drum and fife era of black music is lovely recreated in this banging album by Corey Davis. Soulful, funky, bluesy, rootsy….it’s a must have. 32. Parliament – Mothership Connection As a kid, I approached this album with the same skepticism I had…

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Ten More Perfect Albums

I already have a list of 20 perfect albums listed in the “about me” section of the website. But a recent conversation on Facebook inspired me to update the list with more albums. 21. Curtis Mayfield – “Superfly” Superfly the film is not a musical, but the Curtis Mayfield soundtrack…

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Blackest Movie Scenes

How do you measure “blackest”?  Well, it’s up to me because I’m making the list.  But it’s that prefect combination of funk, pride and overall cultural specificity that can manifest itself in comedy, drama, romance, music and more.  This is the first stab at the list.  Some scenes were not…

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The Hudlin Manifesto: 10 Things Black People Need To Do Now

When I was a child, the poster listing the Black Panther’s 10-point program seemed to be everywhere. You may have disagreed with their goals or thought they were not realistic, but at least there was an action list that people could respond to. This was not a new idea. Booker…

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Top Ten Lifetime Moments Of 2014

10. Visiting My Alma Mater I saw tourists take pictures here every day for four years; now I was one. Walking in my footsteps at Memorial Hall. While on the way to my daughter’s sleep away camp, we stopped in Cambridge and took my kids on a tour of Harvard….

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