Brown Sugar: A Collard Greens’ Moment

Hip-hop has a way of moving through the brain cells, into the Cerebral Cortex down through the veins, into the heart. That is Hip-hop; that, indeed, is also the movie Brown Sugar. I have watched this movie at least enough to know the writer, Michael Elliot, uses Hip-hop as a metaphor for life and, more specifically, for a language that explains the intuitive gift of love bestowed upon unsuspecting lovers—be it Agape, Phileo, Storge, or Eros. Brown Sugar offers lessons concerning how friends can be influenced by hearts knowing their own intention.