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New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right -- 'Ku Klux Klan: An American Story'
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New Doc Examines The Roots Of The American Radical Right — ‘Ku Klux Klan: An American Story’

Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” MagellanTV is now showcasing a new documentary, “Ku Klux Klan: An American Story,” and providing it free of charge to anyone who wants to watch it on the MagellanTV platform—through the end of January 2021. Why is MagellanTV highlighting such […]

Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects
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Lisa Yaro: Grammy-Nominated, Nigerian-Born Songstress Takes On New Music & 2021 Projects

Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer, producer, actor, and model Lisa Yaro is poised to make 2021 her year with the release of multiple projects, including new music, a feature film, and more original content for her popular YouTube channel. The Nigerian-born entertainer to discuss all of her new projects, her inspirational success story having already worked with […]

'W.A.P.: Women and Protest' Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice
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‘W.A.P.: Women and Protest’ Highlights Black Female Artists and Media Moguls Who are Standing Up For Social Justice

In a continuing commitment to amplify the voices of social justice philanthropists of color and disrupt the philanthropy sector, Bridge Philanthropic Consulting (BPC) is publishing the second position paper in its new series called The Iconic Impact Initiative. The newest paper, “W.A.P.: Women And Protest,” highlights 12 Black women who are leveraging their celebrity, platforms, […]

Academy Award Nominee  Chiwetel Ejiofor And Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway Team Up For HBO Max's New Original Feature Film 'Locked Down'
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Academy Award Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor And Academy Award Winner Anne Hathaway Team Up For HBO Max’s New Original Feature Film ‘Locked Down’

HBO Max recently debuted the first trailer for “Locked Down,” the new original feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and AGC Studios. Doug Liman directed the movie which stars Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. Also starring are Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, with Ben […]

TheWrap’s Inaugural Changemakers List Of 'Women Who Saved Entertainment In 2020' Honors Regina King, Megan Thee Stallion
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TheWrap’s Inaugural Changemakers List Of ‘Women Who Saved Entertainment In 2020’ Honors Regina King, Megan Thee Stallion

Digital entertainment outlet TheWrap released its inaugural “ChangeMakers List: Women Who Saved Entertainment in 2020″ as part of its Third Annual Power Women Summit, which tool place December 8-10. The ChangeMakers list honors the women who made an impact in the entertainment community as the industry was brought to a staggering halt during a year […]

'Black Panther" Heads To TNT
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‘Black Panther” Heads To TNT

The blockbuster, groundbreaking film “Black Panther” will air on the TNT network on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Starring the late Chadwick A. Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman, “Black Panther” was seen and celebrated by millions in the movie theaters. Now, it’s on the small […]

REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK HONORED BLACK CULTURAL INFLUENCERS AT 11TH ANNUAL TRIUMPH AWARDS
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REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK HONORED BLACK CULTURAL INFLUENCERS AT 11TH ANNUAL TRIUMPH AWARDS

On Monday, December 7, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and civil rights organization National Action Network (NAN) hosted the 11th annual Triumph Awards to shine a light on leaders using their platforms to further the needs and values of Black communities in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic and racial justice climate in America. […]

New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 - 6
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New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 – 6

Under the banner “Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present,” the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns virtually December 2-6 with a spotlight on the cinema of two nations: Nigeria and the Sudan. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), this year’s regional NYAFF will screen six features […]

Quadriplegic filmmaker-advocate brings 'Our Humanity' in battle against COVID-19 in BIPOC communities
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Quadriplegic filmmaker-advocate brings ‘Our Humanity’ in battle against COVID-19 in BIPOC communities

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, filmmaker-author-educator Crystal R. Emery is taking the lead with her Connecticut-based nonprofit, URU The Right to Be, Inc. (URU), in bringing accurate information to communities of color with Our Humanity. An innovative new public health media movement, Our Humanity sees URU working in partnership with nearly 30 organizations across the […]

Live-Action Short "Gramercy" Looks at Mental Health within the Black Community
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Live-Action Short “Gramercy” Looks at Mental Health within the Black Community

Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins at this year’s canceled Telluride Film Festival. […]

The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30
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The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30

Dominican Film Festival in New York City (DFFNYC) will hold its ninth edition online from October 20-30.  These challenging circumstances have not prevented the festival from continuing to be the largest and most impressive film festival outside the borders of the Dominican Republic. DFFNYC official program will include a roster of 70 films and offering […]

Black Public Media Is Accepting Submissions for its 360 Incubator+ Program
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Black Public Media Is Accepting Submissions for its 360 Incubator+ Program

Black Public Media (BPM) is now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort of its 360 Incubator+ program. Created in 2014 to help BPM identify quality and innovative content by Black filmmakers, the 360 Incubator+ program is a three-month holistic development and fellowship initiative that helps creatives through training, mentorship, instructional sessions and more, as they […]

African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service and Film Archives
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African Film Festival, Inc. Launches AFF Digital Streaming Service and Film Archives

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), the premier U.S. presenter of African cinema, has unveiled its new streaming platform and digital archives at its online home, africanfilmny.org. The portal to the Continent includes more than 800 profiles of directors from across the diaspora, from veterans like Ousmane Sembène, Safi Faye, Souleymane Cissé and Tunde Kelani to […]

STARZ Continues "SUMMER OF BLOCKBUSTERS @HOME"
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STARZ Continues “SUMMER OF BLOCKBUSTERS @HOME”

STARZ continues to offer consumers a number of exclusive summer blockbuster movies that will transform backyards into at-home movie theaters with first-run movies including: the worldwide $800M grossing Jumanji: The Next Level starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan;  the timeless and timely Little Women from Writer/Director Greta Gerwig;  the action comedy […]

Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series
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Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series

Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers will kick off the SummerFest Drive-In Movie series Wednesdays in July.  The event will begin July 8th at dusk and continue every Wednesday through July 29.  (*weather permitting)  The outdoor screen is approximately 45 feet tall and will be located in the north parking lot, near Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse.  Tickets […]