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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Returns this Weekend in New York

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 8:30 AM
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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series returns to New York this weekend with 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from Brooklyn to Great Britain.

BET's 'Black Girls Rock! 2011' Announces Performers and Presenters

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 6:15 AM
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Actresses Tichina Arnold and Sharon Leal will join previously announced co-hosts, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, as presenters for the second annual televised Black Girls Rock! 2011 special.

Cinematographer Bradford Young ('Pariah', 'Restless City') to Speak at Howard University

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 13, 2011 4:07 AM
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A graduate of Howard University’s MFA Program, cinematographer Bradford Young will speak to students, faculty, alumni and the public next Tuesday, October 18th at the C.B. Powell Building, as part of homecoming week festivities.
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See Works by British-Ghanaian Pioneer Filmmaker John Akomfrah in NY This Week

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 12, 2011 12:04 PM
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We've covered John Akomfrah's 2011 Sundance festival hit The Nine Muses previously on this site, but here's a reminder that today is the last day to see it at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Julie Dash's "Daughters of the Dust" 20 Years Later (L.A. Rebellion Retrospective)

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 12, 2011 5:15 AM
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Here's the next installment in our ongoing coverage of L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema, the current retrospective of black filmmakers being showcased at UCLA.
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Romantic Reggae Doc "The Story of Lovers Rock" Opens ADIFF Next Month

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 12, 2011 4:30 AM
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The Story of Lovers Rock, a feature length documentary we've covered previously on this site, will soon open the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York City.

"30 Americans" Art Exhibit: Work of Contemporary African American Artists (In D.C. Oct 1-Feb 12)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 11, 2011 2:13 AM
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The very impressive traveling collection 30 Americans by the Rubell Family Collection in Miami; features the work of some of the most prominent 31 African Americans artists in the last three decades. This exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture - Challenging Idealized Beauty In Art (Exhibit)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 8:43 AM
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For those in the Los Angeles area... happening right now at the USC Fisher Museum of Art; certainly ties in with many a discussion we've had and continue to have on S&A:
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Catch Paterson Joseph’s One-Man Show “Sancho – An Act Of Remembrance” This Weekend

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 23, 2011 3:58 AM
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It isn’t too late for our readers in the UK to catch actor Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Survivors, Blood and Oil) in his one-man stage show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, this weekend at the Oxford Playhouse’s Burton Taylor Studio. Joseph's show tells the life story of Charles Ignatius Sancho.
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BFC/A at Indiana University: Focus on Afro-Cuban Filmmaker Sara Gomez (Hispanic Heritage Month)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 15, 2011 8:13 AM
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Starting Monday of next week, the Black Film Center/Archive will honor Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing the work of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gomez. She is primarily known for her feature film De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another). The screenings will take place at the Indiana University in Bloomington.