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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.
More: Theater, Event

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.

African & Caribbean Filmmakers To Gather In Cuba To Talk Collaborating (Danny Glover Leads Charge)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 12, 2011 7:21 AM
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I'm only just now becoming aware of this... I'll certainly be tracking it from here on to see what comes of meeting... Glad to see Danny Glover leading the charge in the spirit of Pan-Africanism:

Celebrating Julie Dash's "Daughters Of The Dust" 20-Year Anniversary

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 6:02 AM
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As we've already covered, Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It celebrates its 25th anniversary this year; another title also celebrating a pivotal release anniversary this year is Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust - her challenging seminal feature film, set in the very early 1900s, which takes a look at Gullah Geechee culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; a film that, in 2004, was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Watch 4 Clips From NAACP National Convention Screening Of "The Help" (Reactions, Q&A)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 28, 2011 4:12 AM
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As announced last week, in a likely effort to win over support from the historical organization and its followers, DreamWorks Studios held a special advanced screening of The Help at the 102nd NAACP National Convention just yesterday, July 27, at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in Downtown Los Angeles.

9th Wonder docu THE WONDER YEAR Makes Its NY Premiere Tonight!

  • By Curtis
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  • July 28, 2011 2:02 AM
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Tonight at BAMcinematek is the New York premiere of GRAMMY award winning producer, DJ, Duke University professor, father, son and digital mixing pioneer 9th Wonder’s documentary THE WONDER YEAR. Screenings at 4:30pm, 6:50pm, and 9:30pm will be followed by Q&As with the director Kenneth Price and 9th Wonder himself.
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Mos Def Dishes On His New "Dexter" Character & Getting The Part (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2011 9:05 AM
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On the Dexter panel at Comic-Con over the weekend... I assume most know that he joined the cast of the hit series for the upcoming new season.

102nd NAACP Convention To Include Screening Of "The Help" Followed By Discussion w/Stars & Director

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 22, 2011 2:07 AM
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Yes, really.

Watch Now: Clip from 9th Wonder Docu "The Wonder Year"

  • By Jasmin
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  • July 21, 2011 11:40 AM
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Earlier this week we posted an interview with Kenneth Price, director of the long-awaited documentary which spends a year in the life of one of hip hop's most sought-after producers and now, Duke University professor, 9th Wonder.

First Preview Of George Lucas' Tuskegee Airmen Film Scheduled For July 29 In Wisconsin; Get Tix Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 12, 2011 7:41 AM
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If you plan on attending the 7-day 2011 EAA AirVenture festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin later this month (and I'm sure you all are :)), you'll likely be the first group of folks to see any footage from the George Lucas-produced Tuskegee Airmen actioner, Red Tails.