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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.

Short Film Showcase This Friday in Brooklyn

  • By Jasmin
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  • June 23, 2011 12:10 PM
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This Friday, June 24th, ActNow Foundation and Media MVMT present an outdoor screening of short films at Common Grounds coffee house in Brooklyn, New York.
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Brazilian Cinema Showcase Returns to MoMA in July

  • By Jasmin
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  • June 23, 2011 10:57 AM
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The Museum of Modern Art announced today the return of Premiere Brazil!, an annual survey of Brazilian cinema running July 14-27, 2011, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.
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Multimedia Project On Slave-Turned-Spy, James Armistead Lafayette, Premieres This Week!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 20, 2011 3:19 AM
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In New York City this week, Kenseth Armstead premieres his Creative Capital-supported project, Spook™ (a multi-media project on the life and times of James Armistead Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy who provided intelligence to help end the American Revolution).

A Look At John Akomfrah's Documentary On Afrofuturism "The Last Angel of History"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 13, 2011 1:59 AM
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I've yet to see this Afrofuturist documentary from British-Ghanaian filmmaker, John Akomfrah; and after watching the snippet below, I really want to.

"From The Rough" Preview Screening At Essence Music Festival Next Month

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 12, 2011 5:00 AM
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Any of you attending the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans next month? If you are, and you purchased a VIP pass, on July 1st there will be a preview screening of From The Rough, the Taraji P. Henson sports drama. She will be there, by the way, along with co-star LeToya Lucket. So, we should get some firsthand reactions to the film soon after that. More on the festival and tickets HERE.

Talk "Disaporic Synergies" With Me At Long Island University Caribbean Showcase This Saturday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 9, 2011 2:37 AM
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By the way, I'm going paneling again... if you're in the New York City area this weekend, here's something to do that's worth your while.
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