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Kickstarter Campaign Trailer: Shauna Garr's "1 More Hit" Takes An Honest Look At Drugs & Hip-Hop

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • October 15, 2011 2:15 AM
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One of the main issues I have with the so-called "hip-hop culture" is its occasional glorification and romanticization of illegal substance abuse. The tired argument of "it's just entertainment" just doesn't fly with me because, believe it or not, some people just don't know the difference between real and "entertainment".

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: "The Undocumented" Documentary by Marco Williams

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • October 10, 2011 12:00 PM
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From Marco Williams, the filmmaker of TV documentaries such as Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America, I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and MLK Boulevard, comes The Undocumented, a documentary about Mexican immigrants perishing as they attempt crossing the border through the Arizona desert, and how it directly relates to the United States Immigration Law. The Documentary has raised $22,721 out of $75,000 with 18 days left. Check out the Kickstarter campaign page HERE for more information and to support the film.

Support the Final Funding Push for Festival of the New Black Imagination

  • By Jasmin
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  • October 10, 2011 7:31 AM
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Rob Fields, commonly known from the music/culture blog Bold as Love, recently launched the Festival of the New Black Imagination, an event designed to celebrate ideas springing forth from 21st century urban cultural producers.

A Few Hours Left To Get Nefertite Nguvu's "In The Morning" To The Kickstarter Finish Line

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • September 30, 2011 4:50 AM
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Come on people. So many times-- on this site especially-- we talk about how much we crave good filmmaking that tells stories of the black experience and of black love. Here's our chance to help director Nefertite Nguvu satisfy those cravings with her feature film In The Morning.

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer for "Elder's Corner" Documentary About Music Icons in Nigeria

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:57 AM
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The documentary Elder's Corner is created by SIJI, a singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker born in the UK to Nigerian parents. The project, shot in some of Nigeria's urban cities, has raised $5,380 from their $20,000 with 31 days left to go.

Kickstarter Campaign and Trailer: Documentary About African Open Air Markets "Merkato"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 29, 2011 7:37 AM
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A documentary film project by Sosena Solomon, Merkato, has raised $5,240 of the $12,000 goal through their Kickstarter Campaign, which has 11 days left to go. The documentary was shot in the open air markets of the streets of Addis Ababa, Ehiopia.

Docs On Nigeria's Musical Heroes & One Of The Largest & Oldest Open Air Markets In Africa (Funding)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 1:27 AM
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2 documentary projects that look very worthwhile to me, and that could really use your assistance in making them a reality.

Kickstarter Campaign: A Film Produced by Arthur Jafa About Love and Transitions "In The Morning"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 13, 2011 8:01 AM
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A narrative film by Nefertite Nguvu, In The Morning, is produced by Arthur Jafa, who will also serve as the Director of Photography. Jafa is known best for his cinematography work in Julie Dash's critically acclaimed Daughters of the Dust and Spike Lee's Crooklyn.

"The Great Migration Of The 21st Century" Starring Maya Angelou And Morgan Freeman Needs Your Help

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 9, 2011 4:52 AM
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The recent influx of African Americans returning to the southern regions of the United States to live is examined by filmmaker Naimah Fuller in her upcoming documentary The Great Migration Of The 21st Century.

Watch Now: Trailer for "Dear Daddy" Documentary About Fatherless Young Women

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 6:51 AM
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Thanks to S&A regular reader CareyCarey for bringing this to my attention. The feature-length documentary Dear Daddy by Janks Morton is currently raising funds through THIS Indiegogo campaign. The film has raised $8,227 of the $6,000 goal with 24 days left.