Mati Diop on being the first black female director in Cannes | The Washington Post

Jake Coyle | AP, The Washington Post Ms. Rivers founded the Black Bourbon Society in 2017. It now has more than 4,700 members.CreditAaron Borton for The New York Times. Featured Image CANNES, France — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the first black female filmmaker in the […]

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Paul Robeson fought Jim Crow, lynching, and McCarthyism | People’s World

Tony Pecinovsky, People’s World Paul Robeson, Trafalgar Square, London, June 1959, ullstein bild/Getty Images. Featured Image Gerald Horne has made an amazing contribution to African American radical history with the newly published biography Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary. Though not as widely known as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X – at […]

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Harlem street renamed in honor of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis | New York Amsterdam News

AMNews Staff, New York Amsterdam News Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis with their children, Featured Image The northeast corner of 123rd Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem now bears the names of famed acting and civil rights couple Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. The Dwyer Cultural Center hosted the ceremonial unveiling of ‘Ruby Dee […]

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Donald Glover’s ‘Guava Island’ Debuts After Coachella Set as Childish Gambino | The New York Times

Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times Donald Glover and Rihanna in “Guava Island,” streaming on Amazon., Featured Image CNN “Guava Island,” a new 55-minute film starring Donald Glover and Rihanna, was released as a limited-time free stream on Amazon overnight Saturday, during Glover’s headlining set as Childish Gambino at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts […]

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This Family Just Opened the Only Black-Owned Movie Theater in Baltimore! | Because of Them We Can

BOTWC Staff, Because of Them We Can There’s a new Black-owned movie theater right outside of Baltimore, Maryland! NextAct Cinema officially opened for business on March 7th of this year. According to the website: “NextAct Cinemas, is an independent boutique theater that offers a unique, personalized movie going experience for our customers. You will have […]

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