Roxanne Roxanne | Kennedy-Center.org From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

From the producers of Fruitvale Station and Dope comes this Netflix film that chronicles the journey of Lolita “Roxanne Shanté” Gooden from a fierce teenage battle emcee to Hip Hop legend. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy Center Hip Hop Culture Council member and film producer Mimi Valdés, Roxanne Shanté, and more.

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Black Films Come Out Of The Vault In TCM, Black Critics Monthlong Showcase | Forbes Not only are these movies integral to the history of American cinema, but they shine a light on how the black experience is portrayed on camera.

Not only are these movies integral to the history of American cinema, but they shine a light on how the black experience is portrayed on camera.

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From Birth of a Nation to BlacKkKlansman: Hollywood’s complex relationship with the KKK | The Guardian Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group

Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group.

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With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee Sounds the Alarm About America’s Past and Present | The Atlantic The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

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The Troubling Fate of a 1973 Film About the First Black Man in the C.I.A. | The New Yorker Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

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Get Hype for the BlackStar Film Fest With This New Trailer | Colorlines With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

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Chloe And Halle Bailey Are More Than Alright | NPR It's a cliché, but it's true: Adults are always complaining about the next generation. Chloe and Halle Bailey have something to say about that.

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Adults are always complaining about the next generation. Chloe and Halle Bailey have something to say about that.

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