Friday, September 17, 2021

Cops and Robbers Brings Powerful Poetry To Animation

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Cops and Robbers
Cops and Robbers, is an animation short currently streaming on Netflix. The short film is written by Timothy Ware-Hill and directed by Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor. It deals with the themes of police brutality while using spoken word as a catalyst. This project is relatable to many Black people across the country. Ware-Hill paints a picture comparing the...

Must Watch: Debbie Allen’s Dance Dreams. New Trailer.

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Dance Dreams
https://youtu.be/iT5-nIVMiQs

11 Best Twitter Reactions To “A Night In Miami”

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One Night In Miami
A Night In Miami is the feature film directorial debut from Actress/ Director, Regina King. The screenplay is written by Kemp Powers. This film is a fictionalized account of the night of Feb. 25, 1964, in Miami, when Cassius Clay joins Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcom X, and they discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during...

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM: JUMP ON THE EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an adaptation of August Wilson’s play, depicts Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, The Mother Of The Blues. The film takes place in 1927 at a recording studio where Ma and her band traveled to complete a new song. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, directed by George C. Wolfe, and produced by...

Watch: Official Trailer All Day and A Night Movie

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https://youtu.be/BC9Kk8Np9-Y Check out the official trailer of All Day and A Night. The movie is hitting Netflix on May 1, 2020. Here's the storyline according to those folks... As soft-spoken Jahkor Abraham Lincoln (Ashton Sanders) struggles to keep his dream of rapping alive amidst a gang war in Oakland, his ill-fated life and real-world responsibilities drive him further and...

Watch This Truly American Doc for Black History Month

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Since the beginning of our presence in the United States, Black Americans have been characterized in hurtful, harmful, denigrating ways. From the Mammy to the Jezebel, the Brute, Coon, and more, we have been perceived and depicted as less-than-human. What damage is done when a Black person isn’t allowed to play a “Black” character? One of the first instances...

Watch: Richmond Summer – A Short Film

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Richmond Summer
Richmond Summer (The short film) Written, directed and produced by Bootsie Dawkins. This is a thriller about a group of friends coming home to a smalltown (Richmond County) for the summer. After an emotional roller-coaster bodies begin to add up. Starring Chantelle Nelson, Jas Gray, Sha'cobi D, Little Yenique, Tha Don, Sed Belk, Karon Riley, Devarius Anderson and Jermaine...

Must Watch: Soul. A new animated film featuring Jamie Foxx.

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https://youtu.be/Gs--6c7Hn_A

Watch: Matthew A. Cherry’s Hair Love, Short Film

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Hair Love
https://youtu.be/kNw8V_Fkw28 Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. About Hair Love - From Matthew's official site: Hair Love, is a 7 minute animated short film that centers around the relationship between an African-American father, Stephen, his daughter,...

Warms The Heart- Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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Jingle Jangle
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey was written and directed by David E. Talbert. He and his wife, Lynn Sisson-Talbert, produced the film. Talbert describes the movie as “A love letter to his childhood.” This project took twenty years to bring to the big screen. I'm glad he made the movie happen. Phylicia Rashad, who portrays the grandmother, narrates this Christmas...

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