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THE BLACK ASSOCIATION OF DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (“BADWEST”) PRESENTS ITS 12th ANNUAL “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 AT THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE
April 30, 2018
The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWEST) presents its exciting and always anticipated 12th annual “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” on Saturday, May 5, 2018, 12:00 p.m. ... read more »
Tribeca Film Festival — It’s A Wrap — 2022
June 19, 2022
Perhaps the surprising lack of interesting films at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival is a direct result of the impact of COVID-19, and in an odd way, I sincerely hope that’s the only reason. ... read more »
Institute of contemporary Art, Los Angeles Host First Time Exhibitions: Presenting Black Identity and The Effects of Marketing
February 10, 2022
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) held an exhibition that highlighted self-awareness and the celebration of Black History Month Sunday, February 5. ... read more »
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Janet Rollé Named CEO and Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre
December 16, 2021
The American Ballet Theatre announced that Janet Rollé will become the new CEO and Executive Director at American Ballet Theatre. Her appointment which was announced by the Board Chariman Andrew Barth will become effective January 3, 2022. Rollé joins ABT from Parkwood Entertainment, having served as General Manager since 2016. ... read more »
LACMA Hosts Obama Portraits and Black Americans Exhibit
October 21, 2021
Los Angeles County Museum of Art will open “The Obama Portraits Tour” and “Black American Portraits” on November 7. The exhibits feature the “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” painting as created by Amy Sherald, the “Barack Obama” artwork as visualized by Kehinde Wiley and two centuries of Kehinde Wiley. ... read more »
TRANSCENDENCE, DISABILITY AND HOPE ARE THE THEMES OF THE MOVIES PRODUCED BY FILMS WITH A PURPOSE
September 9, 2021
Films With A Purpose (FWAP) moves the films of three emerging directors to the spotlight. In addition, FWAP has scheduled a week of live screenings to share viewing of the films on the big screen daily to create awareness, impact, and inspiration for Southern California audiences. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay’s Film Collective ARRAY Partners with Google to Create Feature Film Grant for Underrepresented Creatives    
June 4, 2021
This week, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY is a  grassroots distribution, arts and advocacy collective focused on amplifying work by people of color and women, founded by acclaimed director Ava DuVernay. The ARRAY + Google Feature Film Grant, which will provide funds to produce the recipient’s first full-length feature film, was instituted as a way to help build a more equitable and inclusive artistic community of diverse storytellers.  ... read more »
Young Voices Speak Through Film At 11th Annual BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival Online on BHERC TV
January 7, 2021
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) announced the 11th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival programming. Traditionally brought to the public annually as a live event, this year the festival will make its online debut on BHERCTV.com. The BHERC Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) opens Saturday January 16 and runs thru Thursday, January 31, 2021. ... read more »
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Writer & Director Tayarisha Poe delivers in first feature film ‘Selah and The Spades’
April 15, 2020
TAYARISHA POE: I made an overture to “Selah and the Spades,” called "Overture," in 2014, knowing I eventually wanted to make a feature. But I didn't know how to write a feature script, and I didn't know what it would be about, so I wrote short stories about the characters and their world — one every day for the month of November 2014. At the end of the month, I had all these stories. Since I knew how to write and take photos, I turned the stories into separate multimedia works. It's not the most conventional approach to making a movie but it worked for the story because I wound up spending so much time world-building and thinking about the lives of these kids, which in the end made the feature itself so much more complex and rich.  ... read more »
Black AIDS Institute’s 20th Gala Honored Karamo and Tarell Alvin McCraney Raises 300K
February 21, 2020
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) hosted its 20th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala on Saturday February 8th, 2020 at the California African American Museum. Actor and activist, Jay Ellis welcomed the audience along with Senator Holly Mitchell. ... read more / view gallery »
LOS ANGELES LINKS “Night of a Million Dreams”— A Celebration of The 2019 Leadership Institute
January 9, 2020
Over the past 67 years, the cotillion has been the culmination of a comprehensive program that embodies Los Angeles Chapter’s commitment to service and leadership development of youth. ... read more »
MC Lyte Making Dreams a Reality for African American Scholars
May 23, 2019
“…once I received the MC Lyte #EducateOURMen Scholarship to Dillard, I knew that I was destined to have a fulfilling college experience that was beyond my wildest dreams and I cannot thank MC Lyte, Lynn Richardson and the Hip Hop Sisters Foundation enough for investing in me and being one of my strongest support systems,” said Joshua Williams, a valedictorian at historically Black Dillard University. ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiture at National Museum of African American History of Culture and the National Portrait Gallery
January 18, 2019
Kadir Nelson’s portrait captures the grace and kindness of Henrietta Lacks while nodding to her enduring biomedical legacy. (NPG and NMAAHC, Gift from Kadir Nelson and the JKBN Group LLC) In life, ... read more »
Educational Theatre Institute (ETI) Announces the Production of “The Seven Maids From Stockbridge” at West Angeles Performing Arts Theater
August 27, 2018
The ETI production of the writer, Ken Sagoes’ story of THE SEVEN MAIDS FROM STOCKBRIDGE,will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the West Angeles Performing Arts Theater at 3020 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. Proceeds from this fundraiser will provide access to arts education for underserved youth. It will be one show only at 3:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale. ... read more »
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