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BHERC Film Festival Examines Mental Health Issues and Answers
August 25, 2022
The Black Hollywood Education Resource Center (BHERC) presents the screening of a nine films focused on mental health, the filmmakers, and healthcare professionals at the 28th Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM SEMSF). ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ Screened at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 26, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness, screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19 to May 1. Jennifer had to reschedule her 30th wedding anniversary to Greece in order to be in attendance for her screening at this festival, that's how special this screening was to her. This documentary has been screened at over 30 film festivals across the world but being supported by the black community is always a great feeling she states. ... read more »
‘Subjects of Desire’ screening at the 30th Anniversary of Pan African Film Festival
May 16, 2022
‘Subjects of Desire’, a provocative feature documentary written and directed by Jennifer Holness,  screened at the 30th Anniversary of the Pan African Film Festival that took place in Los Angeles this past weekend from April 19- May 1. ... read more »
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Top 3 finalist Amira Unplugged from ‘Becoming a Popstar’
May 16, 2022
‘Becoming a Popstar’ is a music competition that began this year that highlights rising TikTok stars, where fans get to decide which one becomes the next pop sensation. ... read more »
30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
May 2, 2022
The 2022 Bounce Trumpet Award took place at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood on April 23rd, 2022. ‘ ... read more »
Dismantling the House that Racism Has Built: Reflections on Black History Month 
March 2, 2022
February is once again, as every year, the month when this country celebrates Black History Month. And once again my thoughts immediately fall short of being celebratory as they are overshadowed by the reality that it is the only time this nation acknowledges how critical the African-American has been and continues to be to this country’s development.    ... read more »
Earl Titus, Son-in-Law of Cong. Maxine Waters, Passes Away
January 19, 2022
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) announced that her son-in-law, Earl Lynn Titus, the husband of her daughter, Karen Waters Titus, passed away on January 17, after a massive heart attack. ... read more »
Attorney General Reverses Jim Crow, Pro-Segregation Opinions
January 14, 2022
Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws. ... read more »
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Ibram X. Kendi writing children’s story ‘Goodnight Racism’
January 14, 2022
The next book in Ibram X. Kendi's prolific and award-winning publishing career is a picture story with a hopeful message. ... read more »
Black history sites in 5 Southern states to receive grants
January 14, 2022
Sites associated with Black history in five Southern states will each receive grants of $50,000 from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy group based in Alabama, the organization said Tuesday. ... read more »
January 14: The George Leary,” First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895
January 14, 2022
January 14: The George Leary," First Steamboat Organized by Black People, 1895 ... read more »
Kimberlé Crenshaw Discusses ‘Intersectional Feminism’
January 13, 2022
Women's and Gender studies major Sara Hayet ’18 interviews Kimberlé Crenshaw about "Intersectional Feminism." Crenshaw served as the keynote speaker on Sept. 17, 2015, for the 30th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies at Lafayette. ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Solange Knowles Opens Up About How She Turned Her Trauma , Rage and Anger into Her Art
January 13, 2022
Solange Knowles opens up about how she turned her trauma, rage and anger into her art ... read more / watch video »
Solange Knowles & Toyin Odutola discuss ‘inspiration’
January 13, 2022
In the final episode of the series in conjunction with EDITION Hotels, singer-songwriter Solange Knowles and visual artist Toyin Odutola discuss the theme of 'Inspiration.' ... read more / watch video »
WATCH:15 Untold Black History Inventors Wasn’t Taught At School
January 13, 2022
Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin and the penicillin. Take a moment and look around. Do you see any inventions? Inventions are everywhere you look! Your computer, your clothes, your notebook, your furniture - inventions are all around you. An object may have been invented a long time ago, or it may be an improvement based on other inventions, but every man made object you see was originally an invention of some kind. ... read more / watch video »
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