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Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records
June 20, 2019
“When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder. ... read more »
Devil’s Pie – D’Angelo, asks: “What feeds your soul?”
May 9, 2019
In the new documentary “Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo,” D’Angelo answers the question for what feeds his soul ... read more »
Protests Planned at Screening of Michael Jackson Documentary
January 24, 2019
“…in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, America’s embrace of “I believe the victims” has intensified. However, Michael Jackson’s family and ultra-loyal fan base, are having none of it.” ... read more »
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, Screening and Panel
January 25, 2018
A careful variety of HCBU alumni from the 1940s through the ’70s peppered the storytelling with first hand accounts or their experiences of protest, death and celebration. ... read more »
“Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race”
December 28, 2017
In the documentary, we follow Bradley as he uses previous "Coalition-building campaign strategies" used before by other campaigns (of civil rights, Mayor Sam Yorty)  before him to succeed.   ... read more »
‘LA 92’ Documentary Screening and Panel discussions
November 16, 2017
LA 92 is told in news clips and summaries of journalists and newsmen and women on the ground as the 92’ unrest was in progress. ... read more »
Film Director Damani Baker on “The House on CoCo Road”
August 10, 2017
Film Director Damani Baker talks about THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, an intimate documentary exploration of heritage and history against the backdrop of a brewing Afro-centric revolution as the U.S. government prepares to invade the island nation of Grenada. A captivating story of a woman who risks the lives of herself and her young children in pursuit of liberty. First hand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of Utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. Reporter: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
‘Whose Streets’ Reveals Daunting Truths Following the Aftermath of Slain Ferguson Teen Michael Brown
August 10, 2017
Of course, in instances of police brutality preceding Brown’s death, there was little to no visual evidence of wrongdoing at the hands of police. ... read more »
LA Sentinel interviews the stars of Step: The Movie
August 4, 2017
The trials and tribulations of their personal lives along with the highs and lows of their senior year are the focus, as these young ladies prepare for graduation and a major step competition. Step is in theaters August 4th. Film footage, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. ... read more / watch video »
“The House on CoCo Road” Tells Intimate Truth of Grenada’s Utopian Society
July 6, 2017
For Baker, he didn’t realize at the time that he was surrounded by women leaders including his mother, who made such an impact on the justice Black people fought to achieve. ... read more »
Margaret Byrne’s Doc ‘RAISING BERTIE’ Examines Rural Disenfranchisement of Black Men
July 6, 2017
When I decided to make a film in Bertie, I wanted to bring attention to a community that wasn't being talked about ... read more »
“United In Anger: A History Of Act Up”
May 25, 2017
Jun. 27 On June 27, 7:30-9:30 PM Hammer Museum: Los Angeles presents “United In Anger: A History Of Act Up”. This documentary follows a small group that came together across race, ... read more »
Reel Talk: 4.20.17
April 20, 2017
In 1979, Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing the book. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. ... read more / view gallery »
Raoul Peck: “The Hollywood Story Has Never Been Ours”
March 19, 2017
The Los Angeles Sentinel chats with Black Hollywoods' Storytellers at EBONY iTUNES Movies event in Hollywood. Oscar Nominated Filmmaker Raoul Peck, Singer-Songrwriter and Actress LeToya Luckett, Omar Dorsey, and Goapele dish on the importance of telling the stories of Black culture without compromise. Reporter/Videographer: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Ava DuVernay, Nipsey Hussle, Dr. Melina Abdullah & More Talk “13th”
February 10, 2017
Must see panel discussion surrounding Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary, "13th" which explores the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and America's perilous transition from slavery to mass incaceration. Panelists included filmmaker Ava DuVernay, rapper, social activist and business owner Nipsey Hussle, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder and educator Melina Abdullah, Los Angeles Police Commissioner Cynthia McClain-Hill, Esq., and award-winning civil rights attorney, host and moderator for the evening, Areva Martin. Sponsored by Blackwood Alliance and The California Endowment, panelists and the artist community gathered at the historic Nate Holden Theatre in Los Angeles. ... read more / watch video »
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