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Film Review: “16 Bars”
October 31, 2019
Speech (aka Todd Thomas) from the band Arrested Development is doing spirit work inside a city jail in jail of Richmond, VA. In Theaters November 8 in NYC and on November 15 in L.A. ... read more »
Daniel Krikke’s documentary’s “Scared of Revolution”
September 26, 2019
A look at the life of former addict Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets. ... read more »
FAME Premieres Voter Suppression Documentary
September 25, 2019
  “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote,” a documentary about the 2018 midterm elections in Georgia, will make its West Coast premiere on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m., ... read more »
WATCH: On the Red Carpet at “Hitsville: The Making of Motown” Premiere
August 14, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel Managing Editor Brandon I. Brooks interviews Motown legends on the red carpet at the premiere of Showtime’s latest documentary, “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.” ... read more / watch video »
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 »
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