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‘StartUp’ The Pursuit of Greed In a New Tech World, Season 2 begins – Edi Gathegi is back!
September 7, 2017
It’s a love story between father and daughter. I play the father. ... read more »
‘StartUp’ grooms Kelvin Harrison Jr., Season Two Begins: September 28
September 7, 2017
This was the brainchild of Cuban-American tech whiz Izzy Morales (Otmara Marrero) and this idea brought all the wolves out for the hunt. ... read more »
Allen Maldonado EVERYBODY DIGITAL teams up with NBC Universal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
August 24, 2017
Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having no money to support them or himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet. ... read more »
Filmmaker Dee Rees was honored with the Sundance Institute Vanguard Award
August 17, 2017
It celebrates an emerging artist with creative independence and includes a cash grant and mentorship from industry professionals and Institute staff. ... read more »
Mamoudou Athie is Basterd the Antichrist in Geremy Jasper’s ‘Patti Cake$’
August 17, 2017
Not bad for a mad-at-the-world punk rocker and a white hip-hop artist whose very charm is her underdog status. ... read more »
Producer Alicia Haywood Shakes It Up in TV and the VR World
August 17, 2017
I want to use this immersive experience [that virtual reality creates] to create projects for purpose. ... read more »
WE tv’s “Growing Up Hip Hop” Three Years and Going Strong
July 27, 2017
The discussion was moderated by Dwandalyn Reece, curator of music and performing arts (NMAAHC) and Timothy Anne Burnside, curatorial museum specialist (NMAAHC). ... read more »
Donté Clark’s “Romeo is Bleeding” an authentic voice to a bloody battle with no winners available on iTunes on August 1st
July 20, 2017
He knows what anger and vendettas can do to a community and he is all too familiar with the sting of loss and the numbing feeling of watching his young friends and family die, murdered in the streets by his own people ... read more »
‘I Am The Blues’ A Journey To The Back Roads And Juke Joints Of The Deep South July 12 on VOD
July 13, 2017
“I Am The Blues,” directed by Daniel Cross, now available on VOD July 12th takes the viewer into the deep, back-roads of the South visiting the authentic juke joints and listening to the stories of the people who play, live and know the real roots of the blues. The blues is a musical style—absolutely—but it’s a life style above-and-beyond and many of those who were eyewitness to the height of the blues are now at an advanced age. Here is what “I Am the Blues” filmmaker Daniel Cross had to say about where to find the blues and why the blues are still hard to define. LA Sentinel (LAS): Where are the best “blues clubs” in L.A. and NYC?   Daniel Cross (DC): I don’t have a good answer for this - I wish that I did. I hope to find out. LAS; People often say that it’s very hard to define the blues or rather we all have our own version of the blues.  What’s your definition? DC: Blues is music that reflects on a person’s life: the joy, the misery the camaraderie. It is meant to be shared and [sang] to another person so the story can be shared and evolved.  LAS:  Will the blues and places like those featured in the film find a new life?  If so, how and where?  If not—why not? DC: The places in the film were old juke joints and do not operate on a true economic model; they are more labors of love, places of history that are passed down, and the operators/managers do it out of a sense of community and for the music.  Today, in my time spent there, I did not sense a consistent flow of young people who were showing true interest or doing the work to keep these places alive. Perhaps, if there is an economic model attached that makes keeping the juke joints more profitable, then there will be people more interested in keeping them open.  The way it looks to me, the old juke joints will find it hard to get a new life. However, there are still many blues bars that operate like clubs and do just fine.  ... read more »
Tabay Atkins — Youngest Certified Yoga Instructor in America! 
July 6, 2017
Legends are born and grown slowly and carefully. It might seem like the stuff of Hollywood lore but the truth about Tabay Atkins is exactly that—the truth—and the truth is much more fanciful than fiction. ... 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 »
Dominic Santana stars as Suge Knight in ‘All Eyez On Me’
June 24, 2017
Santana knew that in landing the role, the pressure to “get it right” would only grow. ... read more »
The Black Association Of Documentary Filmmakers (‘Badwest’) Presents Its 11th Annual ‘Day of Black Docs’
June 23, 2017
It has, unfortunately, been in the interest of a white supremacy to continually denigrate our reality and portray us in a negative light. ... read more »
Rayven Ferrell as Sekyiwa Shakur “All Eyez on Me”
June 22, 2017
Directed by Benny Boom and starring new comer Demetrius Shipp Jr., as Shakur, the film—which opens nation wide on June 16, the late rapper's 46th birthday—is already no stranger to controversy with lengthy legal battles on “who and who does not” have the right to tell the slain rapper/actor/activist story. ... read more »
“Raising Bertie” Filmmaker Margaret Byrne look at rural life for three Black Men
June 22, 2017
This is not entertainment. It should not have that title of entertainment. It’s a wake-up call and despite all of the calls to wake up, community activist Vivian Saunders reminds them of the close proximity of the filled prisons. ... read more »
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