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Jazz Pianist Jason Moran will perform live score for historical film “ Selma” at the Soraya
January 30, 2020
Jason Moran is the name to know in the jazz circuit. ... read more »
Golden Globe Awards Blackout — Travesty or Testament?
January 16, 2020
Black talent being shut out of the Golden Globes is not just a travesty but also a testament to the power of the work and the narratives being told that challenge the status quo. Why folks assume that awards shows invested in the same media industries that continue to perpetuate and recycle the vilest stereotypes of black identity and behavior would somehow acknowledge the stories, performances and behind-the-scenes work that challenges dominant ways of thinking about Black people on and off-screen is befuddling. ... read more »
A Tribute to a Living Legend: Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
January 9, 2020
In 1965, Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led what was planned as a peaceful 54-mile march through Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The march, a protest of the discriminatory practices and Jim Crow laws that prevented African Americans from voting, would be remembered in history as "Bloody Sunday," one of the most dramatic and violent incidents of the American Civil Rights Movement. ... read more »
House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015
December 12, 2019
The bill would require all states to get federal approval for election changes known to disproportionately affect voters of color. ... read more »
Che “Rhymefest” Smith—A Man With a Mission
April 12, 2019
In 2015, I interviewed Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith about “In My Father’s House”—a heart -wrenching documentary about his search to find his estranged father.  What he uncovered shocked him to his core. His father had been living on the streets and in and out of homeless shelters for years,  fighting alcoholism, just miles away from him the entire time.  ... read more »
Leading Fashion Creators Launch Black Design Collective
April 11, 2019
Combining their experience and knowledge as leading fashion creators, Kevan Hall, Angela Dean and TJ Walker have launched the Black Design Collective (BDC) to provide resources and opportunities to African Americans in the industry. ... read more »
WATCH: Today Marks Selma “Bloody Sunday” Anniversary, Democratic Presidential Candidates Remember
March 3, 2019
SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. ... read more »
Ava DuVernay to Make Prince documentary for Netflix
November 2, 2018
The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire life. ... read more »
MLK tackled many issues in his lifetime. Where are we now?
April 5, 2018
Fifty years after his assassination, some of these barriers have fallen _ but others remain. ... read more »
Home-grown reactionaries, not Russians, are greatest threat to our elections
March 10, 2018
This past weekend, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965, march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was savagely put down by police. ... read more »
Kamala Harris at 53rd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday: “Look to Selma” 
March 8, 2018
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered remarks at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, as a part of the 25th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee. ... read more »
Historically black college fighting for survival in Selma 
February 15, 2018
A historically black Lutheran college is fighting for survival in Selma.  ... read more »
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of ‘John Lewis: Get in the Way’
February 14, 2018
The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Black History Month with a Screening and Discussion of John Lewis: Get in the Way ... read more »
Ayuko Babu Speaks on the Selma Protest
March 29, 2017
Ayuko Babu reminisces on his experiences protesting at Selma. Host: Brandon Brooks ... read more / watch video »
Ayuko Babu Speaks on Martin Luther King Jr.
March 26, 2017
Ayuko Babu reminisces on his times meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explains his support for the Black Lives Matter Movement. Host: Brandon I. Brooks ... read more / watch video »
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