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Writer Felicia Pride steps behind the camera to direct her first short film “Tender” — a look at a woman’s sexuality.
October 8, 2020
In Pride’s film “Tender” I understood that I was looking at the work of an exciting new director. ... read more »
‘South Central Love’ Created By 25-Year-Old Filmmaker Christina Cooper Stands as a Change Agent in the Fight Against Gun Violence
July 18, 2019
“South Central Love” was created from a place of purpose, philanthropy, and love. ... read more »
Suzan-Lori Parks – Pulitzer Prize-winner Talks About ‘Native Son’ and More
May 9, 2019
The First African American Woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize talks about her adaption of Richard Wrights' novel ‘Native Son’ (now playing on HBO), and more. ... read more »
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NNPA Honors Black Lives Matter Founder with Newsmaker of the Year Award 
March 21, 2019
Alicia Garza, who coined the term “Black Lives Matter,” is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom fighter who also serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance which stands as the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in America.  ... read more »
“Where’s the Money?’ Stars Kat Graham & Andrew Bachelor Use Comedy to Confront Race in New Film
November 15, 2017
Watch as we sit down in an exclusive interview with actress Kat Graham and social media king Andrew Bachelor who talk about their new film, 'Where's the Money?', which hit select theaters on October 20 and HD Digital on October 24. Host: Brittany K. Jackson ... read more / watch video »
Exclusive: ASCAP’s Women Behind The Music Panel
October 25, 2017
ASCAP sheds light on the fierce women changing the landscape of female executives in the entertainment industry. This year’s honorees included music executives Ashley Calhoun, the Vice Present of A&R at Pulse Music Group, Ericka Coulter, the Senior Director of A&R at Epic Records and Roc Nation singer-songwriter Kirby Lauryen. Host Cristina Chavez moderated the panel. ... read more / watch video »
Actor Melvin Jackson Jr. Talks Faith, Family and His Humble Journey to Stardom
January 25, 2017
Jackson says that it’s critical for aspiring entertainment professionals to “put in the work” and that there’s no such thing as “insta-fame” ... read more »
Discovering the Unexpected on the Journey to Empowerment: Young NNPA Black Scholars
June 9, 2016
The legendary scholar, writer and visionary James Baldwin once personally confided with me that he had come to know that the “power of the pen” for Black people in America and throughout world was “truly transformative and irreversibly impactful on the consciousness of all those who cry out for freedom, equality and justice.” Baldwin’s prophetic words from the 1970’s are still true today. ... read more »
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Pioneering Black Journalist Dies at Age 88
October 21, 2015
Born in Dallas Texas in 1926, Louie Robinson defied the odds of a time when America denied the existence of Black excellence, let alone the tools with which a Black writer could emerge to chronicle such things. Robinson not only showcased some of the nation’s most famous symbols of Black achievement, he exposed their humanity in such a way that readers might see themselves in the stars. Sidney Poitier was first interviewed by Robinson in 1955, before the Bahamian born actor was well-known. ... read more »
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