Season Finale Of ‘AfroPoP’ Concludes With Journey Of Hope

AfroPop Season 8 mosaic_Courtesy National Black Programming Consortium1Season eight of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—the nation’s only documentary series about life, art and culture across the African Diaspora—concludes with two stories of hope, hope inspired by youth. Continue Reading →

Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution At Raw Space In Harlem

64d82e_c6ed373673544358ae142f07622064e7Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, is a Black History Month celebration of Black excellence, artistry, activism and independent film.Our Revolution Award honorees include Oscar-nominated director of Selma Ava DuVernay, Eclipsed playwright and The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, author/actor/activist Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI-NY, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and Black Lives Matter. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Royalty At The Sundance Film Festival 2016

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As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival draws to a close this past weekend, let’s take a look back and assess what just happened. Beyond finding out what movies were good and not so good, what did we learn? Continue Reading →

The Athena Film Festival 2016 At Barnard College At Harlem

film fest image in harlemNow in its sixth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership—is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Continue Reading →

AfroPoP TV Series Beats The Drum For PAN

AfroPop Season 8 mosaic_Courtesy National Black Programming Consortium1Season eight of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange—the nation’s only documentary series about life, art and culture across the African Diaspora—continues with the electrifying story of the steel drum, or pan. Premiering on Monday, January 25, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on WORLD Channel, directors Jérôme Guiot and Thierry Teston’s high-energy Pan! Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Reel Sisters Awards Ceremony

Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann

Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann

 By Udo Salters

On October 25 CENTRIC/BET Network joined Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series in celebrating the accomplishments of the honorees and award-winning filmmakers! Jessica Williams and Ebony Jo-Ann were the honorees and received the Hattie McDaniel Award. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Daddy’s Home’ In Theaters Today!

76052a3e-19d1-49bc-8506-2efa081b1809Daddy’s Home” follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Will “crazy as hell” Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children- simple enough, right! Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Men Of The Cloth’ A Doc About Three Master Tailors (video)

men of the cloth filmMen Of The Cloth by ­filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos is an engaging documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their careers. This engrossing ­film unravels the mystery of their artistry. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “When AIDS Was Funny,” A New Chilling Film

when aids was funny in harlemOne of the most prominent stains on the reputation of the much-mythologized Reagan administration was its response, or lack of response, to the AIDS crisis as it began to ravage American cities from Harlem to Hollywood in the early and mid-1980s. Continue Reading →

‘In Transit,’ By Albert Maysles In Harlem (video)

in transitIn Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. Continue Reading →