“Not Yo Mama’s Movement (Premiere)” At The Schomburg In Harlem

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Rokhaya Diallo, Afro-Parisienne journalist, antiracism activist, and award-winning filmmaker, turned her camera on an emerging generation of black activists who, in the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, were able to mobilize international opinion in favor of the protests in America. Continue Reading →

Everything Harlem’s Sharpton Has Lived For Is At Stake

e03921212e871ea2716eab1327767f02July 20, 2014, three days after Eric Garner suffocated to death during an arrest by New York City police officers for selling loose cigarettes, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the Sunday sermon at Riverside Church, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Black theater community reacts to Tonya Pinkins quitting Mother Courage

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Woodie King, Jr., producing director of New Federal Theatre, was immediately concerned after Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother Courage and Her Children in which she was to play the title character. Continue Reading →

Harlem Book Fair Authors Discuss Race On C-Span’s Book TV

022DPL7857-Pamela Newkirk-LCoinciding with the surge of awareness around the killings of unarmed black men, Pamela Newkirk (pictured), author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, and author Sherilynn Ifill (On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century), a regular political and election night commentator on both national and local television. Continue Reading →

“New Research “Quantifies Hope” For Black Men And Boys”

cover_zps45orr8heA new report jointly released by Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males. Education historically receives the largest share of this support, but giving in other areas, including human services and public affairs, has grown. Continue Reading →