Like it or not, MY UNDERSTANDING is changing and becoming more focused.IF YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT "BLACK HISTORY" from the stand point of OPPRESSION - you had better be ready for me to fire back at you asking: "Why are you talking to me...Show More Summary
Editor’s note: This short-film series is a collaboration between The Root and El Rey Network to support, elevate and promote African-American filmmakers via on-air, digital and editorial platforms. These talented filmmakers represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment. Show More Summary
AFTER CONSUMING CERTAIN MEDIA THIS WEEK AND LISTENING TO THE PROPAGANDA OF THE COLONIZER'S FIELD AGENTS STRINGING ALONG BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA I HAVE CONCLUDED: My hopes to see a BLACK FACE on the TV or Movie Screen WILL NEVER supersede my core principles for THE TRUTH and support for ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT among my interest group. Show More Summary
On this episode of #TheSpin host Esther Armah talks with Professor Blair LM Kelley and DJ Scholar Lynnee Denise about Beyonce's #Lemonade, the proposed $20 Bill bearing Harriet Tubman's image and the sudden death of Prince Rogers Nelson.
'An exploration led by professor Cheryl Finley on the impact that Dr. Deborah Willis has had on Black photography and visual archival studies.' -- +Schomburg Center
Sonics and Visual for "The Wilhelm Scream" from #Lemonade Collaborator James Blake.
A Short Film for Flying Lotus's "Until the Quiet Comes" from director and #Lemonade Collaborator Khalil Joseph.
Has Drake fallen off? I’ve had a hunch that this was happening for a little over a year now, but the pop-culture whirlwind of Meek Mill and “Hotline Bling” threw me off the case. The truth was buried beneath a shower of memes and GIFs. Somehow, the stench of tepid-hotdog-water bars found their way into this detective’s nose.
"PSST! Don’t tell anyone, but the number of Asian Americans will surpass African Americans by the middle of this century," Ed Diokno wrote Tuesday for AsAmNews. "A recent report from Pew Research Center, 10 Demographic Trends Shaping the U.S., glossed over this hugely significant shift. Show More Summary
Joy Reid will officially take over the time slot left behind by Melissa Harris-Perry, hosting a new program that will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, Adweek reports.
Earlier this month, Angela Davis, iconic scholar, author and political activist, joined a public conversation organized by the Drug Policy Alliance to discuss drug policy and criminal-justice discrimination in the United States, both issues of critical importance to African-American and Latino communities.
Salon's Scott Timberg speaks to African American Studies scholar Mark Anthony Neal about #Lemonade, R&B, celebrity, and Bey's take on masculinity. When we see the scene in the forgiveness portion of the film, which is “Sandcastles” on...Show More Summary
Queen Ya Ya of the Washitaw Nation is The Mardi Gras Indian Of #Lemonade by JMJAfrx | Diaspora Hypertext Thank you to Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Big Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society (@queenreesie on Twitter), for identifying Queen Ya Ya and giving me permission to share that id. Show More Summary
I moved to Brazil a little over a year ago, but it didn't take long for me to see that Afro-Brazilians face many of the same issues of racism and injustice as African Americans. After listening to their experiences on race and identity, I decided to film their stories and share with the site, Seven Scribes. Show More Summary
Julie Dash's seminal 1991 film "Daughters of the Dust" will be getting a theatrical rerelease, with a new restoration. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Last week, I was invited to a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival of the first episode of the Rootsremake, set to premiere on the History Channel on Memorial Day. During the screening, which took place at the School of Visual Arts Theatre, a random white woman sat in the seat right next to me while dozens of other seats were available. Show More Summary
Beyoncé is our reigning pop queen. And considering the success of Lemonade, the visual album that aired on HBO, it's a given that her wardrobe, her hair and makeup, and her imagery will be studied and imitated for the rest of the year. There is nothing wrong with this. Well, there's nothing wrong with most of it.
A Virginia father has turned himself in to Prince William County, Va., police after disturbing video was posted to Facebook showing him boxing with his son for “discipline” and leaving the 17-year-old bloodied, Fox 5 DC reports.
A Virginia man is facing multiple charges after a 2-year-old died after being left in a hot car, the New York Daily News reports.
Black Girls Vote was out in full force leading up to Maryland's primary race on Tuesday with the goal of educating and engaging more black voters in the state. HuffPost's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Ebonee Nelson, the organization'sShow More Summary