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Three-Part Documentary OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION Debuts August 3 Photo Three-Part Documentary OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION Debuts August 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021

OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION is directed by Emmy® winner Peter Kunhardt (HBO’s “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equality,” “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls”, “King in the Wilderness”).

Explore Shirley Chisholm's Legacy Then And Now in UNBOUGHT UNBOSSED CONVERSATIONS  Photo Explore Shirley Chisholm's Legacy Then And Now in UNBOUGHT UNBOSSED CONVERSATIONS 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2021

The Shirley Chisholm Cultural Institute (SCCI) with the National Action Network has announced the virtual Unbought Unbossed Conversations on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6pm edt.

Photo Flash: Firehouse Theatre Presents FIRES IN THE MIRROR Photo Photo Flash: Firehouse Theatre Presents FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021

Firehouse Theatre prents Anna Deavere Smith's FIRES IN THE MIRROR, which runs from Friday March 26 through Sunday April 25, 2021.

JAY-Z To Accept Gatekeeper of Truth Award At Harry Belafonte's 94th Birthday Celebrat Photo JAY-Z To Accept Gatekeeper of Truth Award At Harry Belafonte's 94th Birthday Celebration
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 23, 2021

The event will feature just-added performances & appearances from Tiffany Haddish, Usher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Charlamagne Tha God, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Susan Sarandon & Pete Buttigieg.

Common, Danny Glover & More To Celebrate Harry Belafonte's 94th Birthday Photo Common, Danny Glover & More To Celebrate Harry Belafonte's 94th Birthday
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021

Belafonte started the organization in 2005 after witnessing a news report of a 5-year-old Black girl being handcuffed and arrested in her Florida classroom for “being unruly.” The organization’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities that permeate the justice system.

The HISTORY Channel Announces New Doc TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: LEGACY OF COURAGE Photo The HISTORY Channel Announces New Doc TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: LEGACY OF COURAGE
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 28, 2021

The HISTORY® Channel announces its new one-hour documentary, “Tuskegee Airmen: Legacy of Courage,” executive produced and narrated by “Good Morning America” Anchor, Robin Roberts, premiering on Wednesday, February 10 at 8PM ET/PT. 

Nichelle Nichols' Inspiring Story Comes To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Nichelle Nichols' Inspiring Story Comes To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2021

The inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970s and 1980s, Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA will open in select theaters for one night only on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The Ridgefield Playhouse will screen the film at 7pm as part of the Cohen and Wolf, P.C. Movie Series.

Firehouse Theatre Announces FIRES IN THE MIRROR Photo Firehouse Theatre Announces FIRES IN THE MIRROR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

Firehouse Theatre has announced that it has added Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking FIRES IN THE MIRROR to its SEASON OF DISCOVERY. The solo performance features Jamar Jones and is directed by Katrinah Carol Lewis. FIRES IN THE MIRROR will open on Friday, March 26 and run through Sunday, April 25, 2021.

'Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA' Lands in Movi Photo 'Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA' Lands in Movie Theaters Nationwide for One Night Only
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 5, 2021

The inspiring true story of how renowned Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols pioneered the NASA recruiting program to hire people of color and the first female astronauts for the space agency in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Food For Thought Productions and National Action Network Present WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH by by Susan Charlotte
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

The award-wining theatre company, Food For Thought Productions, and the National Action Network, a not-for-profit civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton are presenting WHEN TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH, a compelling play about voter suppression. 

Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'Art And Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Cha Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Presents 'Art And Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Change) Minds'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited has announced their monthly panel Art and Activism: How Theater Can Open (and Change) Minds on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6pm via Zoom. The Zoom session will open at 6pm for roundtable introductions of attendees, and the program will start at 6:30pm - come prepared with your best 20-second summary of who you are, and what you need.

Shine Global Announces A Night With SNL's Kenan Thompson Photo Shine Global Announces A Night With SNL's Kenan Thompson
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2020

Shine Global, the non-profit media company that produces inspiring films and compelling content about underserved children and their families, announces a night of conversation with actor Kenan Thompson, star of Saturday Night Live (SNL), and producer Albie Hecht, who first worked with Kenan when he was a teenage cast member of the hit Nickelodeon series 'All That'.

Epix Sets Premiere Date for BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Docuseries Photo Epix Sets Premiere Date for BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY Docuseries
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 8, 2020

Premium television network EPIX® announced today that four-part docuseries By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem will premiere on November 8, 2020 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Watch a Clip From OWN SPOTLIGHT: CULTURE CONNECTION Photo Watch a Clip From OWN SPOTLIGHT: CULTURE CONNECTION
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 28, 2020

Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, “OWN Spotlight: Culture Connection & August 28th, Ava DuVernay & Rev. Sharpton” airs today.

Queen Latifah to Host CHANGE TOGETHER: FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO TODAY Photo Queen Latifah to Host CHANGE TOGETHER: FROM THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON TO TODAY
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020

To recognize the anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement, Facebook, in partnership with Will Packer Media and Jesse Collins Entertainment, will premiere a one-hour special.

ARTECHOUSE Presents Vince Fraser's WE RISE ABOVE, an Augmented Reality Experience Photo ARTECHOUSE Presents Vince Fraser's WE RISE ABOVE, an Augmented Reality Experience
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020

ARTECHOUSE debuts 'We Rise Above,' a nationwide collaboration with Afrosurrealist artist, Vince Fraser, for the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28.

Oprah Winfrey Hosts OWN SPOTLIGHT: CULTURE CONNECTION August 28th Photo Oprah Winfrey Hosts OWN SPOTLIGHT: CULTURE CONNECTION August 28th
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 24, 2020

Continuing conversations surrounding issues impacting Black lives, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today “OWN Spotlight: Culture Connection & August 28th, Ava DuVernay & Rev. Sharpton” to air Friday, August 28 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: Reimagined Version Of Stevie Wonder's 'Black Man' Video Features August Wilson Photo VIDEO: Reimagined Version Of Stevie Wonder's 'Black Man' Video Features August Wilson, Alvin Ailey, and Denzel Washington
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2020

A powerful new video is now available for the creative reimagining of Stevie Wonder's 'Black Man,' remixed by Brennan Williams (aka Will Coloan), producer and founder of Coloan Records.

'Global Communicator' July Social Justice Issue Features Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdli Photo 'Global Communicator' July Social Justice Issue Features Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdlinger, And Dreena Whitfield
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2020

As the #BlackLivesMatter movement grows stronger, the push for equity and diversity at all levels of government, business, and academia intensify. Global Communicator has dedicated its July 2020 issue to social justice. Featured in this special issue are fascinating, long-form features on communications specialists Areva Martin, Rachel Noerdlinger, and Dreena Whitfield, who have all played significant roles in keeping social justice issues at the forefront in the media.

VIDEO: HBO Shares Trailer for YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN Photo VIDEO: HBO Shares Trailer for YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 15, 2020

YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN, directed by Muta'Ali Muhammad (“Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee”) and debuting WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 (9:00-10:40 p.m. ET/PT), tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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