Fri. May 29th, 2020

Documentary

The Brooklyn Academy of Music celebrates DanceAfrica—the United States’ largest African dance festival—through digital public programming, launching May 18. The series of digital offerings pays special tribute to the people who have shaped the popular festival over the past 42 years. Including conversations with Abdel R.... Read More
Dred-Scott Keyes must be congratulated for his photo documentation of Slavery and post Slavery conditions of African-Americans and their mass migration out of the southern United States. Dred-Scott Keyes produces a radio program "The Cutting Edge" where Journalism, Politics, Culture and Activism Converge".... Read More
The Negro Ensemble Company is BACK! — Like other American-African theater organizations, this iconic company has been struggling for well over a decade to provide and maintain a professional venue for Black playwrights to tell stories about people from the African diaspora in quality staged productions. Founded in 1967 by Robert Hooks, Douglass Turner Ward and Gerald S.... Read More
Cornell University Library has made available a collection of 645 African-American images from the 1860s through the 1960s. The collection was donated to the University by Stephan and Beth Loewentheil in 2012. The university says "one of the goals — both the Lowentheils is putting the collection together and ours in putting the digital collection online — is to push back against the predominance of material on African-Americans as enslaved people or working in menial jobs or other stereotypical situations.... Read More