369TH EXPERIENCE BAND TIES HBCU MUSICIANS TO WWI BLACK HISTORY

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

Thanks to the United States World War I Centennial Commission, Coca Cola and the network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a band of 42 accomplished musicians from HBCUs are traveling around the country playing the sounds of the 369th Infantry Regimental Band that made its mark in history during WWI and WWII. […]

FILM REVIEW: THE FAREWELL

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

When you walk out of the theater you may feel like you just left a family meal or a close friend’s house. That familial reaction is the result of Wang’s welcoming storytelling and an ensemble cast that makes you feel at home as you experience a sweet and sour drama, which tends to be more sweet. […]

AVA DUVERNAY’S “WHEN THEY SEE US” WINS MASS ATTENTION FOR FOCUS ON FALSELY ACCUSED CENTRAL PARK FIVE

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

As DuVernay’s film gained viewers and momentum and waves of publicity, Linda Fairstein, the main prosecutor of the Central Park Five, was dropped by her publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on June 7. Fairstein has never apologized or admitted there was a wrongful prosecution in the case. Several prosecutors and detectives have avoided discussing the series. The five men are pursuing an additional $52 million in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims. […]

HATTILOO THEATRE PANEL EXPLORE 400 YEARS OF AFRICANS IN AMERICA

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

“When we unify, we can work with people we wouldn’t normally get along with. Our commonality is that we all want the best for our people. Black love does not mean white hate. I unapologetically love Black people. I want the best for my people — unapologetically,” said Minister Anthony Mohammad with the Nation of Islam. […]

FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

July 28, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

“When she helped school her white editors on the power of her works and viewpoints on African American culture and experiences, she faced the same challenge that many African Americans encounter when dealing with their white counterparts in business, education, politics, etc. Resistance. As she recounts her experiences, Morrison is poised, resolved and reflective. Somewhat akin to an intelligent philosopher or an academic who patiently teaches a class of inquisitive but slow-learning freshmen.” […]

NAACP CALLS FOR THE HOUSE TO BEGIN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

July 26, 2019 Mary Thatch 0

The NAACP’s vote comes one day before former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before Congress, which many Democrats hope will help strengthen the argument for impeachment among the legislators that fall outside of the 87 House members currently on record as expressing support for an impeachment inquiry. […]

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