Category Archives: Film

10 Black Directors to Watch in 2014

 ICYMI, check out Paste Magazine’s 10 Black Directors to Watch in 2014. Number 1 on the list is Ryan Coogler of Fruitvale Station fame. Definitely a must see film.  Don’t want to spoil the surprise, so I won’t reveal any … Continue reading

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Documentary | The Prep School Negro

The Prep School Negro documents the prep school experience of filmmaker André Robert Lee.  At age 14, Lee received a scholarship to attend the elite Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, a world away from his inner city home.  The film … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stone Center Library Guide to the Web!

In the mid 1990s while working at a university, I compiled my first list of “African American Internet Resources.”  At my next job, I continued to add to the list.  By the early 2000s, a static web page was no … Continue reading

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“When I Rise” Available Online through Feburary 15, 2011

If you missed “When I Rise” the other night or it didn’t air in your area, it’s available online until Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

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Independent Lens Presents “When I Rise”

“When I Rise” explores the life of mezzo-soprano Barbara Smith Conrad.  The documentary chronicles the controversy that ensued when Ms. Conrad was cast in the female lead role in a 1957 opera production at the University of Texas, Austin.  The … Continue reading

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