Category Archives: Film
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
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
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
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.
“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