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Ralph McDaniels looks to preserve Video Music Box’s legacy online

“So much of our culture has been lost over the years, because someone just threw it away,” said Ralph McDaniels to the AmNews.

Here comes the 2nd annual ‘Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival’

So that about art imitating life or the inverse life imitating art holds true, what does art post 2020 look like? How does it sound? While we await for a definitive piece that exemplifies those queries, we can be certain ...

Season 3 of ‘American Gods’ premieres on Prime Jan. 10

It’s season three for the supernatural series “American Gods” and the new season enters with an eerie bang befitting for the gods. The theme is war.

Pixar steps into cultural diversity with ‘Soul’

When I was a little girl, my father would ask me if I was happy with my choice of parents. Further, he explained that each soul chooses their life paths for a myriad of reasons. I was five years old.

‘Mr. SOUL!’—a reclamation of important TV history

Like a re-discovered treasure, a video clip of iconic poet Nikki Giovanni and legendary novelist James Baldwin has been circulating on social media for a few years now, a pleasant surprise for those who come across it.

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ comes to Netflix Dec. 18

There is no doubt in my mind that “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is a serious Oscar contender.

Joy Bryant: A Bronx girl making her legacy

Actress Joy Bryant was born and raised in the boogie-down Bronx to a single teenage mother and raised by her grandmother.

New York African Film Fest (NYAFF) makes virtual return Dec. 2-6

A safe way to explore African cinema with Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) begins, virtually — Dec. 2-6.

African Diaspora International Film Fest 2020 highlights

Mother Africa is calling—it’s a virtual call, answer her. The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary (virtually) nationwide for the first time from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 ...

Premier nonfiction film fest DOC NYC goes virtual this year

As with pretty much all events this year, DOC NYC, New York City’s all documentary film festival, will be held virtually.

HBO Max’s ‘The Witches’ is a perfect new version

“The Witches” is based on Roald Dahl’s book. He’s a prolific author who made a career of focusing on characters that seriously despise little children.

Black Voices Are Loud and Clear at New York Film Festival

The lineup at the 2020 New York Film Festival (NYFF) included an impressive array of African diaspora films and the festival’s usual collection of international motion pictures.

One to watch: Angel Manuel Soto, director of ‘Charm City Kings’

I am not wrong about finding new talent. I know what I know—and what I know is that director/screenwriter Angel Manuel Soto is the real deal.

Powerful docu ‘Time’ gets global launch on Amazon Prime

You can’t make this up. The truth is always more unbelievable than anything that a Hollywood screenwriter or novelist can conceive.

‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ now playing on Netflix

I love Radha Blank’s semi-autobiographical comedy, “The 40-Year-Old Version,” now playing on Netflix.

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