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September 10, 2020
“Are you OK?” It was an ominous way to wake up: a ping from a text 15 minutes before my morning alarm would have buzzed. The message was from a friend—not a close one,...
September 10, 2020
Mr. SOUL!: From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising...
September 10, 2020
Myth of a Colorblind France: Myth of a Colorblind France examines the ways that racism has plagued not only African Americans fleeing the United States, but Africans and...
September 9, 2020
This wide-ranging and diverse shortlist demonstrates the power of non-fiction, and of the humanities and social sciences, to examine the critical issues of our time through a...
August 14, 2020
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Zoom is Yale’s audio and visual conferencing platform. Topic: African American Studies Information Session Time: Aug 14, 2020 12:...
August 10, 2020
“Music is my refuge.” This is how Maya Angelou opens her third memoir, “Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas,” from 1976. When she was piecing together a...
Vintage: Families of Value film collage
July 16, 2020
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Thomas Allen Harris’ debut film VINTAGE: FAMILIES OF VALUE, Third World Newsreel and Family Pictures USA present “Black Families Through...
June 26, 2020
SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 Axios 22 This edition examines the future of police reform, economy, public safety and the 2020 election, featuring interviews with: Former Minority...
June 24, 2020
Between 1987 and 1995, public television released four independent documentaries by filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Tongues Untied, Black Is … Black Ain’t , Color...