As 2104 draws to a close it's a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It's also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on DVD/VOD in weeks to come.
Dobet Gnahoré: Grammy Award-winning vocalist comes to the Ordway stage for a onenight- only performance
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced it will welcome Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dobet Gnahoré for a special one-night-only performance on Sunday, Jan. 11 as part of its World Music and Dance series.
Tavis on repositioning Dr. King as a revolutionary
Tavis Smiley The "Death of a King" Interview with Kam Williams
Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the author of 16 best-selling books. Here, he talks about his latest opus, "Death of a King."
From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown to Tamir Rice
Ben Crump The "Black Lives Matter" Interview with Kam Williams
Through his legal prowess and advocacy in the Trayvon Martin case, the Martin Lee Anderson Boot Camp case, and the Robbie Tolan Supreme Court Case, attorney Benjamin Crump has already secured a significant legacy founded in Constitutional law. His considerable acumen as both a litigator and an advocate has ensured that those most frequently marginalized are protected by the nation's contract with its constituency. His landmark civil rights legal battles will be taught in textbooks and referenced by both this and future generations interested in understanding the scope of our fundamental Constitutional protections.
BOOK REVIEW: "Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System"
"The August 9th fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri has focused global attention on the precarious safety of young African-American men... Brown is only the most recent addition to the tragic list of shootings of young, African-American men that have ignited media attention in recent years.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.