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What can we do about the staggering infection and death rates among African Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic? Watc...
05/07/2020
THE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN AMERICA: A documentary film by Crystal R. Emery

What can we do about the staggering infection and death rates among African Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic? Watch The Deadliest Disease in America, tonight at 7p. #DeadliestDisease
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-deadliest-disease-in-america-a-documentary-film-by-crystal-r-emery-tickets-104080399276

Virtual Film Screening Event Making An Appeal for Equity and Access During COVID-19 Followed by Live Conversations on Initiative for Change

Now more than ever we need to be working to cure the #DeadliestDisease in America. It is time for compassion and care. W...
05/07/2020

Now more than ever we need to be working to cure the #DeadliestDisease in America. It is time for compassion and care. Watch BPM family member Crystal R. Emery’s film The Deadliest Disease in America, tonight at 7p. Learn how we move forward. #RacialEquality

BPM and WQED invite you to our first Virtual Watch Party, May 28th, 7p. We'll screen two films: My Friend Fela, and The ...
05/06/2020

BPM and WQED invite you to our first Virtual Watch Party, May 28th, 7p. We'll screen two films: My Friend Fela, and The Birth of AfroBeat. Guests will chat online with Fela Kuti's biographer Carlos Moore. Tkts are free, but pre-registration is required: http://ow.ly/izcn50zz10c

Are you a Black filmmaker with a social issue #documentary in progress? Working Films is partnering with Cucalorus Festi...
04/30/2020

Are you a Black filmmaker with a social issue #documentary in progress? Working Films is partnering with Cucalorus Festival to present the 2020 Works in Progress Lab. They have the highest hopes it will proceed as planned! Selected filmmakers will join Working Films staff, award winning filmmakers, and the Cucalorus team for a retreat alongside community and festival screenings where you’ll get feedback on your cut and support in planning your impact strategy. Learn more and apply by April 30th here: http://ow.ly/e7Tp50ztfUy #worksinprogress #wip #watchmewip

@POVdocs Season 33 kicks off Monday, July 20 on @PBS! The critically acclaimed series returns with thirteen features tha...
04/30/2020

@POVdocs Season 33 kicks off Monday, July 20 on @PBS! The critically acclaimed series returns with thirteen features that showcase unsung heroes and unforgettable protagonists. Included among these are BPM Funded projects: And She Could be Next and Through the Night. For the complete list of Season 33 titles, reference: https://to.pbs.org/2W8PQ3g. #POVS33

"Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our mind...
04/17/2020
The Pandemic Is a Portal: A Conversation with Arundhati Roy

"Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the world to a halt like nothing else could. Our minds are still racing back and forth, longing for a return to 'normality,' trying to stitch our future to our past and refusing to acknowledge the rupture. But the rupture exists. And in the midst of this terrible despair, it offers us a chance to rethink the doomsday machine we have built for ourselves. Nothing could be worse than a return to normality. Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next." --Arundhati Roy

RSVP for her April 23rd conversation with Imani Perry.

#covid19 #coronavirus #writers #WOCwriters #imaniperry

An online teach-in with Arundhati Roy.

$34 for the All-in-One Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification Bundle, which provides eight courses and 60+ hours of in...
04/17/2020
Master Adobe's full suite of creative software for just $34

$34 for the All-in-One Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Certification Bundle, which provides eight courses and 60+ hours of instruction. These classes would cost $1,600 if bought separately.

- Adobe CC Masterclass: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, InDesign
- The Complete 2020 After Effects CC Master Class
- Adobe Photoshop CC Course
- Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced Training
- Logo Design Mastery In Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Lightroom Classic CC: Zero to Pro
- Adobe Premiere Pro CC Masterclass: Video Editing Made Easy
- Create Images, Videos & Web Pages Using Adobe Spark

https://mashable.com/shopping/feb-8-master-adobe-certification/

You'll get 61 hours of creative bootcamp so you can be in professional shape in no time. (Well, in 61 hours.)

While Philadelphia-born filmmaker #TayarishaPoe did in fact attend boarding school when she was growing up, she’s quick ...
04/17/2020
‘Selah and the Spades’ Director Tayarisha Poe on Making the Grown-Up Fairytale She Wanted to See as a Kid

While Philadelphia-born filmmaker #TayarishaPoe did in fact attend boarding school when she was growing up, she’s quick to note that there aren’t a whole lot of similarities between herself and her #SelahandtheSpades protagonist, Selah Summers. “I tend to write fictional characters doing the things that I wish I could do, or that I don’t have the guts to do.”

#blackfilm #blackfilmmakers #blackdirector #womendirectors #amazonprime

Founded by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of independent storytellers in film and theatre.

04/15/2020
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

This is the urgency.
Live.

#GwendolynBrooks #poetry #blackpoet #NMAAHC

Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. Her volume of poetry, Annie Allen, won her the achievement. The Furious Flower Poetry Center takes its name from Brooks’ poem “The Second Sermon on the Warpland.” On Friday, April 17th, join us on our page as we celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with the replay of Furious Flower at 25 Poetry Reading. #APeoplesJourney

🎥: Lauren K. Alleyne, Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, reads “The Second Sermon on the Warpland” by Gwendolyn Brooks during Furious Flower at 25 Celebration

Shaders in Unity (Online Class)April 25, 10:30 AM-7 PM$250 (scholarships also available)Learn how to write your own shad...
04/15/2020
Shaders in Unity - Online Workshop — RLab

Shaders in Unity (Online Class)
April 25, 10:30 AM-7 PM
$250 (scholarships also available)

Learn how to write your own shaders programs in #Unity in this full-day online course led by creative technologist David Lobser (creator of Cosmic Sugar) with Nate Turley. With Lobser as your guide, you’ll get the basics under your belt and be creating universe-sized graphics by the end of the day.

Partial scholarships are available for participants who demonstrate financial need or identify as underrepresented in tech. Apply for a scholarship here: https://www.jotform.com/RLab/shaders-intensive

This workshop includes:

- Live lectures from industry professionals who use these techniques to create personal and commercial work
- Hands-on workshop time with support from workshop leaders
- Time to ask questions, and dive deeper into particular topics of interest
- Source code that you can use in your own projects and as a template for future experimentation
- Learning with others in your field in a fun and supportive environment

Register for the class here:
https://www.rlab.nyc/register/shadersinunity-online

#Rlab RLab #coding #3D #animation #gaming

This 1-day online workshop covers the basics of writing shaders from normals to UVs and beyond! We’ll start with the basics while demystifying the secrets of the language and build up to creating universe sized graphics. You will gain a solid foundation and an understanding of how to get to the ne...

Thanks to Leshawnda Larkin, in Dallas, for letting us share her post:"There has been a lot of chatter around The Clark S...
04/14/2020
‘The Clark Sisters: First Ladies Of Gospel’ Biopic Marks Highest-Rated Lifetime Movie In Four Years

Thanks to Leshawnda Larkin, in Dallas, for letting us share her post:

"There has been a lot of chatter around The Clark Sisters movie on Lifetime. And it is well deserved as I am a big fan of the Clark Sisters! Here are a couple of reasons why this movie was special:

1) Viewing results of the movie were huge. Lifetime is typically ranked as a top 20 network on cable. This was the highest rated movie on Lifetime since 2016 and it was the strongest original movie on all of television for 2020 across key demos, including both broadcast and cable.

2) This story was about black women and written, directed and produced by Black women....executive produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, directed by one of my favorites Christine Swanson, written by Camille Tucker and Sylvia Jones. It took about 15 years for this project to come to light

3) superb acting from Aunjanue Ellis as Dr Mattie Moss Clark

4) Brought in a new demographic- Men watched Lifetime to see this movie

5) the cast actually did their own singing and worked with Donald Lawrence, musical director for the film."
#biopic #theclarksisters #clarksisters #lifetimetv #lifetime #blackfilm #blackdirectors #blackfilmmakers

The Lifetime original movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel sang loud and proud on Saturday night, hitting a high note in viewership, netting a staggering 2.7 million total viewers in L+S…

WHAT DOES THE AFROFUTURE SAY?Set a reminder for these thought-provoking conversations being hosted by the Center for Afr...
04/14/2020

WHAT DOES THE AFROFUTURE SAY?
Set a reminder for these thought-provoking conversations being hosted by the Center for AfroFuturist Studies every day this week on Instagram.

#afrofuturism #blackartists #artists #futurism #covid19

Check out these vital conversations on Instagram Live-- Tues & Wed this week feature Celia C. Peters and Sheree Renée Thomas in conversation with host Ingrid LaFleur -- all of whom visited the CAS in 2019 as part of Celia's residency!

BLACK MUSIC IN EUROPE: A HIDDEN HISTORY (Episode 1)Listen to this while you work! Actor Clarke Peters, from THE WIRE, na...
04/14/2020
Black Music in Europe: A Hidden History - Series 1 - 1900-1910 - BBC Sounds

BLACK MUSIC IN EUROPE: A HIDDEN HISTORY (Episode 1)
Listen to this while you work! Actor Clarke Peters, from THE WIRE, narrates this podcast series about history of Black music in Europe. In episode one, Clarke visits collector and historian Rainer Lotz in Germany, to check out his collection of more than 25,000 musical artifacts.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b09jd32b

#ClarkePeters #Blackmusic #musichistory #RainerLotz #jazz #blues #PeteHampton

The Wire's Clarke Peters reveals a surprising musical history from a century ago.

04/13/2020
Tigertail - A Film by Alan Yang | Official Trailer | Netflix

"You're broken inside."
Whew. Brutal.
Have you watched TIGERTAIL yet? What are your favorite immigration stories? I love IN AMERICA (2002) by Jim Sheridan. It reminded me of moving to the States in the late 70s. -- Lisa

https://youtu.be/i8lp_eI78ZM

#immigrants #immigration #AmericanDream #AlanYang #tigertail #netflix

A Taiwanese factory worker leaves his homeland to seek opportunity in America, where he struggles to find connection while balancing family and newfound resp...

A free #documentary is available about #HayaoMiyazaki, the "Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and mang...
04/11/2020
Get Spirited Away With a Four-Part Hayao Miyazaki Documentary, Now Streaming Free Online

A free #documentary is available about #HayaoMiyazaki, the "Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of #StudioGhibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation." -- Wikipedia

"10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki" chronicles the life and decades of work of the iconic filmmaker.

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING (Watch for free on PBS)The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universitie...
04/11/2020
Stream TELL THEM WE ARE RISING on PBS

TELL THEM WE ARE RISING (Watch for free on PBS)

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.

https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/videos/tell-them-we-are-rising/

#documentary #documentaries #HBCUs #PBS #StanleyNelson

The rich but undertold history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), from pre-slavery to now.

04/10/2020

WAGING CHANGE shines a light on an American struggle hidden in plain sight: The women-led movement to end the federal tipped minimum wage for restaurant workers.

WAGING CHANGE | Streaming April 17-26
A film by Abby Ginzberg

"An essential film for understanding the way our economy really works, and who wins and loses in the process."
-- John Torpey | Director, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies Graduate Center, City University of New York

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In response to the demands and circumstances of COVID-19, Women Make Movies has expanded the content of our film festival and extended it to run through May 31, 2020. Sign up to watch films by women at no cost! (You'll be joining join more than 3,700 attendees in 75 countries -- and growing!)

Get access to the free film festival here:
https://mailchi.mp/wmm/whm-virtual-film-fest/

#documentaries #documentary #wagingchange #WMM #freemovies #filmfestival #filmfest #womenmakemoves

Before Idris was Luther. Before Michael was Killmonger.My friends, it's time to re-watch The Wire. ---------HBO is makin...
04/10/2020
HBO Will Stream 500 Hours of Free Programming, Including Full Seasons of ‘Veep,’ ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Silicon Valley’

Before Idris was Luther.
Before Michael was Killmonger.
My friends, it's time to re-watch The Wire.
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HBO is making almost 500 hours of programming available to stream for free (without ads) for a limited time on HBO Now and HBO Go services without a subscription, starting Friday, April 3.

The list of free programming includes every episode of nine HBO series: “The Sopranos,” “Veep,” “Succession,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Ballers,” “Barry,” “Silicon Valley” and “True Blood.”

https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/hbo-free-streaming-500-hours-sopranos-veep-wire-1234569585/

#TheWire #StringerBell #Isthisadocumentary #OmarLittle #IdrisElba #WendellPierce #MichaelBJordan #LanceReddick

HBO is unlocking its biggest trove of free programming ever — in a goodwill gesture as people look for a diversion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The WarnerMedia-owned premium cabler is making…

Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay i...
04/10/2020
Nikon School Online - Free online courses for April

Nikon’s mission has always been to empower creators. In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our courses free for the entire month of April. Stream every class for free.

https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

#Nikon #DSLR #photography #classes #tutorials

Stream all of Nikon School Online's courses for free the entire month of April. Let's make the most of this time.

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster LoanIf your business is struggling in the wake ...
04/06/2020
Steps for Applying for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

If your business is struggling in the wake of #COVID19, these steps will help guide you through the application process for a low-interest small business #loan. This is a step-by-step breakdown of how to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the Small Business Administration. Please note: Unlike the Payroll Protection Loan, this loan need to be repaid.

#SBA #smallbiz #smallbusiness #CARESAct

https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/applying-for-sba-disaster-relief-loan

If your business is struggling in the wake of COVID-19, these steps will help guide you through the application process for a low-interest small business loan.

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Snowflakes Hither, Yonder and In the Tropics: Ungentrifying International News Reporting from Brazil to Ecuador
As we adjust to the changes, we at Ujima want to hear from our community. You could be a writer 📝, poet 🗣, artist 🎨, podcaster🎙 or just have a message of uplift 🌅. Ujima Radio is asking our listeners to send in audio recordings of their reflections during lockdown, no matter how long or short. How have you been keeping fit 🤸🏼‍♂️? Have you found a good work routine📈? Could you share any tips for mental wellbeing during isolation🧘🏾‍♂️? Or maybe you have been whipping up nuff ital meals that need to be shared🥗! We think it's important to help each other through these challenging times - so amplify your voice and stay connected! Send in your recordings to [email protected], subject matter “Lockdown Reflection”. If you don’t have a microphone you can download a voice recorder app. More life ✊🏿 More strength ✊🏼 Together, we stand #ujima #ujimaradio #covidkindness #clapforourcarers #stopthewhitewash #bristol #togetherunited
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I am inviting you all to the first edition of the first "African Animation Convention" in the USA. Screening of African animated films Panel discussions Exhibitions May 8-9, 2020 in Harlem. New York
Toronto’s very own Tyler Perry, Troy Crossfield; the UK Election Results; Andrew Scheer’s resignation as leader of the Conservative Party and Greta Thunberg’s selection as Times’ person of the year. Catch this show on Mytcntv network on facebook and youtube!!
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