Plans for skyscrapers in Manhattan. Each marker represents a planned building. ****** Vanishing New York â€” The Documentary Like many cities across America, New York has been changing rapidly. But, as recently as 1990, it still had many old-fashioned aspects. Bakeries, butcher shops, family-owned grocery stores, bars and coffee shops were places where neighbors gathered [...]
Last September at Fashion Rocks during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Beyonce debuted her Etta James “look” for the movie Cadalliac Records. She also sang At Last for the first time in a tribute to the singer. [video]
With the release of the film Cadillac Records, Chess Records is releasing two new CDs to accompany the film.
Grammy award winning singer/actress, Beyonce Knowles, will star as Etta James in the upcoming film Cadillac Records. Cadillac Records will debut in theatersÂ on December 5th. In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950′s Chicago, “Cadillac Records” follows the the rise and fall of Chess Records and the exciting but turbulent [...]
The African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) was the first festival focusing on the global Black experience. The festival began in November 1993. The film festival is an international film festival devoted to showcasing films depicting the diversity and richness of the global Black experience. ADFF features an eclectic mix of Urban, Classic, Foreign and Independent [...]
Synopsis: Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women – ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then [...]
Last week Soul Men starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes premiered at the Apollo Theater.Â The movie opens nationwide November 7th. According to the Soul Men website, “Â Samuel L. Jackson (Louis) and Bernie Mac (Floyd) were a popular singing duo back in the day, who went their own way to never speak again.Â [...]
The world holds two classes of men. Intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence — Abu l-Ala-Ma’arri, Syrian Poet 973-1057 ********* Who is Christopher Williams? In a quote from his profile on BloggerCatalog.com he states that he is “A Caribbean decent African-American atheist, who tools around with writing on his blog. Some people [...]
Several years ago. I heard about this “black, gay” Sex and the City that was in development and thought that sounds cool. Eventually, it was named (Noah’s Arc), written, cast, produced and started airing on MTV’s new network, LOGO. Unfortunately, I didn’t have cable and didn’t get to see it. I forgot about it. Then, [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with Free For All. Wondering if your vote will count? Concerned about voter suppression? FREE FOR ALL! is the must-see Pre-Election Day film. Synopsis: FREE FOR ALL! details the facts of the Republican Partyâ€™s numerous efforts to knock voters off [...]
Jennifer Hudson and Her Nephew Julian King Photo Source: Jennifer Hudson’s MySpace Page ******** The Jennifer Hudson nightmare has some closure with the body of her 7-year old nephew Julian King being found earlier today. One issue that has come up during the investigation was whether or not anyone heard the initial shots that occurred [...]
Darnell Hudson Donerson and Jennifer Hudson Singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death earlier today in the family’s home in Chicago. Police confirmed the death of her mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57 and her brother Jason Hudson, 29. An amber alert has been issued for her 7-year-old nephew [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem. A journey inside the Obama movement through the inspiring stories of ordinary Americans. Synopsis: Winter 2008 — An unrelenting roar has been mounting for several months in America, resonating all the way to Paris, where African-American expatriate filmmaker, Guetty Felin has been living a [...]
“A tribute to the Harlem-born activist and documentarian, St. Clair Bourne, showcasing Bourne’s work, Black Documentary Collective films and other historic documentary and narrative films celebrating New York’s Harlem and the African Diaspora.” HONOREES: HARRY BELAFONTE RUBY DEE, MELVIN VAN PEEBLES! OTHER PARTICIPANTS: GIL NOBLE, WOODIE KING. JR., PROFESSOR CLYDE TAYLOR, DOUGLAS TURNER WARD, REV. [...]
The Secret Life of Bees is a Historical-Fiction 2002 bestselling novel by American author Sue Monk Kidd. It has received much critical acclaim and became a New York Times bestseller. It was nominated for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and has been adapted into a film by Gina Prince-Bythewood that stars Shondrella Avery, Dakota [...]
Doc Watchers Inc., a member-supported documentary film screening series in Harlem continues its film series with American Outrage.