President Barack Obama has been celebrated for many of his
accomplishments during his time in office, but in the new
documentary, “The Obama Years: The Power of Words,” writer Jody
Schiliro examines the memorable speeches and statements Obama made during his historical two
terms in office. Narrated by activist and actor Jesse Williams, the film premieres on Monday, February 27, on the Smithsonian Channel. Here, we talk to Schiliro about the film's highlights.
The 2016 Olympics will end this Sunday, but the story of 18 Black Olympians who in 1936 competed in the
Summer Olympics in Berlin was commemorated in the new documentary, “Olympic Pride,
American Prejudice.” Here, TNJ Sr Editor Sergie Willoughby talks to the filmmaker about the legacy of these heroes and what that legacy means for today’s Black
For the next 28 days of Black History Month, AT&T will honor African American men and
women, from popular artists and ambassadors, to college presidents and
business leaders, who are uplifting their communities, making strides in
their professions and wowing the world at large. A series of inspiring articles and videos will be uploaded to the company's website beginning with Wayne A. I. Frederick; Ambassador Andrew Young; and Rosalind Brewer just to name a few.
The last two weeks of HARLEM WEEK 2015 were amazing and historic. On
Tuesday, August 11th at Columbia University, the 2nd Annual Basil
Paterson Business Awards Luncheon was held. The luncheon was emceed by
NY1 senior Anchor Cheryl Wills to a full house of four hundred
Harvard professor, scholar and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has received stellar reviews for his in-depth new documentary, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," which premiered on PBS last Tuesday.