Raltat and Blue Caprice were two of the 73 films shown by
the African Diaspora International Film Festival. They were both
inspired by true events; Raltat is an international film by African
American filmmaker Al Robbins and Blue Caprice was directed by Alexander Moors. Both address real human-interest issues that hit close to home.
Presenter of thought-provoking theories and analyses of societal trends, journalist
and author Malcolm Gladwell arrived on the literary scene in 2000 with
his first book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, followed by 2005’s Blink: The Power
of Thinking Without Thinking. Now, he's on a book tour discussing his latest book, David & Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs and the Art of Battling Giants.
For a public figure as visible, controversial and outspoken as the Rev.
Al Sharpton, whose every move and words are scrutinized by the media, a
book by him would appear to be redundant. But it has been a decade or so since he last stopped to summarize his
often tumultuous life and those moments here provide a neat update,
particularly when divulged within a format of 23 life lessons.