Aging and emerging activists are flocking to Black Power Mixtape, and
the very title of this documentary about the halcyon days of struggle
with commentary from contemporary rappers and musicians encapsulates the
appeal. There are many astonishing things about this one hour and forty minutes
of American history from 1967 to 1975, not the least of which that it
comes from archival footage shot by Swedish filmmakers hoping to provide
a portrait of the country during this dramatic period.
Opening night of the 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer
Film Series at The Riverside Theater in NYC kicked off with a screening
of Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story, the sad and sometimes hilarious story
of six oppressed women in Egypt who triumph in the face of adversity,
gender-based stereotypes and politics. It was the perfect eye-opening
lead-in for what can only be described as cinematic bliss for the foreign film lover.
African-Americans in the comics industry may be a rare concept, but they
are making more than a little noise. In fact, while their contributions
may go unnoticed by the general public, they have helped changed the
face of the field.
The runway at Broad Street Ballroom in the Financial District of New
York City was aglow with bright lights and African beauty Saturday night
for the 3rd and final night of Africa Fashion Week New York 2011. Produced by Adiree Fashion Agency - a N.Y.-based event production
company owned by Adiat Disu - AFWNY celebrated its 2nd year with its
much anticipated, invitation-only 3-night fashion event from Thursday,
July 14 through Saturday, July 16 featuring 21 designers from all over the