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Movie Clippings: Black Films Still Lack Infrastructure Says Mike D Founder of ReelBlack | Black History

VideoBuzz: Reelblack founder Mike D was invited to participate in a panel on the impact of Gordon Parks (1912-2006) and the future of African-American Film. Here he offers his opinion on the current state of Black Film. Mike is currently raising funds to complete a feature length documentary entitled BLACK FILM NOW. Special thanks: Macy’s Center City. For more details, visit www.indiegogo.com/blackfilmnow Follow the Buzz to Watch More via reelblack Movie Clippings! — You just got the buzz from www.DryerBuzz.com — Transforming the way we look — at life. Guest…

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Award Clippings: Rewind NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet with Jamie Foxx, Scandal Cast, Don Cheadle | blacktreemedia

VideoBuzz: Rewind NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet | blacktreemedia Follow the Buzz to Watch More blacktreemedia Award Clippings! Movie Clippings!  — You just got the buzz from www.DryerBuzz.com — Transforming the way we look — at life. Guest Blog or Pitch A Story, News or Opinion via http://Pitch.DryerBuzz.com Extra Buzz#DryerBuzz – Failure is success. We succeeded at trying | Listen #DryerBuzz – Number one holiday hustle is … #giftwrapping | #27Answers Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You from #DryerBuzz #DryerBuzz – No Thanksgiving? Friends and Family Still Fighting Over Trump Sunset…

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Theatre Buzz: See Sojourner at 7 Stages Theatre January 23-27, 2013 | starring Barrymore Award Nominee Zuhairah | Living Atlanta Style

Sojourner Coming in January just in time for BHM starring Barrymore Award Nominee Zuhairah  The Buzz: “Sojourner” is a biography of Sojourner Truth. “Sojourner” takes a hard look at her life, not only as a woman, but as a slave. It also takes a compelling look at pre-civil war America and what led to the conflict. “Sojourner” will at times make you laugh, then cry, and force a look at the morals, values and conditions that shaped America. You will awe at Sojourner Truth’s unwavering spirit to overcome – and…

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The Cut with that Brother! Magic Johnson group to buy Dodgers for $2 billion | Big League Stew – Yahoo! News

 Do you believe in Magic? For an astounding $2.15 billion dollars, a sum decided Tuesday night, Frank McCourt believes. That’s how much the Los Angeles Dodgers will cost Magic Johnson’s group, the Wall Street Journal reports. Johnson’s consortium beat out two others — one that included St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, and another that included billionaire Steve Cohen and former major league manager Tony La Russa. The record amount for a major league team would top the $845 million the Ricketts family paid in 2010 for the Chicago Cubs….

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Hair She Goes! First-Ever Pretty Brown Girl Day February 25th | BlackHistory | PrettyBrownGirls

Black History Month — Empower a girl, empower a world.  Pretty Brown Girl is asking all girls and women across the United States and around the world to celebrate themselves, families and friends. This is a great way for brown girls of all ages, cultures and ethnicities to empower themselves and boost their self-confidence. On Saturday, February 25, 2012, Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) is encouraging families, youth mentoring groups, civic organizations and churches locally and nationally to embrace the differences among their youth. It is important for girls to understand…

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Cornbread Cook-Off | Slammin’ in the Suburbs Are Just a Few Events as Roswell Roots Kicks Off February 1 | #BlackHistoryMonth Atlanta

February is Black History Month and to celebrate, Roswell will host the 11th Annual Roswell Roots festival throughout the month. Roswell Roots is the largest and most comprehensive Black History celebration in the state of Georgia and celebrates black history and culture by sponsoring a variety of art exhibits, history and cultural events. “Slammin’ in the Suburbs” – Roswell Poetry Slam – For an evening of exciting and inspiring spoken word, join us for “Slammin’ in the Suburbs”. This is Roswell’s 8th annual poetry slam during which poets perform their…

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The Clippings: New Website to Trace Origins of Enslaved Africans | african-origins.org

Volunteer Assistance Sought from Africans, African Diaspora, Scholars Worldwide Little is known of the ancestry of Africans pulled into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A new website, launched at Emory University this week, aims to change that. The African-Origins (http://www.african-origins.org) website provides a rare glimpse of the identities of Africans aboard early nineteenth-century slaving vessels, and through this information, the possibility of tracing the origins of millions of other Africans forcibly transported to the Americas. Public participation will be critical to piecing together this missing history. Visitors to African-Origins can search…

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QuickBuzz: GM Offers Sneak Peek at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial | Black History Month

General Motors is providing an advance look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which will be dedicated on Aug. 28 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.   As major contributors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, the General Motors Foundation, GM and Chevrolet received one of only two replicas of the Memorial. GM is donating its replica to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for its ongoing effort to provide learning opportunities, exhibitions and programs that explore the diverse history and culture…

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Hair She Goes! Phylicia Rashad Narrates ‘AfriCOBRA’ Documentary Special Saluting Chicago-Based Artists | Feb 7 TV Land Celebrates Black History

TV Land Celebrates Black History Month With ‘AfriCOBRA: Art For The People’ On February 7 In honor of Black History Month, TV Land is paying tribute to the art and artists of AfriCOBRA with an original special entitled  “AfriCOBRA:  Art For The People” premiering Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8:30PM ET/PT.  Narrated by three-time Emmy® Award nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, (“The Cosby Show”) this half-hour documentary features an engaging and animated history of the AfriCOBRA group, contemporary interviews with some of the AfriCOBRA artists and an illustrious…

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Free Screening: “We Need To Talk” A Janks Morton Documentary #NowPlaying thru Feb 6th at BlackHistory.DryerBuzz.com | A Black History Month Limited Screening

We Need To Talk, Black History Month Limited Screening Now at BlackHistory.DryerBuzz.com – Click Image to Watch Now thru Feb 6th – Free Preview From producer Janks Morton (What Black Men Think and Men To Boys) comes the next installment of the necessary and urgent conversation that has begun to lead the national dialogue in a new direction. With heartfelt and intimate moments shared by ten phenomenal women from the south side of Chicago, their riveting and untold story is shared…Sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt or girlfriend, there is something I…

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What’s Up with that Brother in Education | Chike Akua knows what it takes for our children to achieve and succeed | Listen | Black History Month

For Chike Akua and L. Kobie Wilkerson, the Black male graduation rate in America is absolutely unacceptable. Several months ago The Schott Foundation released its report finding that the national graduation rate for Black males was a lowly 47%, nationally. “It’s unacceptable, given what we know about what it takes for our children to achieve and succeed,” says Akua, an author and former Teacher of the Year who trains teachers on how to increase student achievement, especially African Americans. Akua taught for 14 years in Virginia and Georgia public schools….

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QuickBuzz: Ancestry.com Marks Black History Month With 250,000 New African American Records | Seeing is Believing

In honor of Black History Month, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history. The five new collections span more than a century and contain important details about the lives of African Americans who bravely fought in the U.S. Civil War, document the transportation of slaves to and from the prominent slave ports of New Orleans and Savannah, GA, and include poignant first-person accounts from former slaves.   Ancestry.com’s historical record collection now contains more than…

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Hair She Goes! Dr. Maya Angelou to Host Her First Public Radio Program: A Black History Month Special | Black History Month

This February as Maya Angelou receives the President’s Medal of Freedom, she will host her first-ever public radio program, available to all PRI, Public Radio International, affiliated stations and African American Consortium stations free of charge. Intimate and provocative stories, poems and conversations will illuminate African American history including comedy, film and family life, rounding out the hour with memories of “mother and sister friend,” the late civil rights activist Dorothy Height. On comedy Maya Angelou observes, “Often in the black culture it is said, we laughed to keep from…

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Walmart to Donate 20,000 Tickets to America I AM: The African-American Imprint | Washington, D.C. | Black History Month

Washington, D.C. — Walmart, the presenting sponsor of the America I AM: The African-American Imprint tour, is helping to provide all families and students in the Washington, D.C. area access to this special exhibition by making 20,000 free tickets available to the public. In partnership with the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities and DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, Walmart is giving students and families the opportunity to learn about African-American culture and history in the United States. Just in time for Black History Month, America I AM,…

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Roswell to host 10th Annual Roswell Roots festival | Black History Month

February is Black History Month and to celebrate, Roswell will host the 10th Annual Roswell Roots festival throughout the month. Roswell Roots is the largest and most comprehensive Black History celebration in the state of Georgia and celebrates black history and culture by sponsoring a variety of art exhibits, history and cultural events. For Highlights of this year’s celebration – Follow the Buzz via http://www.roswellroots.com/ You just got the buzz from myATlevents.DryerBuzz.com — Combing the headlines. Changing the way we look — at life. Extra BuzzLiving Atlanta Style | Dan…

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