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Special Black History Month photography exhibit
Sunday, February 19, 2017
SMITHFIELD, N.C. – To commemorate Black History Month, Smithfield attorney Craig James has opened a special exhibit of his private collection of 19th century photography and other slave-related items titled "History Through the Eye of a Lens: A Collection of 19th Century African-American Photography" at 331 E. Market Street. James' collection
Race in America
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The all-too-familiar conversation that black and Latino parents have with their children reveals the current state of race relations in America. “The Talk – Race in America” is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between minority parents and their
BOOK: Author tries to save Kenya’s brutal past
Thursday, February 16, 2017
DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA By Peter Kimani Akashic Books, $15.95 PB Set in the shadow of Kenya’s independence from Great Britain, DANCE OF THE JAKARANDA reimagines the special circumstances that brought black, brown and white men together to lay the railroad that heralded the birth of the nation. The novel traces the lives and loves of three men –
Maya Angelou doc premieres on PBS
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
PASADENA, Calif. – Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography,
Full Frame tickets go on sale
Monday, February 13, 2017
DURHAM – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Durham April 6–9. Passes go on sale Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. Full Frame has earned an international reputation as the essential filmmaker’s festival, reflective of the soul, authenticity, diversity and independent spirit of its hometown. “Our journey
Runaway Clothes spurs Durham pride
Sunday, February 12, 2017
DURHAM – Runaway Clothes, found on 212 West Main Street, supports and showcases the local Durham art scene while working to create opportunities for future generations. The Durham-based clothing company reflects a new wave of startups, many run by female and minority entrepreneurs, that have grown and brought business to the area. Durham native Gabe
BOOK: Collection of Frederick Douglass’ speeches
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn By Frederick Douglass Edited by Theodore Hamm Akashic Books, $15.95 PB The eloquent orator Douglass delivered eight impressive speeches in Brooklyn, New York, “far from a bastion of abolitionist support,” which, even as late as 1886, had only a small black population. Editor Hamm provides helpful introductions
Jasmine Guy heads back to college for BET drama
Sunday, February 5, 2017
NEW YORK — Jasmine Guy is back at a make-believe school. For the third time. At 54, she has had a varied career as a dancer, writer and singer as well as actress. But she remains best-known for her stint as college student Whitley Gilbert on the “Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World” (which aired from 1987 to 1993), and was
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Special Black History Month photography exhibit

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Race in America

The all-too-familiar conversation that black and Latino parents have with their children reveals