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Bakari Sellers on a life shaped by the rural South's civil rights movement
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
My Vanishing Country By Bakari Sellers Born in 1984, former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers was raised in rural Denmark, South Carolina, to a family deeply involved in the civil rights movement. His father, educator Cleveland Sellers, was an activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who was incarcerated on specious charges for
#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and buys the New York Times. On
FILM REVIEW: The High Note
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
In case anyone wondered, Tracee Ellis Ross is ready for her closeup. After years on TV (Girlfriends, Black-ish) and supporting roles in minor rom/com movies (In the Weeds, Labor Pains), Ross has a starring role in what should have been a theatrically released film. The pandemic killed that. Instead, this music industry story will debut on VOD. That may not
BOOK: 25 years of women writers
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
ALL THE SONGS WE SING: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective Edited by Lenard D. Moore Introduction by Jaki Shelton Green North Carolina is home to a dazzling array of African American writers who have been meeting and working for more than 25 years in service to their craft. Together, they form the

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