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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
FILM DOCUMENTARY WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer By filmmaker A.J. Ali Instances of racial profiling plague minority communities on a daily basis. Director A.J. Ali is no stranger to this phenomenon. When he and his wife were targeted for harassment by police numerous times in Howard County, Maryland, he was forced to take a stand. Though his
MOVIE REVIEW: The Underground Railroad
Friday, May 14, 2021
For anyone who tunes into The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime Video, it’s important to understand the genius of what you’re watching. It’s equally important to understand that you may not like what you see — to the point of revulsion. The award-winning novel by Colson Whitehead has been adapted for the screen by screenwriter
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Good courtroom dramas keep audiences hooked into a defendant’s fight for justice. The simpler the fight, the better. Just saying. Screenwriters Janece Shaffer and Colen C. Wiley took their cues from the young adult novel “Monster,” which was written in 1999 by Walter Dean Myers. He was an author who wrote over 100 children/YA books during
The Freight Train’s pulling into town once more
Monday, May 10, 2021
The Town of Carrboro’s annual Freight Train Blues Music Series honors the music, memory and legacy of legendary native daughter Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, born there 128 years ago. But there will be a distinctly contemporary, circa-2021 feel to this year’s edition. One aspect is the obligatory nod to safety protocols because of the
Miami: Getaway vacations for grown-ups
Monday, May 10, 2021
Don’t let the youngsters have all the fun. Miami is brimming over with restaurants, hotels, tours, historic neighborhoods, spas and hotels that beckon grown-ups. Grab your sunglasses, swimsuits and sense of adventure, and take an adult getaway vacation to America’s favorite beach town. SOUTH BEACH BECKONS The Washington Avenue Area is two
Two books based on ’1619 Project’ coming out in November
Thursday, April 22, 2021
NEW YORK — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists. “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” expands upon the New York Times Magazine publication from 2019 that

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Knight Commission releases plan to create racial equity for Black college athletes

WASHINGTON – The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics called on universities,

Critical race theory debate is not debatable

Republicans have found their latest racial bugaboo. They’ve elevated something called


FILM DOCUMENTARY WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer By filmmaker A.J. Ali Instances