documentaries

ASPiRE to Air Powerful “From Fatherless to Fatherhood” Documentary

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Conversations about fatherhood in the African-American community often traipse on sensitive nerves. The discourse reaches fever pitch in June, when the day designed to celebrate dads’ approaches. There’s often a range of responses to Father’s Day, from critical disdain for dads that abandoned their responsibilities...

‘Dark Girls’ to Premiere on OWN in June – Will You Be Tuning In?

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It looks like Oprah is continuing to fill her network’s airways with content for and about black folks. Though OWN struggled to find its footing early on, since Oprah took a more visible role on the air and incorporated a more diverse lineup, the network’s...

Online Film Festival for Women Launches

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Netflix for women? Possibly. Women and Girls Lead, a media campaign to empower and activate women in their communities, has launched #SheDocs, an online film festival for women. The fest offers 10 acclaimed women-centric documentaries, including “MAKERS: Women Who Make America.” All of the independently...

SUPPORT: ‘Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II’

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Last year, the film Red Tails shined a light on the oft-forgotten story of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black group of fighter pilots during World War II. Despite the inspirational story, many were a bit perturbed by the lack of black women in the film....