On December 25th 2013 Edward Snowden delivered an alternative Christmas message on the UK’s channel 4 TV station. Before the broadcast a short version of the speech was leaked and immediatly uploaded to youtube. That upload was immediatly blocked but … Continue reading
Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced as a result of the political crisis in South Sudan. Armed conflict continues as peace talks between government and opposition begin in Addis Ababa. Leading South Sudanese civil society institutions … Continue reading
STEM eXposure: The Meyerhoff Influence is a powerful and intricate film documenting the lives of six black scientists and engineers, five of which are UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars alumni. Delivering an important message to African American youth interested in S.T.E.M. fields, … Continue reading
Drs. Hrabowski and Summers discuss why programs that support and graduate minority students in STEM subjects are necessary. They also describe their Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC, a program that has been very successful and which could be replicated at … Continue reading
The novelist James Baldwin wrote, “If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.” This is the motivation for the oral interview effort in the City of East Cleveland called the “Voicing and … Continue reading
From Poetry in Motion (1982) by Ron Mann.
FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for … Continue reading
This is the latest video by UGOCHI, “Don’t Mind Them.” This mantra is healing and how one should cope with simple minds trying to frustrate GREAT PEOPLE. “Don’t mind them, the evil they do will find them.” #igbowisdom, #♥ & … Continue reading
Promo video for my upcoming documentary titled “A Luta Continua” or in English, The Struggle Continues, featuring poetry by Keorapetse Kgositsile. The overarching theme of the soon to come poetic documentary is revolutions and revolutionaries, and it will feature interview … Continue reading
A secret audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD’s crosshairs.
Police officer Adhyl Polanco grew up with the constant crime and shootings of Washington Heights and always dreamt of becoming one of the “good guys.” After the “1 arrest / 20 summons / 5 stop and frisks” monthly policy was … Continue reading
This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually unchallenged from the earliest days of silent film to today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters. Featuring acclaimed author Dr. Jack Shaheen, the film explores a long line of … Continue reading
This public policy video is edited from two films to support the City of Berkeley’s boycott of companies doing business with Shell Oil Company because of the multinational corporation’s impact on Nigeria and for the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa with … Continue reading
Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei’s life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight … Continue reading