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Juneteenth Becomes Our Nation’s Second Official Independence Day | Black Writers Week

Ms. Opal Lee, a retired educator, made it her life’s mission to see Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday. For…

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Why I Chose Family Law Over Business Law | Black Writers Week

The most shocking and impactful moment in my developing desire to become a Family Lawyer was when I witnessed two…

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Family Speaks the Truth: A New Documentary about Sojourner Truth as told by her Descendants | Black Writers Week

All the leaders of the day—from President Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison and others—looked to Sojourner Truth…

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A Letter to Roger Ebert from a Former Ebert Fellow | Black Writers Week

Although I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I feel like I got to know you through…

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Fatherhood movie review & film summary (2021)

I’ll refrain from making any comparisons to Melvin van Peebles’ “Watermelon Man,” because the choice of Hart does very little…

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It movie review (2021)

Part of the challenge with creating a documentary about someone like Moreno is, how do you fit a life as…

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Apple TV+’s Dark Physical is Definitely Not a Comedy but Still Worth Your Time | Black Writers Week

The stylized harshness director Craig Gillespie brings to the pilot episode bears a very strong resemblance to his work in…

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Mr. Soul!: A Case Study in Indie Film Distribution | Black Writers Week

The team built out a robust film festival rollout to build an audience and community, and allow as many people…

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The Tanning of Hollywood: Reimagining Equity and Inclusion as a Pinnacle Measure of Cinematic and Theatrical Excellence | Black Writers Week

The first virtual panel for Black Writers Week premieres today at 3pm CT/1pm PT on The Official Roger Ebert YouTube page. The panel…

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Luca movie review & film summary (2021)

Looming against his desires are his mother (Maya Rudolph) and father’s (Jim Gaffigan) fear from living by a human, sea-monster-hunting oceanfront…

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