Black Films in New York City: A Couple's Journey

By Lara Louise Telson Eighteen years ago, two young intellectuals set off to accomplish a nearly impossible task: create an international film festival in New York City about the black experience. In 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presented 24 films at the Cinema Village in Greenwich Village; today, ADIFF is 102 films […]Read More

Black Writers Conference Gives Writers Collective Voice

The 10th Annual National Black Writers Conference initiated on Thursday, March 25, 2010 and concluded Sunday, March 28, 2010 with author readings, workshops and panel discussions by prominent black writers. Major themes included reconstructing memory, environmentalism and ecology, and community restoration. Among those honored include Honorary Chair Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Kamau Brathwaite and Dr. […]Read More