Recording the Legacy of a Community Activist Mother

By Fern Gillespie Photos: Barry L. Mason For over 20 years, Bernice Green traveled around the US and Europe as the first Black publicist at CBS Entertainment and News promoting stories of fiction and fact. During her tenure as the network’s senior publicist from the 1970s through the 1990s, Green was a go-to for crisis […]Read More

Reel Sisters 20th Anniversary Closes in Harlem with Films Dedicated

 Special Screening on the Life of Brooklyn Activist Jane Lee Weatherspoon will premiere at AMC Magic Johnson 9  Harlem, NY – Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will close its 20th Anniversary season with a selection of films celebrating the spirit of activism, empowerment and spirituality as a testament to the […]Read More

There is No Choice: We Must Vote Hillary

View From Here By David Mark Greaves We’re through the “October Surprise” period and we are almost at the end of this “worst of all” election seasons. And the saddest part is the certainty of what is coming next. We know that the aftermath of a Trump victory, the locking in of Supreme Court judges […]Read More

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

The Phenomenal Event

Back in the day,The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield sang a song entitled “Too Much Love” which said in part, “never in this world can there be too much love.” And I certainly felt that sentiment was expressed over and over again at the PHENOMENAL WOMEN IN MEDIA Awards ceremony held at the Eubie Blake Auditorium […]Read More