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

Harry Belafonte Speaks Truth to Power in Honor of Medgar

Dr. and Mrs. Pollard, let me start off by expressing my sincere sense of gratitude and privilege in sharing this evening with you, the alumni, elected officials,  particularly all the Caribbeans in the room.  I am honored to be gained this honor in the name of a man I’ve known, shared many precious moments with, […]Read More