There was just enough snow for the colorful spectacle known as the Art Sled Rally to return for its 10th year in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. Showcasing the creativity, humor, and in some cases political leanings of attendees, the event brought together the young and young at heart for a Saturday afternoon of outdoor winter fun. The family-friendly event is produced by … [Read more...]
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Denzel, Viola and Mahershala garner individual acting accolades The La La Land juggernaut hit a speed bump at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, when it only took home one trophy, Emma Stone's for Best Actress in a Leading Role. On an evening dominated by African American entrants, Blacks prevailed in the other three film acting categories, with Denzel … [Read more...]
James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement. Baldwin was born in Harlem in 1924. He moved to Paris around 1950, eventually taking up residence in the south of France. … [Read more...]
January 20 is a day that many hip hop lovers remember fondly. Twenty-five years ago on that day, Compton rapper Ice Cube released the classic hip hop song “It Was a Good Day.” Over a sample of “Footsteps In The Dark” by the Isley Brothers, Cube describes a good day as not being harassed by police, not having any robbers approach him, winning big in a dice game, finally … [Read more...]
The award-winning public television show AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is now in its ninth season on PBS’ WORLD Channel. The new season premiered on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 16, and will air new episodes weekly through February 15. Since 2008, AfroPoP has presented documentaries and shorts that, according to press materials, reveal “fascinating stories … [Read more...]