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Black Art In America: March on Washington Film Festival

“You are touched by people so long in the past that they didn’t know your names, when you’re the dream that they had for today, and now you are creating […]

March on Washington Film Festival presents “Pulpits, Protest and Power: The Live Event”

In the heart of the nation’s capital, where history has often been made and echoes of the civil rights movement still resonate, an event like no other unfolds each year. […]

4Washington – March on Washington Film Festival Tells Civil Rights Story

March on Washington Film Festival Tells Civil Rights Story The March on Washington Film Festival will tell the civil rights movement story through music, films, art and even virtual reality […]

March on Washington Film Festival boasts stellar queer content

Kevin Kodama, a 26-year-old, queer, Asian-American filmmaker, was saddened and angered by the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. Then, he was a student studying film at San […]

And the Award Goes to …

Muriel Bowser Written with guest contributor Liz Sizer Welcome to jazz quarantine, a place we created to keep each one of the musicians safe, but not quiet,” said jazz harmonicist […]

‘Mightier Than the Sword –The History of the Black Press’

From the Freedom’s Journal to the Chicago Defender, and of course, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Black publications and journalists have been on the frontlines fighting for social justice, equality, and basic human rights for Black communities. […]

The March on Washington Film Festival Continues with a Look at Black Hollywood

It’s no secret that Black actors and filmmakers experienced racism in Hollywood. But you may be unfamiliar with how they overcame these obstacles, which ultimately led to securing leading roles […]

WHY THE AMERICAN DREAM CONTINUES TO BE A FANTASY FOR MANY BLACK AMERICANS

By 1965, the idea of the “American Dream” had become a valuable branding tool in strengthening the U.S.’s cultural and economic dominance around the world. It was both a convenient […]

Morning Roundup: Virginia Lawmakers Say State Delegate Didn’t Tell Them He Tested Positive For COVID-19

Virginia lawmakers say a State House member didn’t tell them he tested positive for coronavirus before meeting in-person. [Post] Metro says it’s made “significant progress” in solving issues identified in a safety audit earlier […]

SPLC’s Margaret Huang receives civil rights award at Washington Film Festival

The March on Washington Film Festival this week awarded Southern Poverty Law Center President Margaret Huang an award for her work with the Montgomery-based foundation. The festival honored Huang at […]