Chocolate City

What a large, I mean large number of women from ALL types are curious about (not saying always in a good way, because we know racism can lead to curiosity) – the Black man.

Well, here is a film for all women (and men) to let their fantasies run wild.

In select theaters May 22nd and On Demand!

Beyonce | Jay Z | On The Run Tour

This is the first HBO concert film for these superstars. Taped September 12th and 13th at Paris’ Stade de France, this special will feature

Beyoncé

&

 Jay Z

performing more than 40 songs.

Premiers on HBO tomorrow Saturday Sep. 20th, 2014 at 9PM E.T.

After the premier, you can watch replays on HBO Zone 9/20/14 at 11:30PM until Monday 9/22/14.

Not really too caught up in the divorce rumors. But if Bey is pregnant again (as rumored), congrats to the two of them!

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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

NAIROBI, Kenya — “You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya’s first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Her film debut “12 Years A Slave” has earned her a NAACP Image Award for an outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, Oscars 2014 Academy Award for supporting actress, Screen Actors Guild Award, 2014 Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

She is an image of Africa, Blackness, womanhood, pride, beauty and a woman who can beat the odds. This has been a very proud moment for the black community and our ancestors.

But, I am just not glad to see another black person playing the role of a slave. There is still devaluation & racist misunderstandings of other roles we may play being lawyers/doctors/presidents. Same goes for the cliché thug roles we are cast for and unfortunately, largely cast by our own for these types of films.

We need film in the main screen to depict our true family life, us a people, a united people, a people worth more than just an award to put on a façade to this country’s racist history and current status.

See the past Black Academy Award winners @
http://photos.essence.com/galleries/black-oscar-winners-through-years/#114691_114686

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Through A Lens Darkly: How African Americans Use Photography to Shape Their Cultural Representation

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/23/through_a_lens_darkly_how_african

A new film explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to shape how they are represented. “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of People” is directed and produced by Thomas Allen Harris, who shares his own family’s history in the film. Allen Harris is also the creator of the related project, the Digital Diaspora Family Road Show. Both were inspired in part by the book, “Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present” by Deborah Willis, who also produced the film. Allen Harris joins us from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where his movie is having its premiere.