In NYC until June 24: Ishmael Reed’s LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS, directed by Rome Neal at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Life Among the Aryans, with director Rome Neal, is the latest work from Ishmael Reed, the American poet, novelist, essayist, and Pulitzer-Prize nominee. The show will only run until June 24 so take advantage of this opportunity to walk-through history by envisioning an unimaginable future of circumstances that are beyond the control of any one person or community. Neal shares not only his words of introduction but also his signature banana pudding with all who attend.  This show is truly filled […]

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Real Estate Mogul Jay Morrison Raises $9.6 Million In First Seven Days of Historic IPO of First African-American Owned Real Estate Crowdfund

 Atlanta-based real estate mogul Jay Morrison recently announced the initial public offering (IPO) launch of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund, the first African-American owned Regulation A+ Tier II crowdfund designed to revitalize urban communities across the U.S. Tulsa Real Estate Fund, The People’s Fund, is a real estate crowdfund qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that allows both accredited and non-accredited investors to collectively invest and own real estate projects around the country that are unique, diversified and yield a […]

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Issue of ‘colorism’ explored in Francesca Andre’s film – “Charcoal”

Francesca Andre’s film – Charcoal –  captures the stories of two black women, as they embark on a lifelong journey to overcome internalized colorism, find self-acceptance, and ultimately redemption. Her film can be view at various upcoming film  festivals— 1)June 7: New Haven Documentary Film Festival at Whitney Humanities Center Caribbean Lens International Film Festival 2) June 16: International New York Film festival. To view the video trailer, click here. ​Francesca Andre is a filmmaker, photographer and producer with a masters in film and television from Sacred Heart University. […]

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On Broadway: Denzel Washington in “The Iceman Cometh”

Denzel Washington stars in Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,” reprising his role basically because he’s a genius. Please see this special report from “The Root”. The Iceman Cometh centers on Hickey (Washington), a conflicted man who passionately encourages fellow alcoholics in a New York City bar to abandon their pipe dreams and take hold of harsh realities, eventually revealing secrets from his own past.

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