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The Radical Monarchs: New Docu-Short On The Youth Group For Activist Girls Of Color

January 18, 2017 by

“Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of color.” Meet the Radical Monarchs, an Oakland, CA based group dedicated to creating opportunities for young girls of color “to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically ... [Read More]

Upcoming HBO Documentary Chronicles Unbreakable Bond Between Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

Upcoming HBO Documentary Chronicles Unbreakable Bond Between Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

December 29, 2016 by

The tragic back to back deaths of actress and author Carrie Fisher (60) on Tuesday and her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds (84), yesterday have put greater importance on the upcoming HBO Documentary Bright Lights, which was shot with the close pair about a year ago. It is said to be a candid "chronicle of the ... [Read More]

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Remembering “Miss Sharon Jones” Who Shared Her Inspiring Life In Powerful Documentary

November 21, 2016 by

Last week we heard the sad news that brilliant soul and funk singer Sharon Jones, of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, passed away at the age of 61 after battling pancreatic cancer. Success didn’t come easy for the singer. In the 90’s she had pretty much given up trying to build a music career after being told ... [Read More]

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What Tomorrow Brings… Compelling Documentary Takes Close Look At Educating Girls in Afghanistan

October 25, 2016 by

In spite of the global attention to the issue, girls in Afghanistan continue to struggle as they pursue an education. In the new documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmmaker Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges, ... [Read More]

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Watch: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise’ Documentary Film Trailer

September 23, 2016 by

Mark your calendars! The new documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise will be released October 14th. In anticipation, American Masters has released the film’s trailer. As friends from Dr. Angelou’s inner circle, directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules were granted remarkable and unmatched access ... [Read More]

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‘Black Women in Medicine’ Documentary Chronicles The Unsung Journeys Of Black Female Doctors

September 1, 2016 by

Black Women in Medicine is the first feature film to chronicle the lives of women who challenge stereotypes, race, gender, class, and culture to achieve their dream of becoming physicians. This groundbreaking documentary features the diverse voices of young medical students, ... [Read More]

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

Audrie & Daisy: A Powerful Netflix Documentary About Sexual Assault And Social Media

August 24, 2016 by

The new documentary Audrie & Daisy follows the stories of Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, two high school girls from different cities who were sexually assaulted by boys they considered to be friends. Subsequently, the girls were both bullied online and constantly taunted at school. ... [Read More]

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

Olympic Boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields And Her Fight For Gold

August 4, 2016 by

There are thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and all of them have a story about their journey, but one that has really captivated us is that of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. In 2012, Claressa became the first American woman to earn an Olympic gold medal in boxing, a monumental achievement for anyone, but especially for a then 17-year-old living in poverty in Flint, ... [Read More]

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