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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Knitting and crochet have evolved way beyond grandma’s classic and lovingly-made afghan blanket to become one the hottest trends in modern art. In her film YARN, director Una Lorenzen introduces us to the women artists who are changing perceptions and redefining these traditional crafts ... [Read More]
In 2013, when Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional “before” and “after (bearing three children)” photo it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. ... [Read More]