1. BK Live 3/17/15: Brooklyn SuperNaturals- Black Beauty Supply Industry

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    African-American women dominate the hair care industry -- as CUSTOMERS. The industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and black women buy as much as 80 per cent of the merchandise, but as OWNERS, they are almost nonexistent. Two exceptions to that rule, however -- are building their businesses right here in Brooklyn -- Janice Fredericks of Fabulous Freddy's Beauty Supply Boutique and Judian Brown-Morris of Black Girls Divine Beauty Supply Store. We also welcomed Renae Bluitt of InHerShoesBlog.com & Crush Media. ffbeautysupply.com- Twitter: @fabulousfreddys FB: BlackGirlsDivineBeautysupply- @bgdbeauty inhershoesblog.com- Twitter: @inhershoesblog

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    • Carrie Mae: An American Life VOD

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      "Carrie Mae: An American Life" (2014, 60 min.) is the story of Carrie Mae Sharpless Newkirk, born in 1923 in Duplin County, one of fifteen children in a sharecropping family. She attended the Chinquapin Colored School, a Rosenwald school, and dreamed of becoming a teacher. She thought her dream was impossible after her father died when she was in high school. However, her principal obtained a work scholarship for her to attend Kittrell College. From there, she went on to earn her degree from Elizabeth City State Teachers' College. Carrie Mae taught in Pender County's segregated schools, then in 1966 she became one of the first African American teachers to integrate a white faculty. Her life reflects the major shifts in southern education from the 1920s to the 1970s, as well as her 40+ year commitment to service through teaching. As she often said, "Children know when you love them." This film is made possible in part by the generous support of the Middle Road Foundation.

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      • A Conversation With My Black Son

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        In this short documentary, parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police. Produced by Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1FvV7nj Click here to follow us: vimeo.com/newyorktimes Watch more videos at: nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/nytvideo

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        • Talkback Part 3 2015

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          TALKBACK 2015 Please watch "Talkback Part 1 2015" first which presents an overview on the theme. "Talkback Part 2 2015" presents interviews which compare and contrast the United States of America and Australia, particularly through the eyes of African American and Aboriginal Australians. "Talkback Part 3 2015" presents interviews which tell the stories of migrants and mixed heritage people finding their identity in USA and AUS. The vimeo link here shows "Talkback Part 3 2015" , which is of 31 minutes duration. "Talkback" is a video collage project that aims to explore the intersections of race and identity. It features interviews with sixty-six Americans and Australians, including prominent artists, who discuss aspects of their histories and aspirations. The project seeks to encourage dialogue about belonging, blackness, whiteness and intergenerational continuity and change. "Talkback" was initiated by artist, Tania Ferrier (AUS), through a three month residency in the USA sponsored by the Western Australian government through the Artsource “Go Anywhere” program. The American interviews Ferrier gathered for "Talkback" were conducted towards the end of President Obama’s first term in office; in these, aspiration emerged as a dominant theme. Participants in these interviews also contributed to the research and photography in the video collage. In 2013, the Fremantle Art Centre (AUS ) sponsored a residency where Ferrier interviewed Australian participants who reveal a similar preoccupation with race and identity, but one that is shaped by our history of colonialism and the White Australia Policy. In 2014 a collaborative exhibition installation was built around the video projection incorporating light box photography by Yulissa Morales (USA), Mirla Jackson ( USA ) and James Kerr (AUS) and text animation introduced to the video collage and in rope light sculptures by artist, Laura Mitchell (AUS / USA), all providing context for and elaboration on the questions and themes raised in "Talkback". Video technician, Alan Thompson, contributed additional sound to the collage along with numerous musicians including Abe Dunovits (AUS). (See credits). Most recently, artist and academic, Dr. Leslie Morgan joined the team and contributed large paper collages, incorporating gathered research and the catalogue essay for the exhibition which was held at Heathcote Museum and Gallery in Western Australia in August and September, 2014. "Talkback" is significant because the visual representation of the struggle to belong and assert identity, through stories of trauma and resilience, is performed on a daily basis against an often hostile terrain of bigotry and exclusion. The installation insists that the gaps and absences in representation are as important as the threads of narratives because they allow the viewer entry points that can suggest new possibilities and questions. "Talkback" is a reminder that the residue of the past and its associated traumas need to be addressed in our minds, and in our communities, before we can ‘move on’. The "Talkback Project" is an ongoing development where the contributing artists are building upon it in 2015 with new interviews, photography and works on paper to keep the dialogue fresh and up to date. "Talkback " has been invited to show at the Australian Catholic University Gallery at 26 Brunswick, Fitzroy from 6th - 28th June 2015 and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA from 7th – 29th August, 2015. An artist residency concurrent with the exhibitions invite viewers to participate in a response which will be documented as part of ongoing developments. If you are interested in showing the video collage and/or exhibition further information is available through the website www.talkbackproject.com.au or contact email: ferriertania@yahoo.com.au

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          • Derek J supports short film -'Paralysis' by R. Shanea Williams

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            Click on the link to donate ------> http://igg.me/p/paralysis/x/8815 Meet Jessica. She's not getting any sleep tonight. Paralysis is a short-length psychological horror film about Jessica, an African American photographer suffering with a sleep disorder. After a painful divorce, Jessica moves into a new apartment and is plagued by terrifying occurrences, which she fears are coming from a supernatural entity. "Paralysis" is written and will be directed by R. Shanea Williams and produced by Anthony J. Davis. Click on the link to donate ------> http://igg.me/p/paralysis/x/8815

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            • Duck Dynasty / Double Dutch

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              One of a series of spots shot for season 4 of the A&E Duck Dynasty show. The series portrayed the idea that "Duck Fever" had swept the nation. Shot on an Alexa, with real kids in PA.

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              • Obama Takes the Lead on Race Relations

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                Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches illustrates the unifying force he has become on race matters.

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                • Indiegogo Pitch

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                  Pitch video for my IndieGogo campaign for a writing project on African American expatriate writers in Paris. Check out the campaign at: http://igg.me/at/footstepsofbaldwin

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                  • NSBE Special Interest Group 2015

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                    • Conversations | ep 1| Trailer

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                      Conversations is a series that explores the depth of wisdom that can be had in a simple everyday conversation.

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