Mahershala Ali’s New Film Green Book Wins Top Award at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival as Black Films and Artists Thrive at TIFF

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic Nearly 500,000 film lovers flocked to the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival screening over 250 films from 80 countries. Artistry and diversity, the hallmarks of TIFF, were on view. Black artists, filmmakers and films were a key part of the soiree. Big budget movies, small indie films,…

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College of Charleston Music Industry Series to Explore Art of Composing Music for Film and Television

The College of Charleston’s IN THE MIX speaker series will once again delve into the nuances of the music business with Commercial Licensing and Scoring on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m at the Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309 (54 Saint Philip St). Composer, producer and adjunct faculty member Nathan Michel will discuss the intricacies of his work as a composer for film and…

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South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation Selected to Attend National Board Training Workshop

Members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (SCAAHF) board of directors will attend the coveted National Trust Historic Preservation Board Building workshop in Annapolis, Maryland. Jannie Harriot, Executive Director said, “SCAAHF is honored to have been nominated to attend this important conference from a pool of organizations from around the country. Our board…

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Communities In Schools Announces the All In Relief Fund to Support Affiliates Impacted by Hurricane Florence

Communities In Schools (CIS), the national organization dedicated to empowering at-risk students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future, today announced the creation of the All In Relief Fund to support CIS affiliates who have suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Florence. Communities In Schools has 12 affiliates in North and South Carolina that have been impacted by or are still in the path…

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Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Highlights the Needs of Families with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month PSA Campaign

Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in America. Over 600 children are diagnosed each year in the Carolinas, where there are only nine treatment locations for pediatric cancer. Many families struggle to find resources to get their child to lifesaving care. During September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas…

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The Sin, Hypocrisy and Racism of White Privilege

By Austin R. Cooper, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor The U.S. Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for fourteen years and a natural born citizen. The term “natural born citizen” is not defined. Based on these criteria, I cannot argue that…

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