Documentary

Historic Black Myrtle Beach nightclub documentary “Charlie’s Place” wins Emmy award

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast chapter on Saturday held the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony in Buckhead, Ga. At the event, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) received an Emmy award for Best Historical/Cultural – Program for “Charlie’s Place.” Part of the network’s “Carolina Stories” series, “Charlie’s Place” tells the story…

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PBS Documentary to Explore History of Transatlantic Slave Trade

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson and his production company Firelight Films announced that, “Creating the New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade,” will air on PBS in 2021. The four-part documentary will be the final installment in Firelight’s three-part series for Independent Lens, called America Revisited, which began with “The Black…

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Documentary “Black Memorabilia” Premieres on Independent Lens February 4

Black Memorabilia explores the world of racist material, both antique and newly produced, that propagate demeaning representations of African Americans and promotes white supremacy. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, the film shines a light on those who reproduce, consume and reclaim these racially insensitive items, from “Jolly Nigger” banks to Mammy kitchenware,…

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NNPA President Dr. Benjamin Chavis Says Reginald Lewis Film Offers Transcendent Message for Millennials at Cannes Film Festival

By Freddie Allen, Editor-in-Chief, NNPA Newswire Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), co-hosted an event celebrating international filmmakers and the European premiere of a documentary about the life and legacy of Reginald F. Lewis, America’s first Black billionaire, during the Cannes Film Festival in France. Dr.…

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“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” Documentary Television Series Airs This Summer

Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer JAY-Z for a landmark television event, “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the…

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Mike Colter, Gabourey Sidibe, Danny Glover and an All-Star Cast Perform The Radical King for Audible

Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of The Radical King. This collection of twenty-three of Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays and speeches, curated by Cornel West, is performed by LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Leslie Odom, Jr., Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe,…

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New Malcolm X Documentary Film Delivers

By Imam Al-Hajj Hakim Abdul-Ali It was about two years ago that my good friend noted author and lecturer A. Peter Bailey mentioned to me that he was involved in a video production covering certain unknown aspects of El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz’ political activist life. He was ecstatic about the project concerning late Muslim orator…

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