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What “lackluster” #LightGirls was missing


By Diamond 11:04 am January 21, 2015 Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.

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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm December 31, 2014 Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell […]

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Producers seeking stories from young people of color for ‘Woke Up Black. Again.’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:57 am October 30, 2014 The director and producer of  a critically-acclaimed documentary centered around the lives of the young black experience is giving more individuals the chance to be featured. Woke Up Black. Again. is the sequel to Mary F. Morten’s film, Woke Up Black. 

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Video: Spike Lee releases ‘Throw Like a Girl’ documentary in honor of Mo’ne Davis

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:13 am October 22, 2014 Earlier we reported that director Spike Lee was working on a documentary about Little League World Series breakout star Mo’ne Davis. The short documentary, Throw Like a Girl, chronicles how Mo’ne was discovered and became involved in baseball. The documentary also shows Mo’ne playing basketball, her favorite sport.

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Spike Lee to make documentary on Mo’ne Davis and her Little League team

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:06 am October 10, 2014 Filmmaker Spike Lee is hoping to make a documentary about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis and her team. Along with Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, Davis captured the hearts of watchers of the Little League World Series.

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Friends help ‘Interrupters’ star Ameena Matthews battling cancer


By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:34 pm September 15, 2014 A Chicago-based activist whose violence-prevention work was featured in a critically acclaimed documentary has been diagnosed with cancer. Friends have started a fundraiser campaign in hopes of raising money for Ameena Matthews’ treatment. 

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Video: ‘Free Cece’ documentary calls attention to plight of trans, black people


By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:14 pm September 2, 2014 Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox may be famous for her roles on the big screen, but the trans activist is also taking an active role in standing up for the rights of black people. Cox was so moved by the story of Cece McDonald, a […]

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Video: ’72 Percent’ documentary takes on ‘epidemic’ of black single parent

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:23 am August 7, 2014 According to statistics, 72 percent of African American children are born to single parents. A new documentary “72 Percent,” aims to analyze “beyond catastrophic” statistics through conversation about the effect of policies regarding welfare, social norms and celebrity examples on what they refer to as a “disturbing […]

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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:40 pm May 19, 2014 For its third installment, the “Hidden Colors” docuseries is tackling racism head on. The series takes a look at the cultural history of African Americans, through the lens of  identity and race in America. But “Hidden Colors 3″ goes beyond the traditional narrative of lynchings and race […]

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:46 pm May 15, 2014 Filmmakers Squeaky Moore and Kenneth “KT” Nelson, along with executive producers Terrie M. Williams and Mari Yanuzzi will host the  “Face of Darkness” – Journey to Healing event at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in New York City at 6 p.m.

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