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Friends help ‘Interrupters’ star Ameena Matthews battling cancer

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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

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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 transgender woman who was sentenced to time behind […]

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

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 epidemic.”

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Video: documentary takes on ‘rules of racism’

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 relations in the country, by offering an in-depth […]

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Event: Face of Darkness – Journey to Healing

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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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Emanuel aides, CNN producers script Chicagoland scenes according to emails

If it appeared as though some of the scenes from CNN’s documentary series “Chicagoland” weren’t authentic, that’s because they weren’t. More than 700 emails reviewed by the Chicago Tribune reveal that a production team worked hand in hand with the mayor’s advisers to develop storylines, arrange certain camera shots and review news released officially announcing […]

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Worldstar Hip Hop Presents: ‘The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago’

Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light. But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

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Graduation: Voices and Images of Chicago Youth Violence

This is an introduction to a series of ongoing posts featuring youth voices and images from Graduation, a multimedia project about Chicago youth violence.

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Events

Watch FREE ANGELA DAVIS & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS at UChicago TONIGHT at 6PM

Don’t miss a free screening of the highly anticipated documentary Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners at the University of Chicago tonight at 6pm!

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Screening of Documentary WOKE UP BLACK at Harold Washington College on Feb. 25th!

Filmmaker and activist Mary F. Morten’s documentary Woke Up Black will screen at Harold Washington College, 30 East Lake Street, Room 103, in downtown Chicago on Monday, February 25, at 3 p.m. Don’t miss this fascinating film. More info after the jump!

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