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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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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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WOKE UP BLACK Documentary Screening at Chicago Cultural Center Oct. 24th

Woke Up Black to screen at Chicago Cultural Center on October 24 In Q&A with NPR’s Cheryl Corley, youth discuss their personal stories and the importance of the 2012 vote WHAT:             Complimentary screening of compelling documentary by Chicago filmmaker and activist Mary F. Morten, nominated for 2012 Black Excellence Award for Film Direction. Morten and two youth featured […]

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New Documentary, ‘Soul Food Junkies’ : Is Soul Food Killing Us?

A thought-provoking new documentary delves into the longstanding and controversial relationship between the African American community and Soul Food. Check out the trailer for ‘Soul Food Junkies’ at BlackYouthProject.com! Is Soul Food killing our community?

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How the Public School System is Failing America

With my ongoing addiction to political documentaries, I watched “Waiting for Superman” on Monday night. While I realize I’m a little late in reviewing the movie, (it released in September of 2010), I can’t help but spread the knowledge I gained from the eye-opening film. As an English major and Political Science minor, my main […]

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Video: The Radical Imagination Series by Richard Stevenson Jr.

The Radical Imagination Series

”The act of imagining is the root of all creation.” Amiri Baraka. The human spirit is beautiful, naturally creative, and inherently powerful. Lately I’ve been inspired by some brilliant people who exhibit these qualities in their lives. The common link between them lies in their passionate love for art as well as their unwavering commitment […]

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VIDEO: Filmmaker Captures Everyday Life on Chicago’s South Side

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A Chicago filmmaker named Cyrus Dowlatshahi is working on a feature length documentary about life on the South Side of Chicago. His footage is incredible. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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