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    50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘Beyond Vietnam Speech

    September 17, 2018

    April 4-April 8, 2017, Tavis Smiley comemmorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech: Hollywood legend and activist Harry Belafonte discusses his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King. Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr talks about the backlash his friend faced after the “Beyond Vietnam” speech. Professor and author Marc Lamont Hill, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the ‘Highlander Research and Education Center’ and Rashad Robinson from ‘Color of Change’ look at the future and the future of the Civil Rights movement.

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    Africa’s Great Civilizations

    September 21, 2018

    Africa's Great Civilizations In his new six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.             [BACK TO VIDEO LIBRARY]  

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    Against All Odds: The Fight For A Black Middle Class

    September 12, 2018

    Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Through dramatic historical footage and deeply moving personal interviews with prominent African Americans, including Isabel Wilkerson, Elijah Cummings, Alvin Poussaint, and Angela Glover Blackwell, Against All Odds explores the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.

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    BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

    September 16, 2018

    BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez is a portrait of the artist, revealing Sanchez’s uncompromising life. Deemed "a lion in literature's forest" by poet Maya Angelou, Sanchez is a winner of major literary honors, including the American Book Award in 1985 and the Harper Lee Award in 2004, among others. A significant figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement, often considered the artistic arm of the Black Power Movement, she raised her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, women's liberation, and world peace.

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    Bastards of the Party

    September 17, 2018

    Directed by former Bloods gang-member Cle Sloan, Bastards of the Party explores the creation of two of Los Angeles’s most notorious gangs, the Crips and the Bloods, from the perspective of the Los Angeles community. The film also denounces gang violence and presents meaningful solutions from former gang-members to stop this problem.

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    Episode 13: Race vs Gender – Femiphobia and Homophobia Within the Black Liberation Struggle

    April 7, 2013

    In this episode, we will look at the social construct of patriarchal masculinity as it is expressed in the Black liberation struggle. We will start with the critical question posed by the brilliant scholar and social critic, bell hooks. We will then take a look at some specific controversies vis-à-vis gender and homophobia. Has homophobia and femiphobia (fear of women) hurt the Black Liberation struggle?

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    Episode 6: African American Frontiers (Part 1)

    April 8, 2013

      African American Frontiers (Part 1) -- Introduction: The role frontier is profoundly significant for persons of African descent. Beginning with the Atlantic Slave Tradethe Middle Passage impacted both sides of the Atlantic.  The meeting of Africans with those who would later be known as Americans transformed the African continent while the American frontier transformed the Africans who were transported there.  

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    Episode 7: African American Frontiers (Part 2)

    April 7, 2013

    In this episode, we explore how life was different for African Americans on the frontier. How those differences translate to both danger and opportunity for persons of African descent in the Spanish and English American territories, and the role Africans played in shaping what was to become the American frontier.

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    Episode 9: The Unfinished Revolution

    April 7, 2013

    The Unfinished Revolution -- Introduction: In this episode, we examine different perspectives on the success and failure of Reconstruction. We look at the African American responses to the Reconstruction  as well as African Americans who are taking matters in their own hands by seeking out opportunities on the United States frontier. Finally, we examine the ideological responses that frame the continued struggle to finish an unfinished revolution.    

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    Guest Lecture: Guilty By Association? Aaron Harvey and Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan Speak at San Diego City College

    June 12, 2015

    San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is seeking to use a provision in state law to charge purported gang members in conspiracy related to over a dozen murders by Lincoln Park gang members in 2013.

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    Through A Lens Darkly — Black Photographers And The Emergence Of A People

    September 17, 2018

    The first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.

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