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    #BEBRAVE CIVIL RIGHTS HEROINE HONORED WITH POSTHUMOUS HONORARY DOCTORAL DEGREE

    Viola Liuzzo, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement, gave her life so that all Americans could vote


    DETROIT, MI – On Friday, April 10th, civil rights martyr and heroine Viola Liuzzo will be honored with a posthumous honorary degree from Wayne State University. Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed in the civil rights movement, was murdered just hours after her participation in the Selma to Montgomery marches. Viola was a nursing student at Wayne State University at the time of her death. This will be the first posthumous honorary degree awarded in the school's 145 year history. Viola’s children and family will be present to accept the degree on her behalf.

    On Thursday, April 9th, the day before the degree dedication, there will be a special screening of the documentary film, Home of the Brave hosted by the #BeBrave Campaign, Wayne State University and Sister 2 Sister. There will be a Q&A with several of Liuzzo’s children afterward. The film tells the story of Viola’s bravery and conviction, her murder by members of the Ku Klux Klan, the contributing role her death played in the passage of the Voting Rights Act later in the year, and the smear campaign launched against her by the FBI. Viola would have been 90 years old on April 11th.

    In honor of the continued leadership of everyday heroes, Viola’s family and the Home of the Brave filmmakers have collaborated under the #BeBrave banner to join civil rights and faith groups around the nation in engaging a new generation of concerned citizens and activists. The campaign, seeks to engage these young leaders to contribute their unique voices to the national discourse about voting rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. The #BeBrave campaign will mobilize communities around screenings of the film in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    WHAT
    Screening and Discussion of “Home of the Brave" Documentary

    WHEN
    Thursday, April 9, 2015
    7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

    WHERE
    Wayne State University
    Student Center, Ballroom C
    5221 Gullen Mall
    Detroit, MI 48202

    WHAT
    Honorary Degree Ceremony

    WHEN
    Friday, April 10, 2015
    1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    WHERE
    Wayne State University Law School
    Spencer Partrich Auditorium
    471 West Palmer Street
    Detroit, MI 48202


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    What I Learned from Watching Selma

    by William Jackson Instructor with Edward Waters College


    There are movies that inspire, there are movies that excite, there are movies that create an effect on multiple levels of human psychology, sociology and passions. Selma takes the viewer on a journey of emotional mixtures, psychological enlightenment and rationalization to the realities of how important voting rights are. The realities of societal civil rights and the connection between the criminal justice system and juries made up of inequality and racism.

    Having a jury of your peers in many cases is not possible because peers have lost voting rights and serving on a jury is not possible because many are not registered or have felony convictions that keep them from earning their rights. Selma touched people in a way that encouraged and demanded discussion on many levels beyond emotional turmoil and conflict that many experienced from viewing movies that address Civil Rights issues, the institution of slavery that Blacks have experienced during their captivity to the Americas hundreds of year before is still evident. There isn’t a conclusion to this story because the descendents in generations carry the emotional and psychological baggage from slavery to freedom, from institutional bondage to the denial of societal rights and privileges that are denied based on the pigment of the skin.

    The movie Selma offers an opportunity not just for Blacks, but the diversity of culture in America to see and experience a small portion of the Civil Rights movement, the importance of voting rights, serving on juries and having a knowledge of the justice system. Historically Blacks are disproportionally denied fair trials, they are historically given harder and longer prison sentences, and Blacks lack the opportunity of fair and impartial juries of their peers because too many “peers” have criminal backgrounds that deny them from serving on juries. Too many Blacks lack the willingness to even register to vote because they do not see the importance of doing so and do not see the historic and current value of being an active and educated voter.

    Selma dealt with these issues that needed to be shouted to Blacks to show them that here are those that sacrificed and died for the opportunity to vote. In order to bring justice to those that kill Black men, women and children Blacks must be registered voters and participate on juries. As stated in Selma that whites kill and rape Blacks, but go free because a jury of “their” peers sets them free. Blacks need to understand if you don’t vote the laws will stay the same and the same people that make those laws will always stay in power allowing their power to grow. Blacks power will remain diminished and castrated of voting power and political influence. Blacks continue to be their own worst enemy in too many cases.

    Before the physical altercations of Selma the mind was served with the words that inspired millions to place their lives and the lives of women and even children in the line of physical abuse from attack. This is how important the right to vote is, the right to have equality and to be treated equitably.

    Today many Black men are portrayed as weak, because of the lack of voting strength and high levels of unemployment. This will continue if Black men, Black women and black families do not unify and work together to change the status que.

    Factors like not registering to vote, not voting even if registered and other behaviors that are not positive are passed from one generation to the other. Simplistically, if you keep the man/men, fathers/grandfathers down and powerless this transfers to the family. If you keep mothers distracted by having no husband, no father, uneducated on welfare, happy to receive their EBT cards, keep them complacent and needy they will be distracted by the challenges of life and not care about voting or politics and eventually lose the will for education and personal improvements.

    Blacks as seen in Selma must stop being comfortable in their “hoods” physically, economically, socially, educationally, financially and politically. Selma told the story to improve the lifestyles of and for Blacks is through education, unity and cultural pride. Blacks do not for the majority want to be white, they want an equal playing field to provide for their families.

    The author, K. Harris of Prince, The Future King series states, “fathers are critically important to their children’s well being and are a role model for their sons.” It is widely known how important fathers are in the lives of their children; look at the lives of Malcolm X and other men whose fathers were involved in Black Nationalism, but also how racism, stereotypical thinking, and discrimination shaped their lives as well.

    Coinciding with writings in Proverbs 4:1 which states, “Hear ye children the instruction of a father and attend to know understanding”. Black men must teach each other and teach their children, guide them and nurture them, but not lead them down the wrong paths that will destroy their futures. Leading another generation to destruction and being lost with no educational opportunities or chances for employment to change their socio-economic situations.

    Ephesians 4:25, “wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another”. Men unite in a common quest to raise children whether in the home or not and accept the responsibilities that are contributors of life. To speak truth to your children and to each other, in Ephesians 4:29 states, “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that may minister grace unto the hearers.”

    The Civil Rights movement not moment was organized by students and ministers. Through their works together and organized unity they made great changes in society. They organized individuals into a movement to effect change in their neighborhoods, in homes, and in the hearts of their people first. Nothing will change if fathers and men do not unify to make sure their families are provided for, their children see them (fathers) fighting for equal rights in all of society and the value of education.

    Selma will just be another Black movie if Blacks do not move forward to effect the changes that need to be made in American society. Selma demonstrated the reasons for the fight for justice that still rings true today. Blacks are still in conflict with themselves and society, before we can demand change from the government, the justice system and even come to terms with our diverse religious denominations that struggle in unity, Blacks must come to terms with themselves.


    William Jackson
    Instructor
    Edward Waters College
    Jacksonville, Florida
    jacksonw@duvalschools.org


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    American History is not Black History; Black History is not America’s


    As taught in mainstream culture, American history propagates this nation as the womb of freedom, justice, and liberty. There are American creation myths as exemplified by the “Founding Fathers.” There are founding documents as revered as biblical texts for their promise of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    That is why the argument that ‘black history is American history’ is naïve to the point of insipidity. For most of this nation’s history, blacks were not ‘Americans.’ First, we were owned, and then we were barred from exercising the rights of citizenship. That’s why our history puts the lie to American history’s mainstream myths. Almost half of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, some of whom wrote so eloquently of freedom, owned other men as slaves. For most of its history, this country profited immensely from forcibly denying us freedom and liberty, by keeping us in chains, and from our labor as sub-citizens. Our history puts the lie to America’s history as popularly told.

    Do we want to continue to teach our children black history through a white racial frame? That is the practical effect of stating, “black history is American history.” It states that the majority veil should be placed on the history that we teach our children. It states that we should forego the right that every other culture assumes—the right to teach our history from our own point-of-view, and to be the heroes of our own stories—and instead, subsume our history within the majority’s. It states that we do not have the right to express our rage at the barbarities we endured, for those are histories that the majority has little willingness to accept and examine, and for good reason: they put the lie to treasured American myths.

    To pronounce that “black history is American history” says that every black child should learn that after Vernon Dahmer’s home was firebombed in Mississippi and Dahmer died from his wounds, the outraged white community worked to rebuild the Dahmer home. It says that black children needn’t learn that in Brookhaven, Mississippi in 1955, Lamar Smith was shot dead on the courthouse lawn in broad daylight by a white man for the crime of organizing blacks to vote, and that the known killer was never indicted because, per the Southern Poverty Law Center, “no one would admit they saw a white man shoot a black man.”

    To say “black history is American history” approves the endless repetition of a Martin Luther King quote like:

    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

    It says black children needn’t bother with another strand of King’s thinking:

    “It is an unhappy truth that racism is a way of life for the vast majority of white Americans, spoken and unspoken, acknowledged and denied, subtle and sometimes not so subtle—the disease of racism permeates and poisons a whole body politic.

    To insist that black history is American history says that the majority should be allowed to use our history to paint themselves in the warmest light, but that we should not be allowed to do the same. The two are often mutually exclusive. To understand the challenges and triumphs of the American descendants of African slaves, it is imperative to understand that almost every aspect of the might of this nation was used to cripple us. To understand how far we’ve come, the battles we fought, the blood we shed and the triumphs and defeats we suffered, you must understand the weight of the spiked boot that was placed on our necks. To do that, you must indict America for crimes she would rather forget.

    American history is not black history, and our history is not America’s to dictate. Until we understand that, and begin teaching our history to ourselves in ways that serve our own cultural needs instead of the majority’s, we will continue to internalize this nation’s prejudices against us, instead of arming ourselves to appropriately demonize and deflect them.

    Leonce Gaiter is a prolific African American writer and proud Harvard Alum. His writing has appeared in the NYTimes, NYT Magazine, LA Times, Washington Times, and Washington Post, and he has written two novels. His newly released novel, In the Company of Educated Men, (http://bit.ly/ZyqSuN) is a literary thriller with socio-economic, class, and racial themes.

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    Black History Month


    In recognition of National African American History Month, which is celebrated annually in February, the U.S. GPO Bookstore has assembled a collection of new and popular publications focusing on African Americans.

    Publications in our Black History Month collection on our U.S. Government Bookstore (http://bookstore.gpo.gov/) include the following titles:

    150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: Commemorative Coloring Book: Forever Free provides a history about President Lincoln signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Also includes portraits and short biographies of several African Americans. Could be used as both a history book and a coloring book.

    Discovering the Underground Railroad: Junior Ranger Activity Book provides activities for children ages 5-12 to learn about the history of the underground railroad and the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Pathbreakers: U.S. Marine African American Officers in Their Own Words. The purpose of this book is to educate people, specifically prospective African American officers, on how previous African American military officers navigated their way through successful careers in the United States Marine Corps (USMC).

    Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Barack Obama, 2010, Book 2, July 1 to December 31, 2010. Third volume of the official Public Papers of the Presidents series for President Barack Obama, in a high-quality clothbound hardcover edition. Spine title reads: Public Papers of the Presidents, Barack Obama 2010, Book 1. Contains all public messages and statements of the President of the United States released by the White House from January 1 to June 30, 2010.

    Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (ePub eBook). Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress.

    For more information, visit our African Americans category on our online bookstore at:
    http://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/minorities-cultures-languages/african-americans.


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    AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON ASPIRE DURING FEBRUARY’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC

    DIRECTED BY BOBBITO GARCIA AND KEVIN COULIAU, THE FILM EXPLORES THE HISTORY, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF NEW YORK’S SUMMER B-BALL SCENE Premiering Exclusively On Thursday, February 19 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST






    ATLANTA – February 3, 2015 – ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE) today announced the exclusive premiere of the acclaimed, award-winning documentary Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (doinitinthepark.com/film), directed by Bobbito García (“It’s The Shoes,” author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987) and Kevin Couliau (Heart & Soul Of New York City). Called “an exuberant introduction to the rich lore of the city game” by The New York Times, the documentary will debut on ASPiRE on Thursday, February 19 at 9 p.m. EST, with an encore at 11 p.m. EST.

    Directed by García and Couliau, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.

    "You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up … for life." Doin’ It In The Park lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes (including superstar Julius “Dr. J” Erving), and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling “next” game at their local schoolyard. Directors García and Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs to create their documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film’s title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America’s most popular, and accessible, free recreation.

    “We can’t tell you how excited we are to have our film air on ASPiRE,” said Directors Bobbito García and Kevin Couliau. “We made the film to inspire people everywhere to play ball outdoors. The fact that the legendary Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and his network is broadcasting it will only help continue to spread our message.”

    The soundtrack features music by The Blackbyrds, Quantic, 20SYL, The Roots and Jurassic 5.

    The film has won a number of awards, including Audience Award: Best Feature, Urbanworld Film Fest 2012; Winner: Best Documentary, New Jersey Film Fest 2012; Winner: Best Documentary, San Francisco Black Film Festival, 2012; and Winner: Best Documentary, Mount Vernon Film Festival 2014. In addition, in 2012 it was an official selection at Toronto’s Regent Park Film Festival, Puerto Rico’s Fine Arts Film Festival and Philadelphia’s The Awesome Fest.

    ASPiRE presents a Goldcrest Films and 360 Creative Filmworks production. Starring Julius Erving, Kenny Smith, Pee Wee Kirkland, Fly Williams and Kenny Anderson. Executive Produced by Thibaut de Longville and Nick Quested. Produced by Bobbito García. Co-produced by Flore Biet, David Couliau and Thibaut de Longville. Directed by Bobbito García and Kevin Couliau. Written and Narrated by Bobbito García. Original Music by Eddie Palmieri and Sylvain Richard. Cinematography by Kevin Couliau. Film editing by David Couliau.

    Follow the documentary and talent at:
    · www.aspire.tv/doinitinthepark
    · www.doinitinthepark.com
    · Bobbito Garcia on Twitter @koolboblove
    · Kevin Couliau on Twitter @AsfaltCronicles
    · Julius Erving on Twitter @OfficialDrJ6

    About ASPiRE
    ASPiRE is a television network that celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of African-Americans. ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle and news/information. The network was launched June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. ASPiRE is available in about 21 million homes in 21 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/aspireTV and on Twitter @tvASPiRE.

    About Magic Johnson Enterprises
    Magic Johnson Enterprises acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. For more information, visit http://magicjohnson.com/enterprises.

    About Bobbito García
    Native New Yorker Bobbito García is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). The former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN2’s “It’s the Shoes” series. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and produces his own Full Court 21™ NYC Tournament. A self-proclaimed “outdoor b-ball activist,” Bobbito has played in 35 countries throughout five continents, and has acted as an ambassador for the sport, giving clinics and donating sneakers in multiple developing areas.

    About Kevin Couliau
    Frenchman Kevin Couliau is the director of “Heart & Soul Of New York City,” a short film/music video about a season of NYC streetball which has accumulated over a million views online. As a photographer, he is widely recognized as the most prolific outdoor basketball photographer of the last decade. His images have appeared in Bounce Magazine (US), Fadeaway (UK) and Reverse Magazine (France). As a director of photography, his work has been seen in Canal + “The New Explorers" documentary series, Jordan Brand’s annual "Quai 54" TV / DVD series, the New York Knicks "Battle of The Boroughs" videos and Nike’s "World Basketball Festival" campaign content.


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    (BPRW) In Honor of Black History Month, Comcast Celebrates Innovators Making Waves in the African American Community and Beyond

    Xfinity to Host Live Webcast Featuring Noted African American Entrepreneurs in Media and Tech Hosted by Renowned MSNBC Journalist Touré Special On Demand Programming Centered on Historic Firsts and Those Making History Today Available Across Xfinity TV Platforms


    (BLACK PR WIRE)--PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comcast today announced a Black History Month celebration that will highlight the incredible work of African American technology entrepreneurs and content creators. Throughout February, Comcast will feature a special collection of programming across Xfinity TV platforms, and the celebration will culminate on February 25th with a two-part, live-streamed online talk show featuring a panel of rising stars making an impact in the world of tech and content.

    “We are thrilled to focus this Black History Month on the contributions of entrepreneurs and innovators in the African American community who are making history today,” said Keesha Boyd, Executive Director Multicultural Consumer Services. “Highlighted in our special programming and throughout our celebration are some of the best creative and pioneering minds in tech and entertainment. Comcast’s goal is to support their efforts and create an opportunity for our customers to learn more through their dynamic stories.”

    Presented by Xfinity and moderated by MSNBC’s Touré, the panel will showcase an inspiring new generation of innovators who will discuss the challenges and successes of pushing boundaries in tech, TV and film. The first segment will center on tech innovation and will feature entrepreneurs who are breaking ground in noteworthy ways, including:

    •Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code
    •Matthew Burnett, Co-Founder, Makers Row
    •Luvvie Ajai, Founder of AwesomelyTechie.com and AwesomelyLuvvie.com
    •Angela Benton, Founder and CEO of NewME Accelerator

    The second segment will feature some of the most innovative content creators including:

    •Smokey Fontaine, Chief Content & Creative Officer of InteractiveOne
    •Eunique Jones Gibson, Founder of Because of Them We Can
    •Courtney Kemp-Agboh, Showrunner for “Power” on Starz
    •Baratunde Thurston, co-host of TakePart Live, CEO and co-Founder of Cultivated Wit and NY Times Best Seller

    The live online talk show will begin streaming at 12 p.m. ET on February 25th and be accessible to all on Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.

    In addition, during the month of February, Xfinity will offer a collection of Black History Month programming with a special focus on content featuring African American icons who have achieved historic “firsts” in the African American community, including films like: Venus and Serena, The Great Debaters, Pride, The Medgar Evers Story, Bird, I Am Ali and Malcom X. Other features include TV specials like The Black List on TVOne and Angelique Kidjo on Al Jazeera America.

    All programming will be featured on Xfinity’s Celebrate Black TV website and on Xfinity On Demand, with select content available on mobile devices via the Xfinity TV Go app.

    This month, Comcast is also expanding “His Dream Our Stories” -- which was launched in 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – with new interviews and an extended collection of videos that will feature key moments in civil rights history. In partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, Comcast will feature “Moments in Civil Rights History with D’Army Bailey” -- a collection of historical events in the civil rights movement. Both sites will be updated weekly with original videos hosted by legendary activist Judge D’Army Bailey, covering key civil rights milestones and events. Users will also have the ability to directly upload their own personal stories of activism, memories from marches and demonstrations, or similar stories from their loved ones.

    Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supply chain, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations.

    About Comcast Corporation
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

    Source: Comcast Corporation


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    HE SURVIVED POST-SLAVERY LOUISIANA AND YEARS IN PRISON TO BECOME ONE OF THE MUSICAL GIANTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

    LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL PREMIERES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT 8PM ET/PT ON SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™


    New York, January 20, 2015 – Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians, from The Weavers to the Grateful Dead, from Van Morrison, to The Beach Boys and even Nirvana. And yet few people today know his remarkable story, and even fewer know when they are listening to his music. His story is told in the new one-hour Smithsonian Channel special, LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY, premiering Monday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

    Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly, was born in 1889, into a post-war South plagued by extreme poverty, poor education, racism and a corrupt justice system. With the odds stacked against him, Lead Belly emerged as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

    In LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY, author John Reynolds cites a quote from George Harrison who once said, “no Lead Belly, no Lonnie Donegan – no Lonnie Donegan, no Beatles.” And Kurt Cobain called Lead Belly his favorite performer after playing Lead Belly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” to conclude Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” show. LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY features interviews with Van Morrison, singer/songwriter Judy Collins, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and other musicians, who talk about how they were and are inspired by Lead Belly. Also heard from are members of his family and those working to keep his memory and legacy alive.

    The Black History Month premiere of LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY is timed to coincide with the Smithsonian Folkways release of ‘Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection,’ the first career-spanning box set dedicated to the American music icon, on February 24. More information can be found at http://www.folkways.si.edu/leadbelly.

    Lead Belly’s journey was long and arduous. An accomplished musician at a young age, he landed on a prison chain gang in 1915 under murky charges. Though he escaped, he was back in prison by 1918, this time charged with murdering a relative in a fight over a woman. He had served just seven years of his 35-year sentence, when Texas Governor Pat Morris Neff pardoned Lead Belly in response to a song he wrote seeking freedom. Neff had regularly brought guests to the prison on Sundays to hear Lead Belly perform.

    Lead Belly returned to prison in 1930, this time to Louisiana’s infamous Angola Prison Farm, after he stabbed a white man during a fight. It was there in 1933 that pioneer musicologists John and Alan Lomax arrived with recording equipment on a quest to collect folk songs. In his initial session with them, Lead Belly played “Goodnight Irene” -- the first time the song was ever recorded. Years later The Weavers would record it and it would go to the top of the pop charts – selling some 2 million copies. With his remarkable memory for music, powerful voice and blistering playing on his famous 12-string Stella guitar, Lead Belly would go on to record hundreds of songs -- bridging the musical gap between the Civil War and the 20th century, and helping to preserve music which would otherwise have been lost.

    After his release from Angola in 1934, Lead Belly worked briefly for John Lomax, but soon chafed under his control. By the 1940s, he was living in New York City at the heart of a vibrant political folk music scene that included Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, Josh White, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. He had come a long way from his impoverished youth, but in 1949 he tragically passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Within a year of his death , his songs started appearing on the best seller charts, from “Goodnight Irene” and “Midnight Special” to “Rock Island Line,” “The House Of The Rising Sun,” “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”, and “Black Betty.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

    LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY is produced by Eagle Rock Entertainment for Smithsonian Channel. Executive producer for Eagle Rock is Peter Worsley and director is Alan Ravenscroft. Linda Goldman, David Royle, and Charles Poe serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

    Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, L.A. Frock Stars, Secrets, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Civil War 360, 9/11: The Heartland Tapes; MLK: The Assassination Tapes and The Day Kennedy Died. Find out more at http://smithsonianchannel.com.


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    February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month

    Some of the Greatest Leaders in History are Black Women

    If they say you aren’t smart enough or you aren’t strong enough… If they say it can’t be done, just ignore them! They haven’t got a clue!


    Some people may be surprised and happy and others might be surprised and astonished to find that there have been plenty of creative black women and men in history who have not only ruled nations for hundreds of years but did things that changed the world.

    Two long-time California educators, Constance F. Gipson and Dr. Hazel Mahone, have always been fascinated by the creativity, innovation and accomplishments of their black ancestors.

    Over ten years in the making, their book Legacies: A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future contains an amazing array of stories about African Queens in history along with the life stories and accomplishments of dozens of successful black women. Each page reveals the stories, the challenges, and the strength and courage that comprises the remarkable heritage Included are the life stories, experiences and advice of international lawyers, money managers, astronauts, doctors, ministers, police officers, scientists and more.

    “Throughout the ages, black women have used their ingenuity, their beauty, and their negotiation skills to raise armies, create inventions, and lead countries in war and peace throughout the ages. They have taken part in every sector of society--from the farm to the city, from the home, and to the offices of the world’s leaders.

    “They hail from every income bracket and occupation,” say the authors, “and are a smart, spunky, and intelligent”.

    Legacies examines the accomplishments and rich heritage of African-Americans through the voices of sixteen African Queens and nearly forty successful contemporary black women. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful artwork in full color and interspersed with poems that resonate, the book offers guidance as well as practical and thought-provoking interactive exercises that will help young women with life skills they need to succeed and maximize their impact on society.

    Legacies juxtaposes story after story about black women who changed the world then and now. Here’s a sample:


    Ahmose Nofretari
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    “Let me tell you who I am. Long ago there was a powerful black kingdom called Kush. It was located in what today is known as Sudan. Kush was part of an area called Nubia, which was near Egypt. Sometimes Egyptians raided Kush for slaves. A group called the Hyksos invaded Egypt and ruled Egypt for more than 100 years until the Kushite soldiers helped drive them out. My father, King Sequenenre was king of Egypt. He was killed in battle against the Hyksos. My mother, Queen Ahhotep, saved the kingdom. My brother, Ahmose, became the pharaoh and chased the Hyksos out of Canaan. I married my brother, as was the custom of our country. After he died I ruled with my son Amenophis I. Our people worshipped Ra, the sun god. Ra was joined with Amon. I worshipped the god Amon and made sure that the temples honoring him were raised again. I controlled the daily life of the kingdom and was known for my serenity and beauty.”

    Dr . Omowunmi Sadik
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    Omowunmi Sadik was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Professor of Chemistry at State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY-Binghamton). She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Wollongong in Australia and did her postdoctoral research at the US Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Sadik has held appointments at Harvard University, Cornell University, and Naval Research Laboratories

    in Washington, DC. Sadik’s research currently centers on the interfacial molecular recognition processes, sensors and biomaterials, and immunochemistry with tandem instrumental techniques. Her work utilizes electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques to study human exposure assessment, endocrine disrupters, and toxicity of naturally occurring chemical compounds.

    Dr. Sadik developed a prototype sensor that can be used instead of drug/bomb-sniffing dogs. Using a combination of laboratory polymers and specially developed software, Sadik and co-workers have created an autonomous biosensor that uses microelectrode arrays to mimic the way mammals detect odor, thus allowing the sensor to mimic scents, detect explosives or illicit drugs and biological molecules.

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    Queen Hatshepsut
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    “I am Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I. I am a descendant of Queen Nofretari. I lived between c1498-1483 BC in Egypt; I married my half-brother Thutmose II to keep the royal blood line pure. I became the guardian of Thutmose III, Thutmose II’s son by another wife, when his father died at a young age. Thutmose III was very young and I was named Queen Regent. I became the pharaoh of Egypt (1479-1458 BC). When I became pharaoh, I donned the clothes of a pharaoh and wore a beard. I ruled in peace and built monuments to the gods.

    Stephanie D. Wilson
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    Stephanie Wilson was born in 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Taconic High School, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In 1984 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering science from Harvard University in 1988. She worked for two years for the former Martin Marietta Astronautics Group in Denver, Colorado, as a Loads and Dynamics engineer for Titan IV. Then she earned her Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas in 1992. After graduate school she began working for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Selected by NASA in April 1996, Wilson reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996 and after two years of training and evaluation, she qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist.

    Wilson completed her first space flight on STS-121 in 2006 and has logged almost 13 days in space. The mission was accomplished in 306 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds.

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    Sogolon Konté
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    “I am the mother of the great king, Sundiata. My child was crippled and dragged himself around on all fours until he was ten years old. But he became a great king of the Mali Empire in 1230 AD. His empire included Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, and the former empire of Ghana. His empire stretched more than 1000 miles. The empire had a vast trade in gold, salt and iron. My son was a brilliant military leader who gave women powerful positions in his army. Mali was one of the most advanced civilizations in the world. It was orderly and sophisticated. A Muslim empire, it believed in justice.

    But justice did not extend to slaves. Up to 10,000 slaves were carried across the Sahara to the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The slaves then worked on plantations, in mines, and as household workers. On my death bed, I asked my son to abolish slavery. He honored this request and became a hero to the Mandingo people.

    After his death, in 1255, his grandson, Mansa Musa reigned over this rich empire for 50 years. When he went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, he carried over 8,000 servants, 500 slaves, 100 camels carrying 300 pounds of gold which he scattered all over the territory. This caused inflation which lasted for years. But our empire was taken over by the Songhai people and by the 1600’s, our empire had come to an end.


    Andrea Clay
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    I was born and raised in Palo Alto, California (located in the San Francisco Bay Area). I attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where I obtained a degree in economics in 1988, and attended law school at the University of Southern California (USC), where I obtained a law degree and masters in business administration (MBA) in 1993. I have been a practicing lawyer since 1993, specializing in real estate finance representing banks and similar institutions in the financing of large real estate projects (e.g. hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment and condominium buildings, and master planned communities). I have represented lenders in more than one billion dollars of real estate financings. In 2006, I was named one of the top twenty lawyers in the State of California under the age of 40 by the Daily Journal, the largest legal newspaper in the State of California. In 2007, I was named one of the 2007 Superlawyers for California.

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    Destinations of African Slaves

     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    The beautiful illustrations in full color of striking paintings, sculpture and photographs, by black artists, as well as original art by book designer Debra Scarpa, add to the book’s impact. Other ancient art and sculpture demonstrate the sophistication of African cultures. Some of the artists included are:

    Charles Alston, Clementine Hunter, ….Leo Carty, Malvin Gray Johnson, Elizabeth Catlett, Augusta Savage,….Meta Warrick Fuller, Monica Stewart, Laura Wheeler Waring and many more.

    Legacies also includes moving poems by outstanding black poets that touch the readers and remind the young women that they are not alone. Some of the poets included are:

    Maya Angelou, Mari Evans, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, Alic Walker, Sonia Sanchez and more.

     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    Legacies: A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future
    Constance Gipson and Hazel Mahone, Ed.D.


    List $45 (Hardcover) $40 (softcover)
    Hardcover edition: ISBN: 978-0-9897114-0-1
    Paperback edition: ISBN: 978-0-9897114-1-8
    First Edition Full color 320-page, 8 ½" x 11" book
    Published by the Vision 200 Educational Foundation.
    For more information visit: www.legaciesforyoungwomen.com

    About the authors
     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    Constance F. Gipson served as the Gender Equity Consultant for the California Department of Education for over twenty years. She administered nontraditional programs for women and men as well as programs for teen parents, single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers. Ms. Gipson helped create Images for African American young women. She co-authored Visions for African American males and wrote the Visions Activity Guide. Ms. Gipson is the author of The Black Man's Guide to Parenting and A Different Kind of Hero, a three-volume collection of biographies of over 400 people, including many women and minorities, who had an impact on American history. She has produced award winning videos productions and is a national presenter and keynote speaker on school-to-work.


     A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future

    Dr. Hazel W. Mahone has been involved at every level of education, from kindergarten through the university. Dr. Mahone is a full-time professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University Sacramento, a major training center for principals and teachers in multicultural communities. She is also President/CEO of Vision 2000's College Prep Math & Reading Academy that she founded 15 years ago. She brings underachieving students to the campus where they learn critical math and reading skills while being exposed to the university campus. Dr. Mahone was the first female superintendent in Sacramento County. She is an inspirational speaker, retreat facilitator and has mentored and taught numerous students who today serve as exemplary principals, assistant principals, superintendents and district office personnel in California schools.

    What People Are Saying With its blending of stories of ancient and contemporary powerful black women, beautiful art, poetry, practical exercises and more, Legacies is an exceptional tool to help young women today develop successful life skills.

    —Dr. Patricia Hill, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco, editor of Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition

    “What a motivational, educational and inspirational work! Legacies is a great resource to learn about our ancestry and about some of our amazing African American women and their accomplishments today! After reading this work, young women will be inspired to dream big – because anything really is possible!!!”

    -- Stephanie C. Hill, President Lockheed Martin, Information Systems & Global Solutions –

    I truly enjoyed Legacies: A Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future. I especially like the juxtaposition of ancient African royal women and leaders with contemporary Black women. Young Black women and girls can see the connection between their present day selves and the ancestors. How refreshing too for young readers to learn that the African continent is so vast and such an integral part of world history. Africa is not just a country populated by lions, elephants, starving children, and warring tribes. …[]… The artwork and the poetry add another dimension to the book. The artwork brings a wonderful visual component that reflects the text. The classic poems of Mari Evans, “I am a Black Woman;” Carolyn Rodgers, “How I Got Ovah,” and Nikki Giovanni’s, “Ego Tripping,” among many others, will speak to the hearts and souls of many readers. There is a lot here to encourage young black women to grasp their future with both hands and soar above the adversities that life can bring.

    —Joyce Hansen, author, African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa's Royal Women and Home is with Our Family


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    Celebrate African American Heritage Month with America ReFramed on WORLD Channel

    New films help viewers gain a deeper understanding of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora


    NEW YORK, January, 21 2014 – In recognition of African American Heritage Month this February, an all-new season of America ReFramed continues with three, new powerful films on race-based issues. America ReFramed, WORLD Channel’s independent film series co-produced with American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc, producers of the acclaimed POV documentary series on PBS), is devoted to presenting personal viewpoints and a range of voices on the nation’s social shifts. Following the television premiere, documentaries can be viewed at no charge online for an average period of one month: http://worldchannel.org/programs/season/america-reframed-s3/

    The month begins with Our Mockingbird on February 3, documenting the transformational experiences of teens from two extraordinarily different high schools in Birmingham, Alabama -- one all black and one all white -- who collaborate on a production of the play, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” * Learn more: http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/arf-s3-e306-our-mockingbird/

    On February 10, The Hill provides a fascinating look at the complex issues surrounding urban planning, gentrification and economic renewal. To meet the need for improved schools, the city of New Haven, Connecticut claims eminent domain over the Upper Hill neighborhood. Yet, residents of the area, mostly low-income African-American families, view the move as the city’s determination to gentrify a neighborhood in the proximity of the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Together with the help of community leaders and a civil rights lawyer, the unlikely group of neighbors decides to contest the city’s claim and take the case to federal court. * Learn more: http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/arf-s3-e307-the-hill/

    Shell Shocked, premiers February 17, and focuses on New Orleans, one of the "murder capitals" of the U.S. Shell Shocked starts at the surface of New Orleans’ teen murder epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted -- the youths who live in fear of violence, the parents who grieve a loss they will never fully transcend, and the mentors and officials who are dedicated to touching, and perhaps saving, one life at a time. Following the television broadcast premiere, host Natasha Del Toro will facilitate a roundtable discussion with an expert on gun violence. * Learn more: http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/arf-s3-e308-shell-shocked/

    "As we take time to reflect on African American heritage, it is important that we recognize present-day challenges our nation faces,” says Chris Hastings, executive producer, WORLD Channel. “These new films paired with other original content presents a variety of viewpoints and range of voices to tell those stories to broad and diverse audiences.”

    Continue the conversation by visiting the WORLD on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information and a complete listing of WORLD Channel programming, visit www.WORLDchannel.org

    About American Documentary, Inc.
    American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc is a catalyst for public culture, developing collaborative strategic engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. These activities are designed to trigger action, from dialogue and feedback to educational opportunities and community participation.

    About The WORLD Channel
    The WORLD Channel delivers the best of public television’s nonfiction, news and documentary programing to US audiences through local public television stations and streaming online at worldchannel.org. WORLD reached 35 million unique viewers 18+ last year (55% adults 18-49) and over-indexes in key diversity demographics.* Online, the WORLD Channel expands on broadcast topics and fuels dialogue across social media, providing opportunities for broad and diverse audience interaction. (Source: Nielsen Local Buyer Reach Scorecard 01/13-12/13)

    WORLD is programmed by WGBH/Boston, in partnership with American Public Television and WNET/New York, and in association with the American Public Television and National Educational Telecommunications Association. Funding for the WORLD Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding for “America ReFramed” is provided by the MacArthur Foundation.


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    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announces series of events for Black History Month celebration

    Programming includes Sonic Sessions live concert series, an interview with inductee George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, and more


    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum


    CLEVELAND (January 23, 2015) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate national Black History Month with a month-long series of programming, including a live interview with inductee George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic, film screenings, and a live concert featuring funk musician Sinkane.

    These programs are part of a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the return of the Induction Ceremony to Cleveland. Throughout 2015, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a number of events to engage music fans, thank the community of supporters and celebrate the spirit and passion of rock and roll.

    The complete schedule is below. Visit rockhall.com/events/black-history-month for the latest updates.

    Friday, February 6
    Sonic Sessions Concert Series with Sinkane
    Klipsch Audio Main Stage, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    8 p.m. Doors / 9 p.m. Show
    with Muamin Collective
    Tickets: $5.50 (includes tax)
    On sale now at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame box office, or online at http://tickets.rockhall.com
    This event is general admission, standing room only.
    The Sonic Sessions are sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company

    About Sinkane:
    It’s soul music! And truly universal; uniting rhythm and styles from our world over to help you move, relate and be, Sinkane’s Mean Love rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Co-produced with long-time Sinkane collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro, Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time. From Gallab’s childhood in Sudan there is a Pan-African influence of popular Sudanese music and haqibah, as well as distinct horn and synth arrangements more common to East Africa. This background merges with the lessons learned from Ahmed‘s stints with obsessive craftsmen such as Caribou, Yeasayer and Of Montreal, and especially the monumental task he underwent as musical director of‘ATOMIC BOMB! The Music of William Onyeabor.’ Gallab excavated and arranged a treasure trove of lost classics from the West African synth-pioneer to put together a now legendary series of performances. Alongside his band-mates in Sinkane (jaytram on drums, Ish Montgomery on bass, Jonny Lam on guitar), he also brought on guests Damon Albarn, David Byrne, The Lijadu Sisters, Money Mark and members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, and Blood Orange.

    RSVP INFORMATION FOR FREE EVENTS
    Unless noted, all events listed below are free with a reservation at http://tickets.rockhall.com or in-person at the Rock Hall Box Office. Tickets for all FREE events will become available to Rock Hall Members on Monday, February 2 at 10 a.m. EST and will become available to the general public on Tuesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. EST.

    Monday, February 9 at 7pm
    Inductee Author Series with George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic
    Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), adjacent to the Rock Hall’s

    Library and Archives
    2809 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland

    George Clinton revolutionized R&B, twisting soul music into funk by fusing together influences as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Phil Spector and Sly Stone. His Parliament-Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the seventies, capturing more than forty R&B hit singles (including three at #1) and recording three platinum albums. As a forefather of funk and godfather of hip-hop, samples of P-Funk can be heard on albums by Outkast, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, De La Soul, Fishbone and many others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

    Following this program, Clinton will sign copies of his newest memoir, BROTHAS BE, YO LIKE GEORGE, AINT’ THAT FUNKIN’ KINDA HARD ON YOU? (Atria Books; ISBN: 978-1-4767-5107-8; $27.00), written with New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. In this memoir, Clinton not only shares a host of astonishing and brutally honest tales about his life and times during the wild sex and drug-fueled ‘70s and ‘80s, but also provides one-of-a-kind insight into the inner-workings of the music industry.

    The Rock Hall’s Author Series brings journalists, critics and scholars to the Library and Archives for free readings and discussion sessions. Authors of both new books and classic texts will be invited on a regular basis.

    Wednesday, February 18 at 7pm
    An Evening with Hip-Hop Photographer Joe Conzo
    With special guest Grandmaster Caz of legendary rap group the Cold Crush Brothers
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Foster Theater

    Hip-hop photographer Joe Conzo will discuss his photographs featured in the Rock Hall’s latest exhibit, Fresh, Wild, Fly and Bold, which documents the pioneering days of hip-hop as well as life in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s. Conzo will be joined by legendary hip-hop MC and DJ Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers. Joe Conzo was the official photographer of the Cold Crush Brothers and the group is featured prominently in the exhibit. The exhibit can be seen at the Museum’s Patty, Jay and Kizzie Baker Gallery. The collection of 26 photographs is courtesy of the Cornell Hip-Hop collection.

    This event will also be streamed live on rockhall.com.

    About Joe Conzo
    Born and raised in the Bronx, Joe Conzo Jr. acquired a flair for photography at the age of nine while attending the Agnes Russell School on the campus of Columbia University; later, advancing those skills at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 1978, The Cold Crush Brothers would hire Conzo as their official photographer. From there, he would go on to capture images of Latino musician Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, the protests surrounding the film Fort Apache, The Bronx (starring Paul Newman) in 1981 and scenes of life and urban decay in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. Conzo’s images have been used in numerous publications, including VIBE, Complex and Esquire, and have also appeared on HBO, VH1 and the 1993 comedy film CB4 starring Chris Rock. His first book Born in the Bronx: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip-hop was released in 2007. Today, Conzo works for the New York City Fire Department, where he is the vice president of emergency services. For more on Joe Conzo, Jr., visit joeconzo.com.

    About Grandmaster Caz
    The first simultaneous DJ and MC in hip-hop history, Grandmaster Caz is perhaps best known for rhymes he didn't even perform – namely, the uncredited verses that Big Bank Hank borrowed for the groundbreaking Sugarhill Gang 1979 single "Rapper's Delight." The fact that neither Caz nor his group the Cold Crush Brothers ever recorded an official full-length album also doesn't help shed much light on his legacy.

    Grandmaster Caz was born Curtis Fisher and grew up in the Bronx, where DJ Kool Herc began playing block parties in the early 1970s. After honing his skills, Caz teamed up with JDL (aka Jerry Dee Lewis) to form the Notorious Two, and during this period became the first DJ to rap while handling records on the turntables. Both Caz and JDL joined the Cold Crush Brothers circa 1978-1979, with Caz becoming a full-time MC.

    Caz did find a measure of underground success with the Cold Crush Brothers. They recorded several singles for the Tuff City label during the early '80s (compiled in 1996 on Fresh Wild Fly & Bold), and became one of the most popular live rap groups in New York during the pre-Run-D.M.C. era. Most prominently, the Cold Crush Brothers appeared in the 1983 old school hip-hop film Wild Style, which has since become a cult classic; they recorded the theme song and engaged in an MC battle with their chief rivals, Grand Wizard Theodore and the Fantastic Five.

    Friday, February 20 at 7pm
    Film Screening of Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era and lecture/dance demonstration with director Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Foster Theater

    This program will feature a film screening of Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era (2012), followed by a discussion and a dance demonstration hosted by director Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and producer Paul Guzman-Sanchez. Thomas Guzman-Sanchez will also discuss the companion book to the film.

    About the Film
    Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era chronicles a revolutionary period in dance and pop culture from 1965 to 1995. The film profiles a very special collective of Black, Latino and White individuals who are the innovators, originators and true masters of the Urban Dance forms known as Funk Boogaloo, Robot, Locking, Zigzag, Popping and Rocking/B-boying.

    The artists profiled in Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era were rarely seen by a large portion of society, and thus were not afforded much mass media attention. Nineteen years in the making, this feature documentary takes viewers on a guided tour of a forgotten era—an underground culture and lifestyle in which a multicultural collective of urban street dancers created one of the most influential art forms in contemporary history.

    Using rare archival footage and interviews that detail the lives and careers of these OG (“Original Generation”) dance groups, Guzman-Sanchez establishes an undisputable timeline that traces the evolution of these Urban Dance forms, showing both the positive and negative sides of this underground scene.

    About the Director
    Thomas Guzman-Sanchez is a California native (SoCal Latino) born in 1958 and raised in Reseda. Thomas is an OG (original generation) dance master and a co-founding member of the legendary dance group Chain Reaction. Since 1973, he has been both an originator and pioneer of the dance forms of Crossover Locking, Zig-Zag, Popping, and Funk Boogaloo, which have influenced millions worldwide in what the many refer to as Hip-hop dance. He has choreographed and performed in countless TV shows, videos, commercials, and feature films. In 1984, he formed the United Street Force, which has performed at the White House. In 2008 he was the recipient of the prestigious Christena L. Schlundt Lecture Award in Dance Studies at U.C. Riverside and honored as a key speaker and presenter at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association PCA/ACA conference in San Francisco California. Today, he continues to tour the world teaching and inspiring young dancers.

    About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

    The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 are free. A 6% Admission Tax that goes to support Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is added to each ticket at purchase. Museum Members are always admitted free, for information or to join the membership program call 216.515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit http://www.rockhall.com. The Ohio Arts Council supports the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Museum is also generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.


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    (BPRW) PBS Black History Month Programming Celebrates the Richness of African-American History and Culture

    Features New Episodes from INDEPENDENT LENS and AMERICAN MASTERS, Along With Surprising Family Secrets Uncovered on GENEALOGY ROADSHOW PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC) Releases New “Top 10” Listings of Recommended Films, Authors and Little-Known Black History Facts, and Offers More Than 30 Programs Available for Online Streaming



    Genealogy Roadshow in New Orleans featuring Cherise Harrison-Nelson
    and family with Kenyatta Berry at the Cabildo. Credit: Pat Garin, 2014



    (BLACK PR WIRE) -- ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In honor of Black History Month, PBS has released its programming lineup and online content offerings that will enrich viewers’ understanding of African-American history and culture. As part of its commitment to provide diverse programming and resources for all Americans year-round, PBS will offer special new episodes from popular titles, along with encore programming—all of which will stream online after broadcast on the PBS Black Culture Connection at pbs.org/bcc.

    In addition to on-air programs, the PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC), an extension of PBS.org featuring black films, stories and discussion across PBS, will debut several new “Top 10” Lists with recommendations for must-see documentaries and must-read authors, as well as little-known black history facts.

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    The Sheena V. Foundation Remembers the Trail of Tears with Sponsorship Drive



    Native Americans have long been one of America’s most marginalized peoples, but these proud peoples have a vibrant culture that has helped shape modern American society. That is why it is so very important to recognize the plight of so many Native Americans. Many of them reside on reservations with little financial support, struggle with alcoholism and addiction, and suffer from a variety of illnesses that are prevalent only in Native American communities.





    The Sheena V. Foundation is a 501 (c3) charitable organization that raises awareness about the hardships that Native Americans and, especially, Native American children endure on reservations. In an effort to help more of these children take advantage of educational and financial opportunities, the Sheena V. Foundation has sponsored the First Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Event.

    This event is intended to spotlight the many tragedies that Native Americans have endured in their history, including the forced relocation of the Five Civilized Tribes — Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Muscogee (Creek) and Chickasaw nations which occurred from 1830 to 1858. This brutal and merciless march killed thousands of innocent men, women and children who were forced to leave their ancient homelands and only homes they knew and travel on foot across thousands of miles.

    The Trail of Tears was marked by violent resistance, inhuman treatment and terrible plagues. This tragedy occurred in spite of promises made to these tribes by the U.S. government, and was largely attributable to renewed pressure from Americans who wished to settle these fertile lands. U.S. soldiers and Georgia militia hunted down and apprehended many of those who resisted including 14,000 Creeks. These armed forces destroyed crops, burned homes and savaged families. The Seminole tribe fought vehemently when they discovered the treachery of the U.S. government, but were eventually quelled and forced to make the march in chains. Soldiers placed 2,500 Creek in shackles as well.

    During the actual march, thousands died from the harsh conditions. Almost 500 of the Chickasaw tribe died from smallpox alone. Almost a quarter of the Cherokee nation succumbed to disease along the way. Upon finally reaching the bleak lands of Oklahoma, the survivors established their own governments and took up the herculean task of caring for their grieving members who had seen mothers, fathers, siblings and children die during the unrelenting march.

    The First Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Event is also intended to inspire corporate and private sponsors to contribute to helping Native American children. Many of these children grow up in crippling poverty, without hope for a future. Thousands of these kids suffer from illnesses and cancers unique to these communities; most of whom lack the money to receive proper medical treatment. The First Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Event will showcase programs that the Sheena V. Foundation is currently developing to help these forgotten Native American communities. These programs include educational services designed increase employability and entry into higher institutions of learning. The foundation’s counseling programs are designed to help prevent alcohol and drug dependency as well as address issues like depression.

    The Sheena V. Foundation is currently sponsoring a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Every dollar donated is tax deductible and will go towards improving the life of a Native American child. In return for your generous contribution, you may be eligible for promotional space online and offline, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped bring hope to some of America’s most underprivileged. In addition to making a financial contribution, you are also encouraged to share the First Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Event with others in your community and on social media. To learn more about the First Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance Event or to make a donation, please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/remembering-the-trail-of-tears


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