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’12 O’Clock Boys’ and ‘Newlyweeds’ Screen at Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series

@12oclockboys & #Newlyweeds play at @RooftopFilms 2013 Summer Series

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PREVIEW: ‘Fruitvale Station’ Opens This Friday in NY, LA and Oakland

This year’s must-see film @fruitvalemovie starring @michaelb4jordan premieres this week

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African Independence In Cinema: ‘The Battle of Algiers’ & ‘Lumumba’

Celebrate Independence Day with two films that show the African side of colonial liberation

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Meet Our New Film Editor: Curtis John

@MediaManWatch is leading our film coverage, and we thought you should meet him

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Yes! No!! Why?!? – Film Trailers in Review: “The Forgotten Kingdom” and “Black Shampoo”

@TFKMovie trailer looks like magic, but how does its romance stack up against a modern Blaxploitation classic?

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“Newlyweeds” + “Mother of George” and more at BAMcinemaFest (June 19-28)

Four noteworthy films show in BAM’s celebration of cinema

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The Q&A: Filmmaker Terence Nance

We chat with @ofherbeauty director @terencenance on filmmaking sourced in prose, working with Jay-Z and his future children’s names.

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TRAILER: Terence Nance’s “An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty”

@terencenance’s must-see debut finally opens.

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SEE IT: Storm Salter’s “Better Mus’ Come”

@affrm’s latest @bettermuscome: Love in the time of Jamaican politics and gang wars.

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PBS’s American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe — February 22

An innovator’s life highlighted as only PBS’s “American Masters” can.

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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