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Crowdfunded Project: Akosua Owusu’s Kwaku Ananse

A promising filmmaker uses a Ghanaian fable as a springboard to a modern story

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TOMORROW: “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” Launches On FX

Comedian W. Kamau Bell brings his razor-sharp wit to a TV screen near you.

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The Q&A: Maori Holmes of The BlackStar Film Festival

Chatting with the founder of the BlackStar Film Festival

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TRAILER: Steve Zegans’ Res Documentary

A developing documentary shows what it’s like being an independent recording artist after being signed to a major label, as seen through the prism of the immensely talented Res

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TRAILER: Ava DuVernay’s “Middle Of Nowhere”

Anticipation grows for Ava DuVernay’s next film. And for good reason.

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PHILLY: Check Out The BlackStar Film Festival — August 2-5

A new film festival augments Philly’s already rich cultural landscape

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Behind The Scenes With Shawn Peters

A spotlight on a talent behind the camera who brings to life many artists’ visions.

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Godspeed: Black Sci-Fi On The Horizon

Using identity to explore what extraterrestrial contact might be like

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UPCOMING: AFROPUNK Pictures presents “The Triptych” — May 24

Afropunk and Weeksville Heritage Center launch a doc series that highlights exceptional visual art talent.

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Why “The Avengers” Can Wait

Spend your dollars where they’ll do some good. Support “Restless City”.

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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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