Celebrating OUR Black History-

Black FEMALE Filmmakers!

 

Celebrating Black History Month should not be something you (we) do in leisure. It’s a moment in time (past and present) that we (you) should spend time and dedicate focused head space in learning the triumphs from our legendary leaders from Dr. King to Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us).

Remembering our fallen soldiers of war and street wars, we must acknowledge the sacrifices they made to stand up for all of our freedoms; even if it were from the hands of an enemy.

From “We Shall Overcome” to “Black Lives Matter”, OUR PEOPLE have made tremendous strides in history! We elected our FIRST black president! Filmmakers are now recognizing the talents of strong black men and women who have been making our audiences stand and applaud for years! This is our time! Everyday! Not just 28 days in a month…in a year.

Let’s recognize a few trailblazers who paved the way for you (me…us) as we celebrate OUR BLACK HISTORY:

Black Panther Woman, Rachel Perkins’ moving documentary on Marlene Cummins, a member of the Australian Black Panther Party and her personal story of activism, art, and addiction, including her coming forward with her own #MeToo moment from the movement.

Perkins is one of many (unrecognized) directors to produce award-winning films that tell the story about the black (or African American) story.

Mudbound Director, Dee Reese has made her name known to all audiences after her film, starring Mary J. Blige (Academy Award Nominee, by the way) was recognized by Hollywood’s elite.

You may not have known her work but when you think back to that one night, sitting on the couch, scrolling the TV guide, you stumbled across the movies Bessie (starring Queen Latifah) and indie film, Pariah. Yup! That was Dee Reese! (click here for more.)

 

Read more about incredible black women making HERstory during Black History Month!
Black Girl Power Leads Minority Teen Girls to Apply For 2018 Princeton University Summer Programs

America’s first black-owned radio station let the words of MLK and others ring

 

 

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