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‘American Masters’ to Air Story of Charlotta Bass, the Black Woman who Ran for VP 68 years Before Kamala Harris (Video)

Kamala Harris may be the first Black woman to be nominated for vice president on a major party’s ticket. But the first Black woman to run for vice president in the nation’s history was trailblazing newspaperwoman Charlotta Spears Bass. The groundbreaking journalist and civil rights activist ran in 1952 on the Progressive Party ticket. She’s now the …

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Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield Feature in Electrifying New Trailer for Film About Fred Hampton’s Assassination

Leading actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield will deliver stirring performances in an upcoming cinematic retelling of the life and assassination of Black Panther Fred Hampton, if a newly released trailer for the movie is any indication. Source: Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield Feature in Electrifying New Trailer for Film About Fred Hampton’s Assassination

MIT OpenDocLab & BPMplus Remote Fellowship (Sept 2020-Jan 2021)

A semester-long, remote fellowship for one Black filmmaker or storyteller, who is developing a documentary using AR, AI, IOT, VR, etc. MIT Open Documentary Lab, MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, and Black Public Media just launched a remote, 4-month fellowship for Black filmmakers, journalists, creative technologists, and artists, who are developing a documentary …

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