Tag Archives: Racism

Freedom Summer a Must-See on PBS

“I just wanted the right to vote.”  How many of us take that right for granted?  In his powerful and poignant new documentary, Freedom Summer, filmmaker Stanley Nelson reminds us that a mere five decades ago, voting was virtually off-limits to Mississippi’s … Continue reading

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New 35mm Print of A Time for Burning to Debut at BAM

On Wednesday night, August 21, at 7 p.m., if you are in the vicinity of Brooklyn, New York, you would be wise to scoot over to BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music/Peter J. Sharp Building) for a rare opportunity to see the … Continue reading

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The Central Park Five Debuts on PBS Tonight

Tonight, I encourage you to DVR the latest installment of Ready for Love, Dancing with the Stars or NCIS and turn your attention instead to The Central Park Five which debuts on PBS at 9:00 p.m. EDT (Check local listings). The Central … Continue reading

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The House I Live In Needs Repair

There are no easy answers to why America’s so-called “war on drugs” has been a failure, but filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary, The House I Live In, raises enough pertinent questions and points enough fingers to fill half-a-dozen films. As a result, … Continue reading

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