Barbara Hillary 88-year-old from New York wasthe first African American woman on record toreach both the North Pole and the South Pole

Barbara Hillary (June 12, 1931 – November 23, 2019)[1][2] was an American nurse, publisher, adventurer, and inspirational speaker. Born in New York City, she attended the New School University, from which she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in gerontology. Following her education, she became a nurse as well as founding the Arverne Action Association and the Peninsula Magazine.After retiring from […]

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Netflix Signs Development Deal With Kalinda Vazquez; Sets YA Thriller As First Project

Courtesy of Violeta Meyners Photography by Rosy Cordero December 13, 2021 Netflix signed a multi-year overall deal with creator, writer, and producer Kalinda Vazquez (Star Trek: Discovery, Fear The Walking Dead). Under the terms of the deal, she will create, write and produce new series and other projects at the streamer. Vazquez is already writing […]

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‘Beans’ review: Compelling coming-of-age story and history lesson in one

By Roxana Hadadi Published December 3, 2021 3:05PM EntertainmentFOX 10 Phoenix Kiawentiio in “Beans.” Screenshot: YouTube. Washington, D.C. – “Beans” is a dual coming-of-age story and history lesson, and both halves of this compelling and emotionally affecting film are well-done.  Filmmaker Tracey Deer revisits her childhood and the Kanesatake Resistance of 1990 in an accessible film […]

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Diversionary Theatre’s ‘Azul’ offers rare story about queer women of color

Playwright C. Quintana based some elements of the story on her own Cuban-American experience By Pam Kragen Nov. 19, 2021 6 AM PT Over the years, C. Quintana has written nearly a dozen plays. But several years ago, the queer Cuban-American playwright realized something was missing in her scripts, and she wanted to do something about […]

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‘Womb: Women Of My Billion’ Trailer: First Look At Doc From ‘Delhi Crime’ Producers

By Matt Grobar Ajitesh Sharma’s debut feature is billed as a heart-wrenching, heartwarming narrative of the plight, dreams, rights, and fight against all forms of violence that unify the women of present-day India, exploring the common reality of living in an indefatigable patriarchal society, and calling for an end to the dowry system, which dehumanizes women […]

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Afrofuturist and horror writer Tananarive Due: “Invite more Black creators to the table”

The Superhero Issue Roxane Gay10.22.2021 1:41 PM We spoke, via Zoom, about her work as a pioneer of horror, how she got her start, and the future of Afrofuturism. This interview has been edited for clarity. She has written award-winning short stories and novels and is also working in film and television. As a professor […]

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Female video producer, Mariam Anifowoshe putting Nigeria in the spotlight

Years ago, Nigeria’s Entertainment industry saw the uprising in a spectacular way of video Productions, which has been spectacularly intriguing. At the moment, about twenty thousand full length of films have been shot in Nigeria, with some Producers gunning for low budget Productions, with a request for high standard. READ MORE: Vanguard NGR

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Dominican Filmmaker Elyssa Aquino’s Debut Short, Secadora, Puts Afro-Latina Lesbians in Lead Roles

October 8, 2021 by Johanna Ferreira While we have seen more representation of people of color in the entertainment industry in recent years, the progress has been slow, especially when it comes to diverse Latinx representation in film, TV, and media. The mainstream portrayal of Latinidad is often of white or mestizo Latinxs, with Indigenous […]

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