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First Trailer For ‘The North Star’ (Jeremiah Trotter As Escaped Slave, Keith David As Frederick Douglass) | Shadow and Act

Recapping… Former NFL linebacker Jeremiah Trotter stars as escaped slave Big Ben Jones, alongside Keith David as Frederick Douglass, in writer/director Thomas K. Phillips’ upcoming indie feature film, The North Star, which we first alerted you to last summer, and have been following since then.

via First Trailer For ‘The North Star’ (Jeremiah Trotter As Escaped Slave, Keith David As Frederick Douglass) | Shadow and Act.

 

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L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Larry Clark’s ‘Passing Through’ | Shadow and Act

 L.A. Rebellion movement

There are two filmmakers named Larry Clark, and this is NOT about the Larry Clark whose ephebophiliac imagination has given us films like Kids, Bully, and Wassup Rockers! Just so we’re clear, this Larry Clark is Black, a Cleveland native who went to UCLA along with Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima and Billy Woodberry and was a key member of the L.A. Rebellion movement.

via L.A. Rebellion 2013 Retrospective Review: Larry Clark’s ‘Passing Through’ | Shadow and Act.

Derek Luke Will Play Civil Rights Activist-Turned-KGB Asset In FX’s ‘The Americans’ | Shadow and Act

 

Derek Luke

Derek Luke Will Play Civil Rights Activist-Turned-KGB Asset In FX’s ‘The Americans’ | Shadow and Act.

Derek Luke has been tapped for a recurring role in FX’s 1980s-set Soviet-era drama, The Americans, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies posing as Americans.

Luke will play a character named Gregory, who, as the title of this post notes, is a Civil Rights activist-turned-KGB asset, with a romantic past involving the character played by Russell – a past romance that complicates his work as a trusted operative, as THR reports.

First Look At Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige As Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King In ‘Betty & Coretta’ | Shadow and Act

Angela Bassett

First Look At Angela Bassett & Mary J. Blige As Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King In ‘Betty & Coretta’ | Shadow and Act.

Mary J. Blige will play Betty Shabazz, and Angela Bassett will play Coretta Scott King.

Malik Yoba will play Martin Luther King Jr, while, Lindsay Owen Pierre is playing Malcolm X in the movie.

 

Race | Capital Repertory Theatre

Capital Repertory Theatre

Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.”  – David Mamet.

RACE

REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Race

By David Mamet

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013

Previews start on: Friday, January 11, 2013

via Race | Capital Repertory Theatre.

Gurrrl, You Just Have to Read This! The 2013 Clutch Reading Challenge | Clutch Magazine

Gurrrl, You Just Have to Read This! The 2013 Clutch Reading Challenge

readingThis is what happens when bookish black women start talking about good literature on a lazy holiday weekday. I asked folks on Twitter andFacebook to help me craft a list of 10 books by black women that everyone should read. Instead of 10, I got 100.
http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/01/gurrrl-you-just-have-to-read-this-the-2013-clutch-reading-challenge/#.UOj-0weHVHs.gmail

Black Women: State of the Union

Black Women: State of the Union

On this first day of the New Year we are THRILLED to announce that BWSOTU will be coming back in Feb for a limited run at Company Of Angels Theater (where it all started in 2009…) MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!!!!

via Black Women: State of the Union.

 

UPDATE: Divided Republican House Passes Senate ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan

“UPDATE: Boehner Seeks To Modify ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan With Spending Cuts”