African-American – News

African-American – News April 13, 2012

African American Art & Culture Complex Presents Exhibition o...
African American Art & Culture Complex Presents Exhibition o… (Potrero View)
“A doll can be seen as an innocent plaything, or a cultural marker, or as a work of artTo play is to learnand dollshave a huge influence on our socialization, self-identity and emotional attitudes.” So posits artist and educator and wife of actor Delroy Lindo Nashormeh Lindo in her curatorial introduction to “Dolls: Collections, Stories, … (more)
The Hunger Games’ Young Racist Fans (Fire Dog Lake)
There’s a frenzy surrounding the blockbuster film and bookA The Hunger Games . But the fan attention around the movie has taken a decidedly different turn from the fervor the book caused.

DC’s historic Howard Theatre opens new chapter (Buffalo News)
The nearly 102-year-old Howard officially lifts its curtain once again Thursday for a reopening gala after a $29 million renovation that began in 2010.

In the letter, Beyonce thanks the First Lady for fostering a positive environment for black females (WSRS-FM Paxton)
Beyonce has lauded First Lady Michelle Obama as the ultimate African American role model for her young daughter in a touching hand-written letter.

Mayor Bloomberg launches campaign against gun laws (Albany Times Union)
Incoming Florida Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith, center, accompanied by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton, gestures during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, to announce a nationwide campaign … (more)

Two new independent films court African American ticket buyers (Los Angeles Times)
Movies aimed at African American moviegoers are typically the province of bigger-budget comedies and dramas – the kinds of stories told by Tyler Perry or produced by Screen Gems.

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