February 2, 2021
This Week in Black Culture

This week in Black art and culture, we lost a legend and American cultural icon in Hollywood, Black actors on young adult (YA) movies and TV shows have been actively speaking out against the negative treatment they’ve been receiving on set.Plus, luxury brand Telfar has been receiving kudos from the fashion industry.

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January 27, 2021
AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

Above:Photos courtesy of Bowers/DuVernay/Getty Images/Proudfoot. The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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