A Crime on the Bayou movie review (2021)

The documentary “A Crime in the Bayou” concerns a similar incident down in 1966 Louisiana, in which young white boys leaving a recently desegregated school taunted their black peers. Gary Duncan, an elder relative of two of the black boys, attempted to defuse the situation and ended up on trial for assault simply by patting one of … Read more

The Evolution of Afrofuturism: Black Power, Black Love, Black Superheroes and Magic | Black Writers Week

Below is the embedded video along with bios and headshots of each participant… STEVEN BARNES Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter and educator who has written more than thirty science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels. Octavia E. Butler called Barnes’s Endeavor-Award winning novel Lion’s Blood “imaginative, well researched, well written, and devastating.” The NAACP Image … Read more

A Letter to Roger Ebert from a Former Ebert Fellow | Black Writers Week

Although I never had the opportunity to meet you in person, I feel like I got to know you through your writing and, especially, with my experience as an Ebert Fellow—which evolved from my participation in the Film Independent Project Involve’s artist development program to other opportunities I have had in programs Chaz established after your death. For … Read more

Family Speaks the Truth: A New Documentary about Sojourner Truth as told by her Descendants | Black Writers Week

All the leaders of the day—from President Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, William Lloyd Garrison and others—looked to Sojourner Truth for strength and inspiration. And she gave them hell when she disagreed with them! Our television series would showcase Sojourner’s amazing life story, irrepressible spirit and her individual courage. So, by 2019, the Calliwood Productions … Read more

Preview: Black Writers Week 2022 Kicks off on Juneteenth, Runs Through Sunday, June 26th | Black Writers Week

Such major releases as Scott Derrickson’s “The Black Phone,” Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” and Dean Fleischer Camp’s “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” will be among the new films reviewed throughout the week. “Flux Gourmet” director Peter Strickland and nationally recognized trial lawyer Ben Crump, the subject of Nadia Hallgren’s new Netflix documentary, “CIVIL,” are among the … Read more