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Oct 09th

Florynce "Flo" Kennedy

Florynce The Life of a Black Feminist Radical
by Sherie M. Randolph
University of North Carolina Press
Hardcover, $30.00
328 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-4696-2391-7

Film Review: "He Named Me Malala": Powerful portrait of Nobel Prize-winning teen illustrates indomitability of the human spirit

Film Review: Malala Yousafzai was named after a girl who spoke out and was killed for speaking out. That folk hero was a flag-bearing teenager who perished in 1880 while rallying fellow Pashtun resistance fighters to an unlikely victory over British invaders in a pivotal battle of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Reggie Henderson debuts "Bahamian Son" movie at Lagoon

Reggie Henderson debuts Though it isn't our only story, it is a story far too many of us find familiar.

Single Black mother raises her child in less than ideal circumstances. A father out of the picture. A son that growing with a mind full of wonder and abandonment.

Black artists make waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Black artists make waves at 2015 Toronto International Film FestivalTORONTO (NNPA) – The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries. Their work in films that are positioning themselves for the upcoming awards season is on display in movies that will be released this fall and on into next year in theaters, VOD, Netflix, VH1....

Mixed Me!

Mixed Me!Mixed Me!
by Taye Diggs
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Feiwel and Friends / An Imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Paperback, $17.99
40 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-250-04719-9

Aesthetically It!

Aesthetically It!Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at

Mixed Blood opens its 40th season with ‘An Octoroon’

Mixed Blood opens its 40th season with ‘An Octoroon’"An Octoroon" opens the 40th season of the Mixed Blood Theatre Company.

The play is a take on "The Octoroon," a 19th-century melodrama about illicit interracial love. From playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, has been characterized as a funny, disturbing, whirlwind about the antebellum South as well as present-day America. The play delves into the complexity of American identities and their unresolvable connection to America's legacy of slavery and genocide.
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