The Hattiloo will commemorate the African-American experience in “Lest We Forget,” an eight-month-long commemoration, from January to August. Each month, an interactive event is planned to reflect “the Black Experience” in America.
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LEST WE FORGET: Hatilloo Theatre commemorating 400 years of Africans in America with monthly interactive events

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Artists in the ’70s and ’80s like Curtis Mayfield wrote about and sang about the centuries we have spent in this country – our advances and setbacks, our triumphs and defeats, times of rejoicing and our times of struggle,” said Ekundayo Bandele, founder of the Hattiloo Technical Theatre Center. […read more]

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West Indian Takes Home Golden Globe’s Top Motion Picture Honor for “12 Years a Slave”

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’12 Years,’ ‘Hustle’ Lead Globes Nominations

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer The harrowing historical epic “12 Years a Slave” and the con-artist caper “American Hustle” led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each, setting up two very different films as Academy Awards front-runners. One outlandish and farcical, the other Read More

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List of Nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards

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’12 Years a Slave’ Tops SAG Awards With 4 Noms

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In Banner Year for Black Films, Hopes for Momentum

by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns Read More

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An “American Promise” Shines at the 2013 New York Film Festival

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As the New York Film Festival (http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013) kicked off its 51st year, African heritage films were few and far between, but exceptional. 12 Years A Slave stole the spotlight as it leads the Oscar race for Best Picture. The thought-provoking documentary American Read More