Friday, February 24, 2012

So Many Excellent Films at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival 2012

The Pan African Art & Film Festival ended on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 on a high note!
There were so many great films to watch! These are my top picks!
If you get a chance, as they appear in your theaters, check them out! www.PAFF.ORG

A Lucy - PAFF Jewel - Dir:  Radhaa-Rajen Jaganathen
(1993/Maurittus/ Narative)

A Small Town Called Descent -  Dir: by Jahmil Qubeka -
(US Premiere 2011/ South Africa/ Narrative Feature/120min)

Better Mus' Come - Dir: Storm Saulter
(2011/Jamaica/ Narrative Feature/104min)

Bring Your "A" Game - Dir: Mario Van Peebles
2009/US/Short Documentary/23Min)

Brooklyn Boheme - Dir: Diane Paragas & Nelson George
(West Coast Premiere/2011/US/Documentary/80min)

Chico & Rita - Dir: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal & Tono Errando
(2010/Cuba/Narrative Feature/94min)

House Arrest - Dir: William Washington
(World Premiere/2011/US/Narrative Feature/104min)

Inside Story - Dir: Rolie Nikiwe
(US Premiere/2011/South Africa/Narrative Feature/98min)

One Flight Stand - Dir: Saladin K. Patterson
(PAFF Jewel/2003/US/Narrative Short/12min)

Salvation Road - Dir: Karamuu Kush
(West Coast Premiere/2010/US/Narrative Short/17min)

Slavery by Another Name - Dir: Sam Pollard

Sunset Red- Ian Foxx
(2011/US/Short Narrative/25min)

Think Like a Man - Dir: Tim Story
(World Premiere/2012/US/Narrative Feature)

The Education of Auma Obama - Dir: Branwen Okpako -
Winner of the, Best Documentary - 2012

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day - Dir: Neema Barnette
(World Premiere/2012/US/Narrative Feature/101min)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Angelus Plaza African American Heritage Celebration ~ The Angelus Senior Activity Center

Any and all located in the Downtown area of Los Angeles,
are invited to stop on by Angelus Plaza's 
African American Heritage Celebration - exploring the richness of our culture, through music, dance ans storytelling. There will be African artifacts, fabric and historical posters on display, and  it is going to be so much fun!
Just imagine, Master drummer Najite Agindotan and the Olokun Quartet will perform timeless jazz standards.
Actor Matt Gibson will portray Frederick Douglass during a brief dramatic interpretation.

 Today - February 17, 2012, from 2pm - 5pm, @ 255 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012,
 on the fourth floor, in the auditorium.

 Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. - GO out and support our Seniors, ya'll!
For more information, please contact: Jeffrey Winston, Angelus Plaza Community Relations Coordinator

Love & light,

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pan African Art & Film Festival| Slavery by Another Name ~ Douglas A. Blackmon| Bernard & Shirley Kinsey = Kinsey Collection

Whitney Houston 2012
This past weekend was full of ups and downs. First off, I'd like to give my condolences to Whitney Houston's Family. Another one gone too soon....

This past weekend at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival,
I got a chance to see some really good films! One in particular was called,
"Slavery by Another Name", Douglas A. Blackmon.
Do yourself a favor and stop on over @ The RAVE Theater now through February 20, 2012 and see some really outstanding films, meet some really great people and enjoy the Art and Food that is offered.

Be sure to tune in to the PBS Premiere of  "Slavery by Another Name",
based upon the book, "Slavery by Another Name", written by
Douglas A.Blackmon. Dr. Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are in the documentary and believe me, there is a very compelling story behind it!
Question: Did slavery in the USA end for African Americans in 1865? 1900? 1970? Is it still in existence?
That is the million dollar question....Tune in to the documentary and let's talk afterwards. Love & light, Carla

(all photos are the property of PBS, Douglas A. Blackmon, Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Collection. No copy write infringement intended.)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Black History Tour of Los Angeles February 2012

Mayor Tom Bradley - Hancock Park, Getty House
I am simply ecstatic about getting up at dark thirty in the morning (early) to meet up with Dr.Shepherd and the Our Authors Study Club!
The tour that is offered by Dr. Genevieve Shepherd and Toni and a other volunteers is priceless.

We visited so many different areas until I just can't name them all in one setting ~  Los Pobladores, the Getty House, where Mayor Tom Bradley and family lived from 1973-1993, while he was
Mayor of Los Angeles, Biddy Mason Wall,
located at 333 S. Spring Street, Sugar Hill
(Hattie McDaniel's Home) Little Tokyo,
Leimert Park, simply wonderful!
Hattie McDaniel's Home in Sugar Hill District

Hattie McDaniel
Consolidated Realty, Mark Alston, President.
Located at 3725 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90043

If I were you, next year, during the month of February, the first Saturday, @ 8:00am, I would recommend that you and your family join us on this momentous tour!