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Film provides students’ views  on standardized testing

Film provides students’ views on standardized testing

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The on-going national debate on standardized testing features a lengthy list of pros and cons. Proponents often cite the tests as “reliable and objective measures,” “inclusive and non-discriminatory,”...

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

A Fierce Green Fire details the history of the environmental movement

May. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A toxic waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, a predominantly Black community that “galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism,” was among the toxic dump sites featured in a recent...

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Documentary highlights NYC street basketball

Apr. 22 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The best basketball players often aren’t found in college or in the NBA, but on the nation’s blacktops. Using a late 1970s tune by the Blackbyrds as its overall theme, Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball,...

Despite its success, AfroPoP series still faces challenges

Despite its success, AfroPoP series still faces challenges

Feb. 12 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   AfroPoP, the successful public television program that shows independent films and documentaries “on contemporary life, art and pop culture across the African Diaspora” is now in its sixth season. “If...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Free Angela provides a brilliant, invaluable look into America’s history

Nov. 23 |   Movie Review By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   It is sad to see how complacent we Black people have grown since the 1960s. The bourgeoisie blithely transitioned from a populace who once vowed “We Will Overcome” to a generation...

On Whitney Young: our Minnesota national treasure

On Whitney Young: our Minnesota national treasure

May. 8 |     We must deal with ourselves, but you must deal with us, too.”  — Eugene Robinson, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize winner   Seeing The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s fight for civil rights, a documentary film by Bonnie Boswell,...

Hip hop lives

Hip hop lives

Nov. 21 |   By Naomi Gaines Guest Commentator   I have recently seen the Ice-T documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. First, I did not think I would be able to see it. I am currently incarcerated and per institution policy, inmates are...

Cecil E. Newman documentary honors MSR founder’s birthday

Cecil E. Newman documentary honors MSR founder’s birthday

Jul. 18 | Beginning Wednesday, July 25, A Black History Chronicle Exclusive — Cecil E. Newman: The Friendship, the Life and the Legacy, a documentary produced by ShenaBarber.com Productions, will air on a number of websites and local cable channels. This...