'Black Is King Directors' Rountable
The Directors of Beyoncé’s new film,’Black Is King,’ sat down with Gia Peppers (Entertainment Journalist) to discuss their creative journeys to the piece, how Blackness and community served as inspirations, and the impact it had on Black children. Featured directors: Jenn Nkiru, Joshua Kissi, Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Ibra Ake and Kwasi Fordjour.
from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Gia Peppers (Entertainment Journalist) sits down with actor and producer, Michael B. Jordan, to discuss his new film, Just Mercy.
‘Just Mercy’ featuring Michael B. Jordan.
Gia Peppers (Entertainment Journalist) and Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and producer, discuss Waithe’s new film, Queen and Slim.
‘Queen and Slim’ featuring Lena Waithe
Rashid Shabazz, Damon Davis.
In conversation with artist and filmmaker, Damon Davis
Rashid Shabazz, Jackie Wilson
In conversation with "Always in season" director, Jackie Wilson
Bmike, Sevetri Wilson, Luke James, Kendrick Sampson and Ledisi
Art, Culture, and Politics with BMike, Sevetri Wilson, Luke James, Kendrick Sampson, and Ledisi
'Let Love Have The Last Word' featuring Common
In Conversation with Yara Shahidi
Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Anthony Sparks.
Taraji P. Henson
A Conversation with Taraji P. Henson about "The Best of Enemies."
Storytellers changing hollywood
RASHAD ROBINSON, STANLEY NELSON, PATRICK GASPARD
Changing narratives in a time of harmful stereotypes
dream hampton, Marcia Smith, Brie Bryant, Angie Martinez
#tellblackstories: black women & girls
Reimagine storytelling in a time for revolution
SYMONE SANDERS, ALENCIA JOHNSON, ARISHA HATCH
"Ain't your superwoman" - black women, reproductive justice and harmful narratives
One of my favorite quotes is 'there is no revolution without art' ... There is no way to push culture and the conversation without art. There is no way to influence the problematic narratives we're taught that are false or push that kind of change without art.
So many times when we talk about representation it's so much more than oh I just want to see myself.... seeing yourself and having other people see you means the world. Especially in a day and age in which media has becomes one of the main ways in which we receive information, in which we understand or contextualize our world, it sets social norms.
We collaborate with writers, producers, executives, and influencers to raise industry standards and change representations of Black people and issues affecting us throughout the media landscape. We are dedicated to building power for Black writers and producers and creating more accurate and balanced representations of Black people, more authentic Black stories, more diversity in writers’ rooms, and holding media companies who propagate racist content accountable.
What we see onscreen plays a profound role in shaping American culture. It has an undeniable effect on public perception and how police, judges, teachers, employers, and voters treat Black people. Yet far too much of the content Hollywood produces promote dangerous misunderstandings. That’s why we tell Black stories.