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Ricardo de Montreuil"s "Lowriders" to Open LA Film Festival

Ryan Coogler will serve as guest director and Ava DuVernay will be honored with the Spirit of Independence Award......»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooJan 26th, 2017

Tom Hanks" Sully film to open Telluride festival

Clint Eastwood's film about the US pilot who crash-landed a plane in New York's Hudson River, starring Tom Hanks, is to open this year's Telluride Film Festival,.....»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukSep 5th, 2016

Venice star-studded film fest set to open under heightened security

VENICE (Reuters) - A musical with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Jude Law as a chain smoking pope and Mel Gibson's come back with a war drama are all tipped as must-sees at the Venice film festival which opens its 73rd edition on the Lido under heightened s.....»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 30th, 2016

Want a drive with De Niro? Hail a Sarajevo taxi

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Hundreds of Sarajevo taxi drivers have stuck posters of Robert De Niro on their cabs in tribute to the actor who will open the city's film festival on Friday with a screening of "Taxi Driver"......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 14th, 2016

Woody Allen presents "Cafe Society" at Cannes festival

(Reuters) - Veteran director Woody Allen drafted his cadre of stars for his latest film “Café Society” to open the 69th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, as actors Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Blake Lively walked the red carpet......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 13th, 2016

Woody Allen to open 69th Cannes film festival

Veteran film maker will premiere his new film 'Cafe Society', starring Kristen Stewart and set in 1930s Hollywood.....»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMar 31st, 2016

Woody Allen"s "Cafe Society" to open Cannes film festival

(Reuters) - Woody Allen's "Cafe Society" will kick off this year's Cannes film festival, organizers said on Tuesday, the third time the acclaimed American writer and director has opened the event with one of his movies......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 30th, 2016

Stephen Colbert Q&A, James Schamus Film Highlight First Group of Montclair Fest Screenings (Exclusive)

Roger Ross Williams' 'Life, Animated,' is set to open the festival with Barbara Kopple's 'Miss Sharon Jones!' serving as the closing-night film.read more.....»»

Category: moviesSource: hollywoodreporterMar 22nd, 2016

Coen brothers" "Hail, Caesar!" to open Berlin festival

The film is set in 1950s Hollywood and stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney and Channing Tatum.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsDec 5th, 2015

‘Gentlemen’ Set to Open Stockholm Fest

Following its world premiere at Toronto, Mikael Marcimain’s “Gentlemen” will sail to Stockholm where it will open the 25th edition of the film festival. Th movie will also compete at the fest and is nominated for the best film Bronze Hor.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 13th, 2014

Downey Jr., Duvall kick off Toronto film fest with "The Judge"

TORONTO (Reuters) - Actors Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall brought their father-and-son dysfunction drama "The Judge" to Toronto on Thursday to open the city's film festival, an early arbiter in the movie industry's awards season......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 5th, 2014

"The Judge", with Duvall and Downey, to open Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO (Reuters) - "The Judge", starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr, will open the annual Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 4, the festival said on Friday. The film, by "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin, foll.....»»

Category: moviesSource: yahooMay 4th, 2019

Abrams unveils Star Wars X-Wing - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphAbrams unveils Star Wars X-WingBelfast TelegraphJJ Abrams has revealed the X-Wing spacecraft, which will feature in Star Wars: Episode VII. Also in this Section. Turing film to open film festival · [TICON-A VIDEO] Beyonce for Fifty.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMay 12th, 2019

Turing film to open London festival

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukMay 13th, 2019

Gone Girl to open New York festival

Gone Girl, the film version of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller, will open the 2014 New York Film Festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukMay 19th, 2019

15 Of The Most Confusing Films Ever Made

These 15 films are all varying degrees of head-scratchers. Some you can pick apart with a bit of work, some you are deliberately impossible to understand. The post 15 Of The Most Confusing Films Ever Made appeared first on popcrunch.com. Most films are pretty linear and easy to follow in their storytelling. Others are muddled, but make sense when you think about them — like Memento. But some, some are designed to bewilder, obfuscate, and confuse. These 15 films are all varying degrees of head-scratchers. Some you can pick apart with a bit of work, some you are deliberately impossible to understand, but all are worth the effort of the attempt. Oh yeah, spoilers. 1Primer Shot for a mere $7,000, Primer is about time travel. Sort of. It’s more about the breakdown between two people, but an incredibly confusing causally linked time travel mechanism underpins it. If someone tells you they understood it on their first viewing, they’re a filthy liar. Written by a mathematician/engineer, none of the jargon or lingo is cut, making it as factually accurate as one could imagine a time travel story to be. The plot loops in on itself in recursive and terrifying ways. Trying to follow it? Good luck. Yes, it really is that batshit confusing, but watching it over and over to pick it apart is surprisingly fun. Unlike some of the other films on this list which are confusing just to be confusing, Primer actually makes complete sense, if you’re willing to put enough time and effort into it to understand what’s going on. 2Synecdoche, New York Again we see a Charlie Kaufman flick. The guy really does excel at the mindfuck. This time starring the superb Philip Seymour Hoffman as a play director crippled by neuroses who receives an immense grant, and sets up a massive play in a warehouse where each actor acts out a private and banal life, mimicking the outside. Slowly the play begins to mirror the outside world more and more, as he is afflicted by a mysterious illness, to the point where he hires actors to portray people outside, including himself. The film twists in on itself constantly, with the impossibly large warehouse eventually housing a full replica of New York City, including its own impossibly large warehouse, and so on. Sharply dividing to critics, some hailed it as the best film of the decade, others as unintelligible gibberish. Thematically dense but incredible, if you can follow it, you’ll be justly rewarded. 3Eraserhead I know, we’ve already seen Lynch on this list, but could I really ignore the famously off-the-wall Eraserhead? It’s completely and utterly indescribable. There’s a guy, his wife, a horribly deformed baby which may or may not be human, explosions, machinery, oozing wounds and liquids, eraser shavings, and more craziness than I can even understand. It was Lynch’s first feature film and is 89 minutes of pure snake-fucking crazy. Highly influential, but still utterly unintelligible, there’s really nothing you can do but try and ride it out, or devote a lifelong academic career to trying to decipher it. 4Donnie Darko Donnie Darko is much, much deeper than I originally gave it credit for. I first went in with my brain turned off, expecting something “quirky”, but not actually deep. What I got was only the tip of the story, and it turns out there are volumes more information that you need to really appreciate what was going on — mostly given via the notoriously twisted and labyrinthine website. 5Holy Mountain Chilean filmmaker/artist Alejandro Jodorowsky is either the closest thing we have to a mad prophet, or utterly insane, and I can’t decide which. Anything he makes is so densely packed with symbolism and metaphor that it will break your brain trying to understand what everything means — and it all means something. Steeped in tarot, mysticism, Christian magic, alchemy, and everything else weird and wonderful, his work is transcendental, if you can follow it. He’s more or less given up on film these days, instead focusing on comics where he isn’t limited by things like the laws of physics or budgets. Unfortunately, his later work has become almost a self-cliché, invariably hitting the same points over and over. Here’s something interesting, grab anything he’s done in the last 25 years, and tick off which of the following are in it: incest, violence and mutilation between family members, castration of a son by a father, a horrible disfiguring wound caused by a parent figure, obese and corrupt priests, back-stabbing royalty. Yeah, all of his stuff hits these points, regardless if it’s fantasy, historical, or sci-fi. 6Mulholland Drive Pretty much any film by David Lynch belongs on this list but lets bundle most of them up in with Mulholland Drive, which is possibly his most acclaimed work. Let’s face it, barring maybe Elephant Man and Dune, Lynch’s work is uniquely surrealist, and hard to follow regardless of how well you understand his corpus of productions. Lynch has specifically avoided offering explanations of the goings-on in Mulholland Drive, instead intentionally wanting viewers and critics to create their own opinions. Non-linear, bewildering, and inter-cut with seemingly unrelated chunks, it’s hard to follow even at the best of times, yet remains a powerful and influential film. 7Jacob’s Ladder Military experiments, death, drugs, and psychic powers. Jacob’s Ladder is an utterly horrifying trip into the mind of a broken individual trying to escape the legacy of the horrors of Vietnam. I won’t ruin the ending — which could be viewed either as a cop-out or else the only logical end of the story — but it’s a kick in the gut, that’s for sure. Increasingly horrific hallucinations plague Jacob as he learns more about just what happened when he was wounded during the war, and how it’s linked to everything that’s happened since then. Uniquely terrifying and difficult to pick apart, the ending kind of does away with any real need to explain what’s going on. 8Naked Lunch Cronenberg directing a book by Burroughs. You know there’s going to be nothing but batshit crazy here. Only really tangentially related to the book, Peter Weller’s laconic take on the insanity and surreality that surrounds him rapidly becomes an anchoring point for the viewer. Talking insects, hallucinogens, murder, sentient typewriters, psychic communications, bodysuits, and all other manners of weirdness pervade it, and it’s certainly not for the squeamish or easily bewildered. Unlike many of the other stories on this list, Naked Lunch isn’t capable of being picked apart, instead, it’s intentionally obtuse and inscrutable. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. 92001: A Space Odyssey 2001 is pretty damned hard to follow, mostly due to the bookends of the film, with the prehistoric opening and incredibly trippy closing, which serve to bewilder many viewers. The bit in the middles is just fine, though. Kubrick was famously exacting in what he required from his films, and the slow pacing is entirely intentional, and so too is the requirement that you as a watcher actually have to think and interpret what is happening, and not have it handed to you on a platter. The transformation into the Star-Child — and proceeding bad trip through space — is definitely obtuse and was designed to be open to interpretation. My personal view is that when Bowman activates the monolith, he’s whisked to an alien zoo for observation before they ascend him into a new form. But hey, that’s just me. 10Akira Without having read the immense manga or hitting Wikipedia, understanding Akira on the first viewing is extremely tricky. The amount of information presented to the viewer is minimal, and the whole “wait, what happened to Akira? Where did he go? And the blue kids? There’s another universe?” thing is pretty damn hard to get your head around, especially when most of the movie only explains these things tangentially, and you’re more concerned about Tetsuo’s crazy ass powers. Repeated watching and further research really do clarify what the hell is going on because otherwise you’re left bewildered. 11Adaptation Adaptation is utterly confusing, and unlike other films that blur the lines between reality and fantasy within the world of the movie, it takes on the borders between film and real-life — as in our real life. Adaptation is an adaptation of a novel called The Orchid Thief, which has no plot to speak of. So the movie is about the movie’s writer struggling to adapt the book and make a screenplay, which ends up being about him struggling to write a screenplay about the Orchid Thief. It consciously slips between Kaufman’s attempts to write a script true to a book that can’t be adapted, while shamelessly throwing in Hollywood-esque features like explosions, car chases, and love stories. Yeah, it’s bewildering, and just how true any of it is entirely up for debate. It’s still a great film, though. 12Solaris Partly due to being in Russian and partly due to its legendary slow pacing, Solaris (the 1972 version) is notoriously hard to follow. Often called the Russian 2001, Solaris takes place on a space station where the researchers are starting to hallucinate and go insane. The hallucinations cause plenty of questioning about the nature of their reality, which when combined with a psychologist main character and the question of how to approach a truly, truly alien lifeform has lead to many scratching their heads. The final open end to the film leaves just as many questions raised as it answers. It’s still a damn good movie if you can handle the glacial pace, but don’t expect any easy answers. 13eXistenZ Cronenberg excels at making you question what is real and what is not, and eXistenZ asks that about video games and reality, as the story blurs the boundary between at least three or four levels of the interaction of both. With the advent of a total immersion video game, eXistenZ is all about asking how much is free will, how much is scripted, and how much is even real. As multiple levels of games and reality begin to emerge, the final scene eventually feels like the whole movie has been sorted out — until the very last line. 14Pi Darren Aaranofsky’s first major flick was Pi, and this twisted black and white look at obsession and paranoia was enough to get him into the big leagues. It’s a combination of Aaranofsky’s trademark incredibly quick cuts, the dense subject matter, and an unreliable narrator that causes Pi to be tricky to follow, as Max Cohen struggles to understand the universal patterns that occur through nature as a way of understanding and predicting the stock market. As he uncovers more and more of a number that may be at the root of things or may be the unknown name of God, his sanity begins to erode, and his headaches increase, his final inevitable decline is as horrific as it is a relief — both for the viewer and the character. 15Vanilla Sky While personally I didn’t find this American remake of the Spanish psycho-thriller that bewildering, there were plenty who did, to the point where it was voted the most confusing film ever by a DVD rental company. The fact of the matter is that much of the perceived twistedness and confusion from the plot is all resolved by the classic cop out “it was all a dream.” While perhaps not as utterly blatant as that, but the entire film takes place in the lucid dream of a man in cryogenic suspensions whose subconscious has started to assert itself. That explains the constantly switching nature of reality and the weirdness that surrounds him. There, easy. The post 15 Of The Most Confusing Films Ever Made appeared first on popcrunch.com......»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchSep 21st, 2021

50 Organizations That Make The Biggest Positive Influence in Black Achievement

There are many organizations that work to make big positive influences in black achievement. The post 50 Organizations That Make The Biggest Positive Influence in Black Achievement appeared first on popcrunch.com. The death of a Black man named George Floyd during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020, was a catalyst for protests and riots around the world. The Black Lives Matter organization that was founded in 2013 took the forefront during these events, advocating for non-violent protests and civil disobedience geared against police brutality and all forms of racially motivated violence. While many people are familiar with Black Lives Matter and its importance in the movement towards equality, justice, and opportunity for all people, there are also many other organizations that work to make big positive influences in black achievement. With the donations they receive, these organizations fight racial injustice, educate, empower, encourage unity, and provide mentorship in black communities. The criteria used for inclusion in this list included historical ratings of the charity, the organization’s financial score, and its accountability and transparency rating using the most recent data available. Using this methodology, we present to you 50 organizations that make the biggest positive influence in black achievement in the U.S. today. Information is key so that when you choose to donate, you give wisely and to the organizations that make the biggest impact on black lives. A donation to any of these organizations or funds is a step in the right direction towards racial justice and equality and a step away from America’s shameful racist practices of the past and present. Racial Justice Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter is the organization for Black freedom, liberation and justice that most people are familiar with or have become familiar with in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The organization was founded in 2013 after George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s killer, was acquitted of murder in the case. Black Lives Matter has become the face of the global movement to eliminate white supremacy by fighting against acts of violence, oppression and discrimination that Black people regularly face in our society. Donate to Black Lives Matter. Anti Racism Fund The United States has a long history of systemic racism that recent events have spotlighted. Black people have been grossly mistreated, marginalized, and murdered simply because of ignorant hatred for the color of their skin. The Anti Racism Fund was formed to provide funding to organizations that fight to eliminate racial injustice in our society. Donate to Anti Racism Fund. Color of Change Color of Change is an organization working to end unfair practices that hold Black people back from success, happiness, and true freedom. The organization helps people respond to injustices they witness. Color of Change has 1.7 million members who push decision makers in business and government to create a less hostile world for Black people and all people. Donate to Color of Change. Advancement Project The Advancement Project has national programs that develop innovative strategies to tackle racial inequity. Using a combination of law, policy, communications and technology, the organization creates workable solutions and achieves systemic changes on issues of equality in democracy, voting rights and proper justice. Donate to Advancement Project. Community Justice Action Fund The Community Justice Action Fund is dedicated to building power for and with Black communities to end gun violence. The organization strives to change the conversation on gun violence prevention with those most affected leading the way. Donate to Community Justice Action Fund. History and Culture African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is a history preservation campaign working to restore important parts of American history. Many locations in the United States where significant parts of African American history occurred have gone unrecognized for their importance in American history. This fund was created to protect and restore these places and tell their stories. Donate to the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation furthers the work of choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey. Its mission is to establish an extended cultural community with training, community programs, and dance performances. The community unites people of all ethnicities by using the humanity and beauty of the African American culture and others to bring people of all races, ages and backgrounds together. Donate to The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. The National Civil Rights Museum The National Civil Rights Museum is located in Memphis, Tennessee at the Lorraine Motel where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The museum provides an education about the American civil rights movement and food for thought about today’s civil and human rights struggles around the world. Donate to the National Civil Rights Museum. Facing History and Ourselves Facing History and Ourselves is an organization that helps communities and classrooms around the world learn about the past in order to make better choices today. The organization uses history as a tool to challenge students and teachers to take a stand against hate and bigotry in all forms. Donate to Facing History and Ourselves. Black Table Arts Black Table Arts is an organization for Black artists with a mission to build community power, educate communities, and create spaces for leadership to thrive. Donate to Black Table Arts. Boom Concepts Boom Concepts is a creative community hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for black artists and creative entrepreneurs. The community is dedicated to representing marginalized voices. Boom Concepts hosts monthly art exhibitions, film screenings, community meetings, live music, dance parties, and fundraisers. Donate to Boom Concepts. 1HOOD 1HOOD is a collective of socially aware activists and artists. The group uses art to raise awareness. Its mission is to build liberated communities through art, social justice, and education. Donate to 1HOOD. Health and Disability National Health Law Program The National Health Law Program is an organization of attorneys dedicated to advancing health rights and access to quality health care for underserved and low-income individuals. One important goal of this organization is to eliminate racial healthcare inequities. Donate to the National Health Law Program. Sister Song Sister Song is an organization on a mission to achieve reproductive justice for indigenous women and women of color. The organization serves to strengthen the voices of those women whose human rights have been oppressed. Donate to Sister Song. The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC) was founded in 1990 and is an organization for all disabled Black people. NBDC works to improve community leadership, civil rights, entrepreneurship, family inclusion, education, and service delivery systems, and provides information to Black disabled people and their families. Donate to the The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC). GirlTrek GirlTrek is bringing one million black women to walk in their neighborhoods for health and healing. The movement challenges black women across the United States to change their lives and communities through walking. Donate to GirlTrek. Autistic People of Color Fund The Autistic People of Color Fund provides direct support and mutual aid for autistic people of color. The fund was created in June 2018 and has since given more than $30,000 to individual people of color who have autism. Donate to the Autistic People of Color Fund. BET + United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund The BET + United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund was established in partnership with the United Way to provide support and relief to African Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors may choose what city their donation benefits or have their donation go to cities where the need is the greatest. Donate to the BET + United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund. Civil Rights and Policy Reform American Civil Liberties Union Foundation The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation provides legal representation in legal cases involving constitutional rights and civil liberties. The foundation also educates the public about civil liberties and individual rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Donate to the ACLU. Center for Constitutional Rights The Center for Constitutional Rights was founded in 1966 by lawyers dedicated to helping the civil rights movement in the South. The CCR headquarters is located in New York City and works to advance and protect constitutional rights. The organization is proactive and uses the law creatively to enact social change and empower poor communities. Donate to The Center of Constitutional Rights. Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative was founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson to challenge racial and economic injustice. The initiative is dedicated to protecting the basic human rights of the most vulnerable people in America. EJI provides legal representation for people who have been wrongfully convicted, received unfair sentences, or have been abused in jail or prison. The initiative also challenges the death penalty and other forms of excessive punishment and provides assistance to those who are released from prison in order to help them successfully re-enter society. Donate to the Equal Justice Initiative. Campaign Zero Campaign Zero is dedicated to ending police violence in America. The organization works to analyze police practices, identify effective solutions to end police violence, and push legislation to end police violence across the country. Campaign Zero also provides technical assistance to organizers who lead police accountability campaigns. Donate to Campaign Zero. Communities United for Police Reform Communities United for Police Reform is a campaign in New York to end the discriminatory policing practices of NYPD. The movement is led by community members, lawyers, activists and researchers from all five boroughs. The partners in this campaign come from all walks of life and are representative of groups who are most often unfairly targeted by the police. Communities United for Police Reform fights for policy reforms that will keep communities safe while making sure the NYPD does its job of protecting and serving all in the community. Donate to Communities United for Police Reform. Communities United Against Police Brutality Communities United Against Police Brutality is an organization based in Twin-Cities that works to deal with incidents of police brutality. The goal of the organization is to create a climate of resistance to police abuse of authority and power and to empower citizens with knowledge and tools to bring an end to police brutality. Donate to Communities United Against Police Brutality. Leadership Conference Education Fund The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition of more than 200 national organizations. Its purpose is to protect and promote the civil and human rights of all people. The goal is a more open and just America. The Education Fund works to mobilize advocates who push for progressive change across the nation. Donate to the Leadership Conference Education Fund. Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is known for its legal victories against white supremacists and for tracking hate groups. The organization has worked since it was founded in 1971 to fight all forms of discrimination and to protect the constitutional rights of the most vulnerable members of society. In 1991 the organization established an educational program to combat the causes of hate to help K-12 classroom teachers foster respect and understanding. Donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Legal Rights Center The Legal Rights Center is a community-driven nonprofit law firm in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The firm specializes in restorative justice practices and youth advocacy. It provides legal representation at no cost to low-income people and people of color. The Legal Rights Center prioritizes providing legal services to juveniles. Donate to The Legal Rights Center. Texas Civil Rights Project The Texas Civil Rights Project is one of the most influential civil rights organizations in Texas. The organization uses legal advocacy to defend voting rights, reform criminal justice systems and fights institutional discrimination. Donate to the Texas Civil Rights Project. Education Harlem Academy The Harlem Academy in New York City is an independent school with merit-based admission that educates grades 1-8. The Academy ensures economic diversity and meets all demonstrated need for tuition support. The school prepares children for lifelong learning and promotes thoughtful citizenship. Donate to Harlem Academy. Page Education Foundation The Page Education Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to create heroes through education and service. Recipients of scholarships from the organization provide mentorship services for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Donate to the Page Education Foundation. Rainier Scholars Rainier Scholars provides scholarships to students belonging to groups that are most underrepresented on college campuses including African Americans, Hispanic Latinos, Native Americans and first generation Asian Americans. Over 80 percent of Rainier Scholars qualify as low income and 85 percent will be the first in their family to earn a college degree. Donate to Rainier Scholars. Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Sponsors for Educational Opportunity has a mission to give access to superior educational and career opportunities to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities. Donate to Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. Thurgood Marshall College Fund The Thurgood Marshall College Fund was founded in 1987 to provide scholarships and to advocate for students. The TMCF also works with public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to ensure student success. Donate to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Black Girls Code The Black Girls Code organization aims to increase the number of women of color in STEM fields by empowering and educating African American girls ages 7 to 17 to become leaders and innovators. Donate to Black Girls Code. Integrate NYC Integrate NYC is a youth-led organization that fights for racial equity and integration in New York City’s schools. The organization advocates for transformative policy to end the segregation and inequality present in NYC schools. Donate to Integrate NYC. Youth and Community Development The Brotherhood/Sister Sol The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is an organization in New York with national reach that serves youth in economically poor communities. Bro/Sis organizes and advocates for social change and equality for Black people once and for all. Donate to The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. EmbraceRace EmbraceRace was founded in 2016 with a mission to create a community, gather resources, assist, and provide support for the challenges that race creates for children, families, and communities. The organization publishes original stories and articles and produces webinars featuring expert guests. Donate to EmbraceRace. Assata’s Daughters Assata’s Daughters is a youth organization led by women. The organization is located in Chicago and is rooted in black radical tradition. AD provides black youth in Chicago with political education, mentorship, and leadership development services. Donate to Assata’s Daughters. Pretty Brown Girl Foundation The Pretty Brown Girl Foundation provides self-acceptance and leadership development programs, clubs, and events to combat adverse social issues that affect girls of color. The organization has a mission to instill confidence in girls and young women of color so that they grow up to fulfill their dreams and become capable leaders in their communities. Donate to Pretty Brown Girl. The Conscious Kid The Conscious Kid strives to promote healthy racial identity development in children. The organization supports other organizations, families, and educators who are taking action to stop racism in children. Donate to The Conscious Kid. Know Your Rights Camp Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp is engaging cities across the country in a movement to advance the liberation and well-being of black and brown communities. The camps educate and inspire self-empowerment. Donate to Know Your Rights Camp. Developing Responsible Economically Advanced Model-Citizens (D.R.E.A.M.) D.R.E.A.M. is a nonprofit organization with a commitment to educating and empowering urban kids to make smart financial decisions. By providing financial education the organization is training the next generation of citizens so that they may foster positive change in urban communities. Donate to DREAM. Business and Career SOGAL SOGAL is a female-led platform that is disrupting norms in venture capital and empowering diversity. The mission of the organization is to bridge the funding gap for entrepreneurs. Donate to SOGAL. Black & Brown Founders Black & Brown Founders is an organization that provides help to Black and Latino entrepreneurs with modest resources launch and build tech businesses. Donate to Black & Brown Founders. Minority Corporate Counsel Association The Minority Corporate Counsel Association was founded in 1997 with a mission to advocate for expanded hiring, retention and promotion of minority corporate attorneys and law offices. The association collects and distributes information about diversity in the legal profession. Donate to Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Gyrl Wonder Gyrl Wonder is a professional initiative to empower ambitious young women of color ages 17 -22. The organization provides resources and tools for girls to prepare them to be successful in a competitive workplace environment and reach their professional goals. Donate to Gyrl Wonder. Black Political Organizations Black Voters Matter Black Voters Matter works to increase power in Black communities through effective voting so that communities may choose their own destinies. The organization advocates for policies to expand voter rights and access along with other aspects of racial equity. Donate to Black Voters Matter. The Collective Political Action Committee The Collective Political Action Committee works to build Black political power. The organization educates and equips voters, donors and political candidates with resources such as training programs, technical assistance, fundraising, and advertising. The Collective Political Action Committee looks forward to improving our country by building a new generation of Black civic leaders across the U.S. at all levels. Donate to The Collective Political Action Committee. Woke Vote Woke Vote is working to change the face of politics across the country. The organization is dedicated to increasing voter turnout. Woke Vote is invested in the activation, long-term engagement, training and development of leaders who organize, and the mobilization of voters of color who have long been disengaged in the political process. Donate to Woke Vote. Higher Heights for America Higher Heights for America is a political organization for Black women. The organization is dedicated to pushing forward for a democracy that effectively represents Black women, includes Black women and elects Black women. Donate to Higher Heights for America. The post 50 Organizations That Make The Biggest Positive Influence in Black Achievement appeared first on popcrunch.com......»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchSep 21st, 2021

TIFF 2021: Highlights from a film festival that entered the multiverse

No two people have the same film festival experience. There's the thumbing of the program and picking out titles, making priorities and curating your own double, triple, quadruple bills. There's the hopping between venues, meeting faces old and new, emerging from dark rooms disappointed or elated or somewhere in between. For press, there's a lot of work (I promise) concealed between start and finish too......»»

Category: topSource: cnnSep 21st, 2021

Tribeca and YouTube announce "We Are One" online film festival

Some major film festivals are joining together to carry on amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzApr 27th, 2020

DOC NYC documentary film festival: Real life, both light and dark

Highlights from the festival's 10th edition, held in New York City, which features more than 300 feature-length and short non-fiction films.....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzNov 6th, 2019

South Korean film "Parasite" wins Cannes" Palme d"Or

The festival's second place award went to French-Senegalese director Mati Diop's feature-film debut, "Atlantics".....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsMay 25th, 2019