There was a time I was disgusted my natural hair.I hated the way it kinked.There was a time that I thought my darker skin color was unattractive.When I was 12, I was in tears on my bathroom floor, praying to God for looser curls and lighter skin.I desperately pleaded with Him to make me what
Times are tough, and dealing with loss isn’t easy. Coronavirus has claimed many lives across the globe. To address the complex grieving process, writer and filmmaker Christine Sloan Stoddard offers a solution in her short film “Bottled.” The eight minute-long film focuses on an unnamed female lead played by Stoddard who is figuring out how
I preferred the numbness when I relived your memories Etched in my heart for a lifetime I never got a chance to say farewell, I was too afraid to see you The tubes The grim beeping of the life support I’ve never seen you weak That made weak Pills Alcohol Anything to make me forget
With poise and passion, senior film student Antreise Lacey took the initiative to make a change in her life. As a mandatory part of finishing her bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University, Lacey was tasked with completing a “senior capstone project” in the form of producing her own film from the ground up. Challenged by her
The classic horror flick “Candyman” is getting a sequel from the brilliant and twisted mind of Jordan Peele and Monkey paw Productions, and a teaser for the trailer has just been released. Peele is producing the new film and co-writing it with Win Roselfeld, who served as the executive producer on the revamped “Twilight Zone”
“The Photograph” draws heavily from the 1997 classic, “Love Jones.” Both films beautifully laced with the pensive and sentimental fullness of Jazz music with an emphasis on the potency of Black art. Though The Photograph makes a fair attempt, it does not capture the warmth of “Love Jones.” It lacks familiarity and the main characters
Long Island Native Highlights an Uncovered Current in Diverse Communities with Film “My First Miracle”
According to the City of Hope, every four minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer, often derived from MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). More often than not, a bone marrow transplant is the key to survival. The chances of a multiracial patient finding a match can be as low as one
Wendy Rodriguez has adjusted to a lot of change throughout her life from leaving her native country Guatemala and being a teen mom. She eventually went on to buy her first franchise, Curves, at just 21, run her own dance franchise Ultimate Sweat Zone, and a nonprofit, be the president of the Brentwood Chamber of
The worst day of 13-year-old Alexa Petito’s life was back in sixth grade when she found a fake Instagram account portraying her in a negative light that was created and operated by around 16 students at her old school in Nassau County. Alexa’s mom, Jacqueline Petito, said the most shocking image used was a kindergarten
“Art is a good way to release anything that’s kept inside our psyche and share something on the inside to the outside world,” said artist Alexandra Blazer when asked how artistic expression impacts her. Blazer was one of the many artists to attend Teatro Yerbabruja’s second annual Central Islip Downtown Art Festival on Sunday, Sept.
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