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.
Some of you grieved hard for Nipsey, while others held on to Tupac. Some are still in shock and devastated by the loss of Aaliyah and Left Eye. Today, I grieve for my mother, a literary God. A genius met her end. Her name was Toni Morrison, and in my despair, she was always my
Event curator, founder of Colored Colors and artist Jose Tutiven will tell you that art literally saved his life after pulling him out of a dark place. “Art to me became my therapy,” said Tutiven. “I would sit in my room for hours and just paint my feelings, which would bring me a sense of
In a small intimate theater in the East Village, a crowd came out to view society through the lens of a Black woman. No assumptions were made and stereotypes were not tolerated as the three-woman cast of “Sistas on Fire” directly explained why are Black women so mad. Topics such as female genital mutilation, hypocrisy,
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