Reelblack Radio from 3/27/2015. Interview with filmmaker Damani Baker whose 2009 documentary STILL BILL (about songwriter Bill Withers), won multiple awards. He is in the final days of his Kickstarter campaign for THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, which chronicles the life of his mother and the time they spent in Greneda in the early 1980s. For more information (and to make a contribution), visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2076824259/the-house-on-coco-road-grenada-documentary
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL performing “Where Would I Be (The Question)?” at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on February 19, 2015. Original version appears on the Hidden Beach release, In This Life Together.” Their latest CD, “A Couple Friends,” is available wherever you find music. Photographed by Mike and Deyril for Reelblack/Captured Soul.
Join us Today at 5pm on 900AM WURD for the final episode of Reelblack Radio. (Mike will move over as a special guest on Stephanie Renee’s Mid Morning Mojo on Friday Mornings) We will review GET HARD, HOME and discuss whether TV has become “too ethnic”. Filmmaker DAMANI BAKER will call in to talk about THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD (see below).
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RBTV’s Mike D. had the chance to chat with film icon PAM GRIER during her recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show. In this exclusive clip, Ms. Grier talks about her 45 years in the entertainment industry, the key to her longevity on both stage and screen and the plans to adapt her autobigraphy into a film. (Apologies for the audio–it was recorded a little hot.). Special Thanks: Philadelphia Horticultural Society, 15 Minutes Marketing. Camera: Darrell Horne Edit: Mike D.
Topics: Empire Finale, Common on The Daily Show, Streaming and DVD picks including Maya Angelou’s Blacks, Blues, Blacks, The Retrieval, Top Five, Annie, Hollywood Shuffle and John Amos on EmmyTVLegends.org plus Mike D. chats with Insurgent star Mekhi Phifer. Hosts Mike D. and Stephanie Renee.
WHO: Grammy- and Tony-winning playwright/actor/composer/singer Billy Porter
WHAT: An evening of conversation, dialogue and discourse
WHERE: Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad Street (at Lombard), Philadelphia, Pa. 19102
WHEN: Monday, March 23, 2015, at 7 p.m.
The Brothers’ Network cordially invites you to an evening of conversation starting where it all began, at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in Philadelphia, for an evening of conversation with Mr. Billy Porter.
The Tony- and Grammy-winning playwright, actor, composer, singer and director, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., christened the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s new home with a performance of his musical Being Alive. His performance on Broadway in the smash musical “KinkyBoots” garnered him the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony awards for Best Actor in a Musical.
As one of the leading lights in American theater today, Mr. Porter has won acclaim for both his own creations and his roles in numerous Broadway hits. He will share with us his reflections on his life and his work and how his personal journey has affected his growth as a creative artist.
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RBTV’s MIKE D. had a chance to chat with actor MEKHI PHIFER about his role as Max in the DIVERGENT film series. He also shares the story behind becoming an actor in Spike Lee’s CLOCKERS and the difference between working on studio vs. independent film in this exclusive clip. Insurgent is in theaters now.
Join us for very special episode of Reelblack Radio. Entertainment Studios CEO BYRON ALLEN will be our guest for the hour to discuss his $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit he recently filed against Comcast, Time Warner and Rev. Al Sharpton. The result of the trial will have an impact on black owned media companies as they fight for viewers to have access to their content.
The African American Heritage Ministry of Grace Baptist Church of Germantown is pleased to present renown scholar, poet and activist, Sonia Sanchez on Sunday March 15, 2015 at 1:30 for An Afternoon with Sonia. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be gladly accepted. The event will be held in the Social Hall.
Sonia Sanchez is a great humanitarian. She takes on the issues of the day with passion and sensitivity, giving them new meaning that both enriches and challenges her audience. Her versatility allows her to recite poetry with drummer, Max Roach, and bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma or exchange rhymes with hip hop artists, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Sonia’s story is that of the coming of age of African American studies and the birth of Women’s studies.
Grace Baptist Church of Germantown 25 West Johnson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144