HBCU

Netflix has released the trailer for Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella performance titled Homecoming. It airs on Wednesday April 17th.

Bey’s performance paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities and to the classic 1988 Spike Lee film School Daze.

Homecoming features candid footage and interviews detailing the preparation and powerful intent behind her vision. It also traces the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

 

Watch below:

April 7: Bennett College Choir In East Point

Apr 1, 2019

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take I talked with Dorthea Taylor, a professional singer with over twenty years experience and graduate of Bennett College who became their choir director last year. The Bennett College Choir will perform a 3-movement concert to pay homage to African American women on April 7th at the East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church. 

Support for Jazz 91.9 WCLK comes from Firelight Films, presenting the film, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, on PBS  Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, examines the impact  HBCU have had on American history, culture and national identity.  Beginning with the earliest attempts at education to today’s  HBCU campuses.  

Check out the November 18 edition of "UPFRONT Inside Atlanta's Entertainment Industry." My special guests included award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr., who stopped by to chat about his new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Documentary, "Tell Them We Are Rising." The project puts a spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and their relevance to American society and culture. The film will debut during Black History Month on February 19, 2018. 

In The HBCU Tradition-Zora Neale Hurston

Nov 7, 2017
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Zora Neale Hurston is an American novelist who also made major contributions to African American Literature. Did you know that Ms. Hurston also attended Howard University, a Historically Black College and University/HBCU? Join Jazz 91.9 WCLK as we probe the proud unheralded history of HBCUs in a special screening of Stanley Nelson's new documentary Tell them We Are Rising on the historic HBCU campus of Clark Atlanta University.  The event will take place on November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Cole Research Center.  To RSVP for the special screening of Tell Them We Are Rising and panel discussion  CLICK HERE.

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