Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of Black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues Black girls have relating to both white and Black communities.
Black Girl In Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people, in hopes that these discussions will allow us to reconsider perceptions of ourselves, others and the communities in which we live and share.
African-American writers have long made a lasting impression in literacy circles worldwide. From Frederick Douglass’ famous narrative on slavery to bell hooks’ eloquent description of feminism to Alice Walker’s poignant portrayal of Black women in ‘The Color Purple’ and Toni Morrison’s gut-wrenching words in ‘The Bluest Eye’, the literary works of Black people have left their mark on millions around the world. Southern Gurl Productions is creating a documentary that offers a behind-the-scenes view of an American-based writers’ conference that has helped shape several best-selling authors and added their voices to the Black literary giants who made an indelible impression on us all. After 12 years and seven conferences, the Black Writers Reunion & Conference is hosting its final event in Fort Lauderdale this August. ‘BLACK AND WRITE’ will capture all aspects of this inspirational event plus authors sharing their stories of success and failure in the publishing industry. ‘BLACK AND WRITE’ portrays everyone from THE VETERANS – authors with more than 25 titles to their names and have over a decade’s worth of experience; THE HUSTLERS – authors who have published at least one book and are yearning for more; and THE NEWBIES – unpublished authors working on getting their first literary tome into print.
Walking into Boxcar Grocer in downtown Atlanta, I instantly felt good. The same warm and fuzzy feeling I fet walking in to a cozy coffee shop, a friendly cafe or even a chilled-out lunge in one of my favorite neighborhoods And though Boxcar does have some of those elements combined, serving sandwiches and providing tables and window barstools to sit and work on your laptop, it is a corner grocery store- selling organic food.
Here is a radical truth: school doesn’t have a monopoly on learning. More and more people are declining traditional education and college degrees. Instead they’re getting the knowledge, training, and inspiration they need outside of the classroom. Drawing on extensive research and over 100 interviews with independent learners, Kio Stark offers the ultimate guide to learning without school. Don’t Go Back to School provides models and methods for taking a new kind of path through learning, and transforming that alternative education into an exciting career path. This inspiring, practical guide provides concrete strategies and resources for getting started as an independent learner. If you’re debating whether college, trade school, or independent learning will get you where you want to be, Don’t Go Back to School is essential reading.