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BHMD - GORDON PARKS

Renaissance King Gordon Parks born on November 30, 1912 was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and Blacks and in glamour photography. He was the first Black person to produce and direct major motion pictures with the 1971 film Shaft. Parks also was an author, poet and composer. Parks is also remembered for his iconic photos of poor Blacks during the 1940s and 1950s taken for a federal government project and for his International photographic essays for Life and Vogue magazines.

BHMD PODCAST - EPISODE 109

Neema Barnette presents BHMD Podcast hosted by Whole Body Literacy & Education (WHBLE) founder, Ah-Keisha McCants. Her guest is Alisha B. Wormsley, an interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer based in Pittsburgh PA.Her work is about collective memory and the synchronicity of time, specifically through the stories of women of color. She states her work is "the future, and the past, and the present, simultaneously.Wormsley has an MFA in Film and Video from Bard College and was awarded the Postdoctoral Research fellowship in art at Carnegie Mellon University.


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CELEBRATING FREEDOM FIGHTER SHIRLEY CHISHOLM THIS NOVEMBER

BEFORE HILARY CLINTON, BARACK OBAMA or KAMALA HARRIS,  there WAS THE MIRACULOUS HISTORY MAKER AND SERIOUS GAME CHANGER, MS. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM!

On January 25, 1972, Chisholm announced her candidacy for the presidency, becoming the first Black woman to do so. The 1972 Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida, became the first major convention in which any woman was considered for the presidential nomination. 

In honor of this magnificent woman we will feature mini docs, Portrait post, quotes and stories and much more to  help inspire and motivate everyone to participate in this important upcoming elections.


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