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harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

I arrived in New York for the Harlem International Film Festival (HIFF) a bit under the weather. Okay, I was totally busted. From the moment the plane took off in Birmingham until the moment it landed at LaGuardia, I knew and saw little. Fever, chills, nausea, aches, the works. And it’s only the fifth week… Continue reading harlem nights (and days) better with a good film

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on roses and concrete…a commercial break

A student enrolled in my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Young America and Music” course stopped by today. He’s still thinking through how to approach his research paper on gun violence in the United States as seen in the work of two hip hop artists. I was pleased to see him recognize the reference to Tupac… Continue reading on roses and concrete…a commercial break