Written by Tim Anderson, Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University. In the history of African American media, none has been more proliferate and influential than music. As Arthur Knight points out in his book, Disintegrating the Musical: Black Performance and American Musical Film, for W.E.B. Du Bois music was the […]
The Rising Voices of Black Women: A Retrospective
Written by Van Dora Williams, Associate Professor at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. William’s expertise specifically regards documentary, international reporting, reconciliation, and community outreach studies. The Rising Voices of Black Women: A Retrospective 100 years ago, the ground breaking film Birth of a Nation (BOAN), provided theater goers an impressive and encompassing experience […]
Written by Monty Ross, film director and producer, and current instructor of film and cinema at Old Dominion University. Ross is a co-producer of the new film “Our Nation,” which will premier at the Birth of an Answer event at the Attucks theatre in September. This past April, I completed my first semester of […]
A 21ST CENTURY RESPONSE TO A 20TH CENTURY CLASSIC AND CONTROVERSIAL FILM: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Written by Eleanor Earl, Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies and Film Studies Program Coordinator at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia Hampton University Ogden Hall In 1915 The Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (Hampton Institute), which has since been renamed Hampton University, demonstrated the type of leadership one can only imagine the African-American community […]
From Silent Film to Hashtags: Black Media as a Mode of Resistance
This article was written by Sarah Florini of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Florini is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion. Media studies and cultural/critical studies scholars have long pointed to the importance representation in shaping our social and political life. Media do not simply represent […]