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Artist Titus Kaphar on Depicting Loss and Finding Purpose
'One of the country's hottest artists, Titus Kaphar has long tackled under-representation of minorities in Western art through his plays on classic paintings. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his artwork, and about NXTHVN , an arts program he co-founded that aids emerging artists, curators and students.' -- CBS Sunday Morning
Pointe Black: The Uncomfortable Truth of Being a Black Ballerina
' Marie-Astrid Mence has been a member of Ballet Black since 2014—a seminal dance company formed of Black and Asian performers who astound audiences with displays of balletic beauty and power. Mence’s journey to becoming their Senior Artist, however, had a turbulent beginning in her hometown of Paris. In this documentary profile directed by Rebecca Murray , Mence narrates the uncomfortable truths
Singing on the Land featuring Rissi Palmer at Bentonville Battlefield
' Singing on the Land is a virtual music project that celebrates the stories of historic sites across North Carolina through the voices of North Carolina musicians. Developed by North Carolina State Historic Sites and Properties in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and Come Hear NC, each installment of the series highlights one of North Carolina’s 27 state designated historic sites
'A Most Beautiful Thing': An Unlikely Bond Between Chicago Teens from Rival Neighborhoods
'In the late 1990s, a group of teens from rival neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side formed an unlikely bond. They became the first all-Black high school rowing team. Now, their story is at the center of new documentary called A Most Beautiful Thing . It’s based on a memoir by the same name, written by rower turned motivational speaker Arshay Cooper . Matter of Fact 's Soledad O’Brien spoke with
In Conversation: Leslie Uggams
'Singer and actress Leslie Uggams has been in show business for seven decades, since she was six. From appearances on musical variety shows and hosting her own series, to her roles in Roots , Empire , and the Deadpool movies, she talked with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca about the responsibility she felt as one of the few African Americans regularly performing on early television, whe
Man of Change: August Wilson’s "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" with Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Uri McMillian
'The new film adaptation of August Wilson ’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis . In it, tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless “Mother of the Blues” singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a recording session. Cast members Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, and Michael Potts explore Wilson’s work, their roles, and t
Common: "A Beautiful Revolution" (Part 1) – A Short Film
“'Beautiful Revolution' Pt. 1. is affirmation. It's recognition. It's elevation. It's music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do." -- Common Musicians: Common - vocals Robert Glasper - keys Karriem Riggins - drums Burniss Travis - bass PJ - vocals Isaiah Sharkey - guitar Alejandro Prawl - keys DJ Dummy - DJ
'Small Axe': Steve McQueen Talks 5-Part Anthology
'NPR's Michel Martin speaks with award-winning director Steve McQuee n about his latest project Small Axe , a set of five stand-alone movies exploring life in the West Indian communities of Britain.'