Tag: birth of a nation

The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

The Rev. William Barber: ‘Bowing down is not an option’

| January 31, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Managing Editor, NNPA Newswire) The Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina state chapter of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays movement, delivered a rousing keynote address to open the 2017 Mid-Winter Conference of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA). The theme of the conference was “Strengthening Black-owned Newspapers […]

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Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Film review: ‘The Birth of a Nation’

| October 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Wire Service Film Critic) Finally, a filmmaker unearths one of the biggest secrets in American history: slave revolts. It’s a lesson rarely mentioned in history books, though it’s common knowledge to anyone who has taken a Black History course. Kudos to actor-turned-director Nate Parker for shepherding this ambitious project from the […]

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