In Memorium: Vonetta McGee

Vonetta McGee, a film and television actress originally known for blaxploitation pictures like “Blacula,” “Hammer” and “Shaft in Africa,” died on July 9 in Berkeley, Calif.  She was 65. To read an article on Ms. McGee's life: The New York Times 07/15/2010.

Via Soap Opera, Getting Information To Displaced Haitians

"First, Haitians received food and shelter; now the moving image has joined the humanitarian response. All over this rattled capital city, Port-au-Prince, outdoor screens are popping up, as a handful of organizations race to produce programming that entertains and informs the hundreds of thousands of displaced people living in camps without televisions or radios." The … Continue reading Via Soap Opera, Getting Information To Displaced Haitians

Restructuring Oakland Museum of California

"Because Oakland’s population was about 40 percent black while the museum’s governing board was entirely white, the director set up a 51-member Community Relations Advisory Council to make sure that a representative range of local voices was heard." The New York Times 05/16/10 Click here to read the entire article.