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  • Sep 25, 2014
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Status

    Heading to Washington DC this a.m. to join a 4 p.m. panel discussion hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Forum and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The topic is: Fatherhood: Impacting the Lives of Fathers, Men and Young Boys. Panelists include: former NBA player Etan Thomas; Director of the Kappa League, LMani S. Viney, Activist, Kenrya Rankin Nassel; Rev. Courtenay Miller, pastor of Norbeck Community Church; and Howard University student, Esau White. Moderated by Thabiti Boone, President Obama White House Champion of Change, and International representative for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Info: Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:00PM – 6:00PM Washington Convention Center Room 202-A This event is free and open to the public. No Registration required Peace.

  • Sep 12, 2014
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Photo

    Byron Hurt, director of "Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?" is looking for a BGLO sorority member in the Atlanta area who can talk openly and honestly about hazing from a nuanced, critical lens, as well as shed light on the lure and benefits of group membership. This is an on camera interview for a feature length documentary film. A background and expertise in gender identity is a HUGE plus. The interview would take place THIS SATURDAY afternoon. Reaching out to all Deltas, AKA's, Sigma Gamma Rho's, or Zeta's! Please email me at info@bhurt.com.

  • Sep 08, 2014
    Byron Hurt Documentary Filmmaker updated Status

    In the same way high profiled racist incidents brings out people's true race politics, high profiled incidents of violence against women brings out people's true politics around gender.

  • Sep 30, 2014
    University of WyomingUniversity of Wyoming

    Hurt speaks to students about gender violence prevention at the University of Wyoming.

  • Sep 25, 2014
    Congressional Black Congress and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity PanelWashington, District of Columbia, DC

    A panel discussion in support of the President's initiative on Fatherhood and Mentoring.

  • Sep 19, 2014
    Byron Hurt Co-Hosts NYC 80th Birthday Party for SONIA SANCHEZBedford Hall

    As some of you may know, poet, humanitarian, and peace activist SONIA SANCHEZ appeared in Byron Hurt's film "Soul Food Junkies." We are honored to share the news that Sister Sonia turned 80 (9/19/14) and that there will be a birthday party in her honor on 9/19 in NYC. Byron is one of the co-hosts. ALL DETAILS ARE BELOW! ~ #TeamByron The Center for Black Literature • AKILA WORKSONGS • African Voices Magazine • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture • Arts+Crafts, Inc. present... CELEBRATE SONIA! The Official NYC 80th Birthday Party for SONIA SANCHEZ (Co-Hosted by Byron Hurt and many others) Poets, Writers, Artists, Friends, and Colleagues Line Up To Honor Poet Extraordinaire SONIA SANCHEZ for a Milestone Life Event! Friday, September 19, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm BEDFORD HALL 1177 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn NY, 11216 (In Bedford-Stuyvesant between Madison Street and Jefferson Avenue. Info/direction: www.bedfordhall.com) Admission: $35 Buy tickets online at www.celebratesonia.eventbrite.com. TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST. Space is limited. Attire: Festive! If you can't attend, tell a friend OR MAKE A DONATION toward the birthday gift for Sister Sonia. Details here: www.celebratesonia.eventbrite.com PROGRAM FEATURES :::::::: ▪ asha bandele to host ▪ Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets to perform ▪ Ursula Rucker, from Philadelphia, to perform ▪ jessica Care moore, straight from Detroit, to perform ▪ Remarks by Haki Madhubuti of Third World Press ▪ Music by DJ Reborn ...and much more! FRIENDS OF SONIA SANCHEZ SPONSORS :::::::: asha bandele Dr. Ron Daniels and Institute of the Black World 21st Century Indira Etwaroo Alexander and Joanne Gabbin Nikki Giovanni Marita Golden Danny Glover Woodie King, Jr. Talib Kweli Haki Madhubuti of Third World Press Terry McMillian Jessica Care Moore Francisco Mora Toni Morrison Jill Newman of Jill Newman Productions Eugene Redmond Ursula Rucker Danny Simmons and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Randy Weston Marcia White HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS :::::::: Monifa and Lumumba Bandele Mo Beasley Toni Blackman JLove Calderon NY State Assembly Member Karim Camara Cave Canem Foundation Cntr for Law & Social Justice, Medgar Evers College CUNY Staceyann Chin Frenchie Davis Sabrina Gordon Farah Jasmine Griffin Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. Marc Lamont Hill House of Art Byron Hurt Tyehimba Jess Jacqueline Johnson Patricia Spears Jones Saddi Khali Tulani Kinard Tony Medina Tony Mitchelson and Layding Kaliba (The Linyak Project) Stacey Muhammad T. Rasul Murray National Conference of Artists New York, Inc. Otto Neals Shaun Neblett Abiodun Oyewole Marcia Pendelton Willie Perdomo Liza Jessie Peterson Kevin Powell Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group Thomas Sayers Ellis Thysha M. Shabazz Ekere Tallie Cheo Tyehimba Taylor Imani Uzuri Ted Wilson TWITTER HASHTAGS :::::::: #SoniaSanchez #Happy80thSonia #CelebrateSoniaNYC #ForTheLoveOfSonia MEDIA PARTNERS :::::::: ▪ Troy Johnson, AALBC ▪ Ron Kavanaugh, Mosaic Literary Magazine ▪ MyClickUrban.com CONTACT US :::::::: For general info, call 718.804.8882 or 718.756.8501. Media Contacts: pr@akilaworksongs.com or 718.756.8501.

  • Soul Food Junkies

    A documentary film about food, family, and tradition.

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  • Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

    A riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in Hip-Hop culture.

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  • I Am A Man: Black
    Masculinity in America

    This classic film explores what it means to be a black man in America.

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