Eddie Murphy to Receive Mark Twain Award

Comedian and actor Eddie Murphy will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor during a ceremony Oct. 18 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington, D.C. The Kennedy Center established the prize in October 1998 in honor of Mark Twain, author of the “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and the “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”  Twain’s birth name was Samuel[Read More…]


Ernest Cole: the Black Photographer who told the story of Apartheid’s inhumanity

  By Rosemary Eng Ernest Cole had an artistic eye for the heartbreak of inhumanity. One of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, Cole was also one of South Africa’s most famous black photographers for his deeply emotional and compassionate documentation of life under apartheid. The 125 gelatin silver prints of his work that were displayed until December 6 at New[Read More…]

Helping Ernest Cole’s Spirit to Find Peace

Helping Ernest Cole’s Spirit to Find Peace The tragedy of how Ernest Cole died in New York, a relatively young, ill, poverty-stricken man, deepens the sadness of his gripping images of South African Apartheid. At the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, performing artist, scholar and community organizer Refilwe Nkomo may have helped Ernest Cole’s soul to reach a[Read More…]

Black Film Festival in New York

FILMS, DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULE Screenings will take place at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) Black Journal Program USA, 1968, digital projection, approx. 70m The first nationally broadcast black newsmagazine, produced by William Greaves and hosted by Wali Saddiq and Greaves, was home to a who’s who of[Read More…]