Season 3 bakers from "The Great British Baking Show" on PBS

Pride, Prejudice and Brexit

EU leaders’ response last week to PM David Cameron and the Brexit leadership resembled Elizabeth Bennet’s rebuff of Mr. Darcy’s first boastful and lame marriage proposal in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Britain and the EU are now at the beginning in what has been described as a bitter divorce following the results of a […]

The Black Panthers on PBS Tonight

Watch the full-length version of #BlackPanthersPBS Feb 16, 9p/8c on @IndependentLens @RepBarbaraLee @RepBobbyRush — Indie Lens Pop-Up DC (@ILPopUpDC) February 12, 2016 We would not have a movement without all the artists and activists who supported us. #ErickaHuggins #arts #BlackPanthersPBS — Independent Lens|PBS (@IndependentLens) February 7, 2016 All former Panthers are involved in social […]

Making the Case for Reparations

Ask the ghosts of U.S. history who physically built this country: Black slave labor. While some question the timing and frequency of films and other media thematically focused on slavery in the United States, the stories and the attention given to “12 Years a Slave” and tonight’s premiere of the PBS documentary mini-series “African Americans: […]

Abraham, Martin, and John Lewis

This past Sunday, PBS held a preview screening of the documentary THE MARCH at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. THE MARCH is directed by John Akomfrah. It has its television premiere tonight, August 27 at 9 PM ET/8C on PBS. The panel for the preview was comprised of four people who were involved with […]

Revolutionary Optimists and Rebels

This post has been updated (see “Rebel”) I’ve been having on-going discussions with persons who work or have lived (or were born) in countries where there’s extreme poverty, war, and other maladies. What distinguishes “their” poverty from American poverty? Is it just a matter of food, resources, and material goods? In the U.S., we’re talking […]