The Whitehouse Hosts Student K-12 Film Festival on STEM

safe_imageAre you an aspiring filmmaker? Maybe you are just a budding academic who can appreciate cool things. In any case, the Whitehouse is hosting the first ever student film festival for K-12 students. Finalists could have their three-minute long videos screened at the Whitehouse and posted on the Whitehouse’s website. It’s a great opportunity for young people to make something that they can be proud of. [Read more…]

“Dark Girls” Documentary Explores Colorism, Self-Worth, and Prejudice

dark girlsThe captivating and well-received documentaryDark Girls” will be premiering on OWN this Sunday. And while the film touches on the topic of colorism, the intra-racial animus brought on by perceived worth associated with lighter variations in skin pigmentation in the black community, it also deals with social messaging, stigmas about natural hair textures, and relationships with darker women. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of the film is its authenticity as it is mainly told through firsthand accounts of “dark girls.” And, I have to say, even the preview brought up emotions for me that I had long ago believed to be gone. [Read more…]