Afeni Shakur Davis has died (Activist/Former Black Panther/Mother of Tupac)


Afeni Shakur Davis, activist and former Black Panther member and mother of the late renowned Hip-Hop artist, Tupac Shakur, has passed in Sausalito, California. She was 69.


Phife Dawg: An Untouched Legacy

Hip-Hop continues to inspire, innovate, and shape the cultural soundtracks of our society. It speaks a language of the people while providing a creative lens for expression and discourse. With the passing of time comes the dreadful occurrence of losing legendary pioneers that have helped to positively impact and carve the complex and socially constructed legacy of hip-hop.

[AUDIO] An Inside Look at ‘Trapped’ with Director Dawn Porter

Director Dawn Porter combined her experience with law, policy, and film to introduce us to “Trapped”, a documentary aimed at enlightening audiences about the abortion debate through the lens of the service providers. Passionate about women’s health and an end to socioeconomic warfare on the working class, “Trapped” shares the narrative of the long term effects that TRAP Laws have placed on the majority of women’s health clinics around the country. The documentary has currently been making its rounds in the film festival circuit and is currently being distributed in select theaters this month. CINEMATIQ magazine talks to award-winning filmmaker, Dawn Porter about TRAP Laws, financing her projects, education, politics, and women’s rights..

[VIDEO] #NINA Starring #ZoeSaldana Premieres 4/22/16

  Like it or not, ‘Nina’ starring Zoe Saldana is complete!  The long-awaited and controversial biopic about singer, songwriter, pianist and (Black) civil rights activist, Nina Simone is set to be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 22, 2016 through RLJ Entertainment. The film chronicle Nina Simone and the rise to fame…

[VIDEO] #TRAPPED: Through the Opposite Lens

Reviewed by Michael Bruins for CINEMATIQ Magazine Directed by Dawn Porter. Screenplay, Porter, Sari Gilman | Camera (color, HD), Nadia Hallgren, Chris Hilleke; editor, Gilman; music, Paul Brill, Elizabeth Ziman; sound, Chris Burns, Jacob “Cubby” Falls, Judy Karp, Francisco Latorre, David Schumacher, Bob Silverthorne, Tyrell Williams; re-recording mixer, Pete Horner; line producer, Jennifer Partin; associate…