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Berlinale Blackness

A guide to movies in the 2012 Berlinale featuring people from the African diaspora. I am thrilled at about the new black films that I’ve seen recently.  Sundance was full of treasures this year like Pariah, Red Hook Summ...
by denise
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Community Unity Day

Berlin keeps me on my toes.  For everything I see, there are countless things that I miss like the work of Anthony Baggette of Clear Blue Water.  I made it down to Kreuzberg to catch Community Unity Day 4 at Südblock as p...
by denise
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Berlin’s Carnival of Culture – KARNEVAL DER KULTUREN

Karnival der Kulturen – Carnival of Culture is a yearly window into Berlin’s abundance of cultural diversity and talent. It is a weekend-long celebration that includes a procession, a market and performances.  One...
by denise
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A Lesson on Connecting to Berlin: Aloe Blacc

When I went to The do-Over yesterday, I was not sure what I would find. The party lists itself as a backyard-styled barbecue/party and that is exactly what it was. Even though I was surrounded by people who looked like they wer...
by denise
 

 
 

After The Fireworks

The streets are littered with the remains of the orgasmic New Years ritual. The smell of spent fireworks is so present that one can imagine smoke rising from the garbage strewn roads. But smoke never hovers over Berlin for lon...
by denise
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Black Intervention

On Wednesday, 20 February 2013, hundreds of people came out to the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse to hear essays, talks, and music from seven invited guests on the highly emotional and polemic debate on language in children's books cur...
by Chantel C Graham
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DJ Premiere Schools Berlin

If you love hip-hop, you know DJ Premier, the most formative hip-hop producer. He has created music for everyone from Nas, Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes & Gang Star to name a few.  If you are new to hip hop,...
by denise
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YAAM! featured in a short documentary

YAAM! from KaliShakti on Vimeo. Yaam! is one of Berlin’s most unique venue.  It operates as standing festival, complete with market, play area, beach, basketball court and stages.  Most of it is open air  so of course ...
by denise
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Black in Berlin

Last week's premiere event was a great inauguration. "The Politics of Community" was the overarching theme, but after a wonderful introduction to give some academic context, Taylor expertly guided our discussion forth and back ...
by Karina Griffith
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