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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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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...
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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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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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Black History Berlin

Berlin has a suite of Black History month events thanks to Black History Berlin 2012.  A team of talented and resourceful people from Dialogue Books (Sharmaine Lovegrove), Sand Journal and Paula Varjack came together to offer ...
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the things i am thinking while smiling politely…

Dodua Otoo's writing is efficient and brutal with a journal-like quality. This writing style effortlessly explores complex issues like white supremacy in intimate relationships, cultural colonialism, immigration, the mine-field...
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Street Art Gallery

I grew up in Brooklyn in the eighties and the street art in Berlin is reminiscent of the NY in the infamous pre-cleanup era. Street art is everywhere as tags (which I sort of hate) or larger, more intricate works. In Prenzlauer...
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Black International Film Festival

Last weekend I ventured out of my corner of the city to check out the Black International Film Festival in Rathaus Shöneberg and  left impressed and inspired.  The festival featured artist performances, seminars, and films f...
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