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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...
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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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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Berlinale Blackness

A curated guide of 22 films at the Berlinale that offer a variety of stories from around the world featuring people of color.
by denise
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The Reggae Movement Gallery

We stumbled on The Reggae Movement exhibition at Yaam last weekend and were fortunate to see the exhibition in its final days.  The images were made by Jamaican artist, Michael Thompson who goes by the name Freestylee on twi...
by denise
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Trailers & Teasers for Berlinale Blackness

I finally put together the Berlinale Blackness guide and organized myself to see each one of the movies in addition to some festival standouts and recommendations that I have been told not to miss.  But since amy daily meditat...
by denise
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Jammin’ @ Ya-Man

One morning when I was in the sleepy little kiez of Alt-Moabit, I decided to visit a Caribbean joint I ate at years ago. As I walked by the door, the woman coming out, just saw me and like a grandmother with a kindly Jamaican a...
by chester
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