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Director Stanley Nelson & Author A’Lelia Bundles Will Discuss The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker After Screening Of Two Dollars And A Dream Monday Online

Director Stanley Nelson and author A’Lelia Bundles will discuss the life of Madam C.J. Walker and the importance of truthful storyteller this coming Monday. The online event will start with a screening of Nelson’s debut work Two Dollar And A Dream which was his 1987 film about Madam C.J. Walker and the first film to look at her life. Bundles is Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter and the author of  On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker which was used as inspiration for the Netflix series Self Made. Nelson is the grandson of Freeman B. Ransom who was Walker’s attorney and the general manager for her hair care company. Nelson interviewed men and women who worked for Walker’s company such as former sales representatives, office assistants and executives. He also looked at Walker’s role as the first Black philanthropist and her daughter A’Lelia’s contribution as a patron of the Harlem Renaissance. This beginning of Nelson’s career led to other critically acclaimed films including Freedom Riders, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, The Murder of Emmett Till and Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.

Tina Martin, an Emmy-nominated journalist and host of the WORLD series Local, USA will moderate the discussion. The event happens Monday at 7 PM ET on the World Channel. Viewers can register for the free event here. 




Media Questions Of The Week

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Are former Black Panther members David Hilliard and Elaine Brown correct in their criticism of Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution, when they say the film is lacking accuracy in regards to them, Huey Newton and Kathleen Cleaver?

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Was Michael B. Jordan misunderstood in his interview with GQ magazine when said he wanted “roles that were written for white characters” and referred to women as “females?”

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Did Sam Smith “rip off” Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” for his “Writing’s On The Wall” James Bond theme song?




The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of A Revolution (Trailer)

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Veteran documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson is raising money for the theatrical release of his new film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of A Revolution. Nelson’s new film looks at the history of the organization and the conditions that brought about its formation in the ’60’s and how many of those issues are prevalent today. The Black Panther Party became known for their scrutiny of police brutality while using the open-carry laws to bear arms while doing so and their free breakfast programs for school age children. FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover described them as “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country” and created COINTELPRO to successfully dismantle them. Nelson’s film is the first feature length film about the Panthers and to support the Kickstarter campaign for it head over to the project page here.