Resilience and a fighting spirit flow in the veins of someone like Ilyasah Shabazz or her family. Her grandparents were dedicated to the Marcus Garvey cause and targeted by the Black Legion for doing so. And her human-rights-activist parents, well, their names are Dr. Betty Shabazz and Malcolm X.
The premiere of A Nice Guy, on August 25th, italicized the motives of writer, producer, and lead actress Dominque Nieves who often uses her short films to take a stand.
The Knockturnal caught up with mogul Russell Simmons, activist Donté Clark, and director Jason Zeldes ahead of the June 28th premiere of their ground breaking film, “Romeo is Bleeding.”
“Whose Streets”, follows the gripping tale of Ferguson residents following the tragic shooting of Mike brown. Following a well-received early screening of the film, Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis sat down with a small select crowd at the Tumblr Headquarters to share what went into the creative-behind-the scenes- process of making a groundbreaking documentary. Catch the sit down below: