I haven’t watched any documentaries on here, but you might find something of interest.
Have you been paying attention to The rise of black lesbian and gay cinema?
Miranda July gives us an awesome tip for those of us who are easily distracted hehe (this is an outtake of The Future).
The Death of the Black Owned Independent Bookstore, from the AALBC Blog (on the right hand side of your screen, you should see a “Support Black Businesses” image; click it for AALBC’s database of Black owned indie bookstores)
I might as well put Teju Cole in charge of my reading list. His comments on Michael Ondaatje got me to add Coming Through Slaughter and Running in the Family to my reading list:
For purposes of marketing, writers are designated as poets, novelists, or something else. But writing is about matchmaking, an attempt to marry sensations with apt words. Ondaatje makes language translucent – the exact word, the exact placement of a comma – and the reader has the uncanny feeling of encountering ideas directly. His work is about the things I care most about: memory, threshholds, solitude, work (usually the work of hands), dangerous loves, half-remembered songs and scars of all kinds. It is a particular constellation of thoughts and experiences, so particular to me, I sometimes feel, that I’m unsure if I’m reading or if I’m the one being read.
The words of Emeli Sande are inspiration for any artists (h/t: Concreteloop)