Black in the Day….Happy 81st Birthday Auntie Maxine

On Aug. 15, 1938, United States House Representative Maxine Waters was born in Kinloch, Missouri. She represents California’s 43rd congressional district. In her 43 years of public service, she has built a reputation for tackling tough and even controversial issues. As a member of California’s State Assembly (1976–1991), she spoke out against South Africa’s apartheid government. Waters was elected to the House of Representatives in 1991. In 1992, as Los Angeles was rocked with rioting following the verdict in Rodney King’s beating case, she founded Community Build, the city’s grassroots rebuilding project. In recent…

Anna Julia Cooper…Educator, Scholar, Activist

August 10, 1858? is the birthdate of Anna Julia Cooper. Anna J. Cooper was one of the most prominent African-American scholars in the 19th and 20thcenturies. She worked tirelessly to give a voice to African-Americans, from the end of slavery to the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Cooper published her first book, A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South, in 1892. In addition to calling for equal education for women, A Voice from the South advanced Dr. Cooper’s assertion that educated African American women were necessary for uplifting the entire black…

Outgrown

Are you ready to take a fun and funny trip down memory lane complete with 90s nostalgia? If so, look no further than Outgrown. This is a coming of age tale set in the 90s, is centered around 9 and 10 year old cousins, Sam and Reggie. They embark on a wild adventure going through extraordinary lengths and overcoming hurdles to see their favorite rap duo Outkast perform. Outgrown is Moss Point, MS born, NYC-based filmmaker Sam Hicks’ debut, and is directed/co-written by Huriyyah Muhammad, founder of the Black TV & Film Collective. The film stars…